Ficus trees are the classic house plant. You can buy a plastic or silk imitation to sit in the corner of your living room. Real ficus trees are water seekers and the can grow to enormous sizes. The resort I am staying at has some very large ficus trees. They are not as larger as those along Old Cutler Road in Miami, but they are close rivals.
Ficus trees were favorites to climb. Their root system was a perfect imaginary boat or island. This is a tree of my childhood memories.