Ficus binnendiijkii 'Alii' is a fairly new cultivar of weeping fig and it certainly makes a rather beautiful indoor tree. It has long, narrow leaves which are naturally glossy and they taper to a stylish point.
As Ficus 'Alii' grows and matures it often drops the lower leaves which reveals a bare, woody stem. This makes it look tree-like and it has a palm-like appearance.
Very easy to look after.
It likes a moderate amount of light but not direct sunlight.
Water regularly, but allow the compost to partially dry out between waterings.
If you with to re-pot, do this in spring and transfer the plant to a pot that is just one size larger.
These plants prefer to be slightly pot-bound but ensure there are enough drainage holes as it will not like to be soggy.
Sold in a 17cm pot, measuring approximately 70cm in height.