Native to Asia, Ficus is a genus made up of nearly 900 different species. In a family so large, Ficus can be found in the form of trees, shrubs, and vines. Certain species of Ficus, like the Lyrata, are commonly referred to as figs due to the fruit they can bare. As a houseplant, Ficus are known to be quite fussy if disturbed. Try to maintain a stable light source for your Ficus to avoid it shedding leaves.