This tree has a beautiful braided stem with lush, glossy oval leaves. It is well known for purifying the air in the house.
Braided ficus trees will tolerate low humidity with no trouble, but they need regular watering during the growing season to keep them healthy. Both too much and too little water can cause root problems and insect infestations, so monitor the soil moisture and only water when it is visibly dry. Add water slowly to the soil, letting it soak in before adding more.