Common Name(s): Weeping fig
Non-Native to Florida
Introduction to Florida: 1926 (ornamental)1
This species appears on the following legally prohibited plant lists
Weeping fig is rarely found in disturbed sites in St. Lucie, Lee, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. It is native to Asia but has escaped cultivation. Ficus benjamina blooms all year (Wunderlin, 2003).
1. Strangers in Paradise, Impact and Management of Nonindigenous Species in Florida, Chapter 2: Florida’s Invasion by Nonindigenous Plants: History, Screening, and Regulation, by D.R. Gordon and K.P. Thomas, pp. 21-37. Island Press, Washington, DC, 1997.