Ficus microcarpa var. Green Island has small round leaves. In can be grown as a mounding shrub up to 6-8 ft tall or ground cover: it spreads out sideways and is easy to train as a ground cover clinging to rocks or even trailing down a wall. This is a great plant for the "Black Thumb" person because once established it requires very little maintenance. It is an extremely slow growing plant, so it doesn't require constant trimming like many other ficus plants. It is great plant for indoor. It can take low light levels. It doesn't have a high water requirement so not to worry if you forget to water it once in a while. It grows very slow, so it doesn't need constant trimming. All of these makes it an extremely desirable plant for use as a tropical Bonsai.