Ficus benjamina is just one of hundreds of species of Figs, dozens which are very common in cultivation. However, this is probably the most common of all the Ficus species since it has so many uses. Figs are members of the family Moraceae, a huge family of plants with over 1000 species. A few other popular genera in this family include the Mulberrys and the Breadfruit trees. Most Moraceae are tropical plants, and Ficus benjamina is no exception, being native to the tropics of south Asia and northern Australia.