Ficus Starlight or Weeping Benjamina is a native of the tropical regions of Asia and Australia. Belonging to the Moraceae family, the plant has glossy green leaves variegated with white. The stems of young plants are flexible and are sometimes braided or twisted. They can also be trained into bonsai specimens. When grown outdoors, a Benjamina can become large trees with oblong leaves, adding a spectacular dimension to a landscaped garden. A favourite house plant, Ficus are slow growers, but with the right care, they stay alive for decades and even bear fruits after a while.