The ficus is a common landscaping plant which can be easily cultivated. They are prolific growers that are often planted to form a hedge. Ficus plants grow extremely fast. All ficus plants are actually trees, including those used for hedges. The ficus will eventually outgrow the hedge form and shape and change to a more tree-like form. Ficus plants need very little care aside from pruning. Plants will actively grow without additional fertilization and can thrive on water alone. Ficus plants are successful in areas with access to full sun. Ficus plants grow in the direction of light access and can even shift form to reach for more light.