Ficus Alii is an indoor plant with a drooping habit, supple, arching branches and a wealth of elongated, pointed leaves. It can keep its leaves much longer than other Ficus benjamina varieties and is very popular because it is easy to grow.

It grows well in bright light, but not in direct sunlight. It likes heat and does not suffer when temperatures reach 30 °C.

At the end of the 1980s, NASA carried out research to find out which plants were most useful for making the environment inside space stations as pure as possible. According to a list compiled by the American space agency, this plant is able to improve the quality of the air we breathe and limit domestic pollution. It filters out many pollutants including formaldehyde, which is present in carpets and furniture, trichloroethylene and benzene.

Origin: Tropical Asia