Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa nitida (Retusa) - Plant

Ficus microcarpa is a tropical tree with smooth light-grey bark and entire oblanceolate leaves.
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1Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa nitida (Retusa) - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Chinese Banyan

It is an evergreen tree to 15 m or more in height, 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 Height12 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

The plant performs best in big size containers.

Sunlight Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Medium
Soil Loamy soil
Temperature 20 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer

Chinese Banyan special feature

It is an evergreen tree.

Chinese Banyan uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Good to keep inside homes and terraces

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

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.

When to prune Ficus microcarpa?

You can prune out dead material at any time during the year but winter is the best time for trimming ficus trees.

How to propagate Ficus microcarpa?

Collect cuttings from the mother plant. Beware of the time of the year though so that you provide the best rooting conditions for the cuttings. Select cuttings of stems, above 15cm (6 inches) long. Simply cut the proper stem. But, cut them cleanly just below the leaf nodes where natural rooting hormones are located. Remove leaves or other unnecessary buds. We do not want other parts of the plant to compete with rooting. Place the cuttings into water (or you may skip this step). Stick or transfer the cuttings to the soil. Water the cuttings daily to maintain soil moisture.


Sunday, 15 March 2020

Got the plant in good condition, and it is growing well.

Rasika Srivastava

Sunday, 01 March 2020

How often should i water it and does it come with soil or should i get my own soil?

Nandana Pai Kakode

Sunday, 16 February 2020

Wow plant in excellent shape.

Chandan Chakravorti
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