“Ficus benjamina, is the official tree of Bangkok.
It is commonly known as the weeping fig or Benjamin’s fig, is a species of flowering plant native to south and southeast Asia and Australia.
This tree reaching 30 metres tall in natural conditions, with gracefully drooping branchlets and glossy leaves 6–13 cm, oval with an acuminate tip.
In tropical latitudes, the weeping fig makes a very large and stately tree for parks and other urban situations, such as wide roads. It is also a very popular houseplant in temperate areas, due to its elegant growth and tolerance of poor growing conditions; it does best in bright, sunny conditions but will also tolerate considerable shade. It requires a moderate amount of watering in summer, and only enough to keep it from drying out in the winter. Plants are very frost-sensitive.”