Description for Ficus religiosa
Peepal is unrivaled for its antiquity and religious significance. Commonly known as sacred fig. It is a large deciduous tree with a pale stem often appearing fluted on account of the numerous roots which have fused with the stem.
Leaves leathery 4-8 inches long by 3-5 inches wide, somewhat egg-shaped or rounded, tailed at the tip and heart-shaped at the base, or sometimes rounded.
The young leaves are frequently pink, change to copper and finally to green. Flowers minute within the receptacle. Fruit is a fig. Leaves & Bark used for treating Dysentery & Diarrhea. An ayurvedic tree used for the treatment of cough, skin diseases, improving skin complexion, nausea, vomiting.
Planting and care
Can be planted in the sun, although can tolerate the half shade; aftercare till establishment is helpful if the situation allows; reasonable soil required. Grow well in moist and dry deciduous forests
Caring for Ficus Amplissima
- Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue.
- Losing its leaves is the most common problems with ficus plants.
- Ficus tree shows a standard reaction to stress is Leaf drop, whether it is from any of the following: Underwatering or overwatering, Low humidity, Too little light, Relocation or repotting, Drafts, Range in temperature (too hot or cold).
- If your Ficus is losing its leaves, go through the checklist of proper ficus tree care and correct anything that you find wrong.
Typical uses of Ficus Amplissima
Special features: Ficus is an evergreen tree with a widely spreading crown. It often starts life as an epiphyte in the branch of a tree and can eventually send down aerial roots that, once they reach the ground, provide extra nutrients that help the plant grow more vigorously.
Ornamental use: Ficus trees can maintain their tree-like shape regardless of their size, so this makes them ideal for bonsais or for massive houseplants in large spaces. The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
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