Glossy, attractive, and decorative are the words that first spring to mind when it comes to Ficus longifolia. This tall, narrow-leaved plant visually resembles Eucalyptus and adds a touch of freshness to any space.
Commonly known as Narrow Leaf Fig or Ficus binnendijkii 'Alii', Ficus longifolia is a member of the Moraceae family. Native to the tropical forests of Brazil, this plant serves as a popular choice for decoration of indoor and outdoor spaces. This plant can reach up to 50 feet (9 m) in height in its natural environment. Narrow Leaf Fig is cherished for its decorative appearance. The deep green foliage has an elongated ovate shape and is the plant’s distinctive feature. It can grow 8 in (20 cm) long and reach 1.5 in (4 cm) wide. The young plant’s trunks can be braided for decorative purposes.