Common Name Weeping Fig
Botanical Name Ficus benjamina
Local Name
Native/Non Native Non Native
Origin Southeast Asia & Australia
Location at Holy Family Church Church grounds

(These photographs are authentic captures from the Holy Family Church campus, portraying the scenic splendour of the place.)

The Weeping Fig is the official tree of Bangkok, Thailand. This evergreen tree is elegant with gracefully drooping branchlets and glossy leaves, oval with a pointed tip.

While it does best under bright, sunny conditions, it also tolerates considerable shade. Hence it is a very popular house plant.

The leaves are very sensitive to small changes in light. When it is re-located it reacts by dropping many of its leaves and replacing them with new leaves adapted to the new light sensitivity.

There are known three separate varieties of the species and numerous ornamental hybrids, causing much confusion in the identification of the tree. The two varieties, nuda and comosa are known to bear bright red and bright orange figs.

IMPORTANT: The information on this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference books. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Readers should always consult their physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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