Ficus are among the most popular indoor house plants for both homes and offices. They are highly decorative and they help to purify the air inside. They should be placed in areas that get bright but indirect sunlight. Keep the soil moist by misting them periodically. They cannot tolerate drafts so avoid placing them near doorways leading outside. The sap that is omitted can cause skin irritation for people and animals. Ingesting the leaves may cause vomiting and/or diarrhea.