I have a couple 3 foot tall ficus trees which have some thin aerial roots descending from the branches. I keep both indoors, and they do not get a lot of sunlight. However, when I purchased them 2 months ago, they already had these aerial roots.
Would trimming the aerial roots have any major impact on the health of the tree? If so, are there things I can do to offset these effects? I have seen some trees that never seem to grow these types of roots, is this species dependent or environmentally determined?