Ficus benjamina

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.