About 35 years ago my Mom and Dad received a ficus tree as an anniversary gift. With all the moves they have made, I inherited the tree. It has done very well. We take it outside over the summer and bring it back in the fall. When we took our Master Gardener training, the teacher warned us. If it bothers you when a plant drops its leaves, don't get a ficus. Now that Mom is home from the hospital and I had time to check on my plants, I found the ficus was doing its thing. Mindy was helping clean up the fallen leaves.