Bennett, a Ficus Benghalensis Sunshine, is a lesser-known member of the rubber plant family. His leaves are a bright tropical green colour, with bold pink-green veins, and interestingly, his leaves have a soft to touch velvety texture.
You may be familiar with Bennet's cousins, Felix the Ficus Abidjan, and Freddie the Ficus Robusta - the whole family are some of the best air-filtering plants available, and low-maintenance too.
Bennett, Ficus Benghalensis Sunshine
Bennett prefers bright indirect light to partial shade, without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight wouldn’t go a miss.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun