Variegated Ficus benjamina Plants are one of the most common houseplants. The green and cream-colored leaves add color to your decor. They can be trained as a tree with a clear trunk or as a bush with leaves from the top of the plant to the soil level. These plants need bright, direct light and they prefer to dry out some between watering. It's best to keep this Variegated Ficus benjamina in the same location because any change in moisture, light or location will cause the plant to drop some of its leaves to adjust. New leaves will quickly grow in to fill the tree.