Native to South Africa, triangle ficus shows off pleasing triangular-shaped, bright green leaves and in optimal conditions can grow to an impressive 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide. This plant appears to be quite uncommon in the nursery trade, so if you stumble upon one, consider snatching it up to be added to your indoor plant posse. If, however, you live in USDA zones 12 and 13, you could grow this plant outdoors but it needs warm temperatures to thrive. More commonly, this plant is grown as an indoor plant, and once you get to know your new foliage friend and you have successfully set it up for success, avoid moving it about your house as this plant, like its ficus cousins, does not appreciate relocating.
If your ficus happens to start exhibiting fussy yellow dropping leaves, then perhaps you are killing it with kindness. The secret to these plants is to give them a thorough soaking—so much that water exits the bottom drain—and then let the plant dry out to about half the container size and then you give it another full drink.
An even harder to find variegated variety, Ficus triangularis ‘Variegata’ which sports green and cream triangle shaped leaves on stiff stems. This beauty grows slowly to 4 feet tall and desperately needs bright light to maintain its variegation; otherwise it reverts to all green.