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Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa nitida (Retusa) - Plant

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1 Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa nitida (Retusa) - Plant

Ficus microcarpa is an evergreen tree in Moraceae family with a rounded dense crown, smooth gray bark, milky sap, and long, thin, dangling aerial roots. Leaves alternate, simple, leathery, deep glossy green, oval elliptic to diamond shaped.

Flowers tiny, unisexual, numerous, hidden within the,fig, a fleshy, specialized receptacle that develops into multiple fruits.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Chinese Banyan, Indian laurel, shining leaved fig, Malayan banyan, Taiwan banyan, curtain fig, gajumaru
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 50 feet
Flower Colour Orange
Bloom Time March-May
Difficulty Level Very easy to grow

Planting and care

Mulch with an organic material, such as dry grass clippings, straw, aged manure, or a mixture of these.

Chinese Banyan care

  • Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
  • Sunlight
  • At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
  • Watering
  • Before water poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.
  • Grow well in pH range of 5.5 to 7.5
  • Temperature 20 to 40 degrees C
  • During the main growing season (June-July) feed the plant with organic fertilizer.
  • Chinese Banyan uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Good to keep inside homes and terraces as specimen plant, foliage plant etc

    Medicinal Use:

    • It is found to have good healing property and is used in preparation of oils and ointments for external application in the treatment of ulcers
    • Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ficus microcarpa dropping leaves?

    Underwatering or overwatering both can cause a ficus tree to lose leaves. The most common cause for dropping ficus leaves is that its environment has changed. Often, you will see ficus leaves drop when the seasons change. some other reasons are the plant does not get proper sunlight. Lack of Nutrient. Disease infestation.

    Is Ficus microcarpa bonsai?

    No, Initially it was not bonsai plant later on it is trained and finally it becomes bonsai plant.

    Is Ficus microcarpa edible?

    No, Ficus Microcarpa is not edible.

    How to prune Ficus microcarpa ginseng?

    Pruning the Ficus ginseng on a regular basis will lead it to branch out more. Prune winter growth in spring, and if outside, remember to pinch new shoots off as they appear. A good rule of thumb is to wait for 8 to 10 new leaves to form, and then remove half of them. It will trigger new branches to sprout and foliage will grow more dense and beautiful.

    How to revive Ficus microcarpa ginseng?

    Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight (4-6 hrs), No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. avoid overwatering. so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location.Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    How to water Ficus microcarpa ginseng?

    Ficus Microcarpa ginseng should be given water when the top layer of soil (1-2inch)feels dry to touch.

    How to grow Ficus microcarpa?

    To Plant Ficus microcarpa consider the following points.
    1. Sunlight- direct bright sunlight (4-6 hrs. a day) is required.
    2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
    3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.
    4.Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.

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