The “green island” variety of Ficus microcarpa is a climbing shrub, known for being small but beautiful. Unlike other varieties, this one does not share the destructive nature of its species. Hence, it is not only popular as a bonsai and indoor plant but as a landscaping plant as well. It is commonly cultivated in the Southern United States and Northern Australia.Aside from being cute, we love Ficus microcarpa green island variety because it a is low maintenance plant. It can adapt to different soil types, and is salt- and drought- tolerant. Its rapid-growing roots can reach deeply to get enough moisture if planted on the ground. Because it is relatively small and compact, maintenance pruning is not a necessity.