Does anybody know what plant is this?

tropical shrub in my office

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This tree looks like a Ficus Benjamina or close relative. These are also common office and house plants because they are fairly easy to care for. They tolerate low light levels fairly well, though they may not support as many leaves when the light is so low.

In humid conditions they sometimes grow air roots out of their branches. If the roots touch the ground, they develop into secondary truncks.

You just have to keep them watered properly. Which is to say, loose well draining soil but watered often enough that the soil never gets dry.

  • It might be some sort of ficus. Bit probably not benjamina. My plant's leaves are thicker, I would say. Apr 6, 2016 at 14:26
  • That's why I said or some relative. Benjamina is the closest I could get based on the picture.
    – Escoce
    Apr 6, 2016 at 14:28
  • It's not a Benjamina or the leaves would come to a sharp point. More likely to be Ficus Nitida. Definitely a ficus now Sorin has Id'ed white sap
    – kevinskio
    Apr 6, 2016 at 14:35

This is a ficus retusa. They're often used as bonsai.

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