The Banyan tree is an iconic figure in the culture, folklore, and literature of the Indian sub-continent.
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About Banyan Tree

The banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) is odd-looking with widespread, aerial roots that give the appearance of numerous trunks when they reach the ground. The Banyan tree is a close relative of the fig tree and a larger version of the ficus tree.

These trees have large, thick roots that protrude from the trunk. The Banyan prefers warm, tropical weather, as frost can kill it.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height31 inch (79 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name banyan, banyan fig and Indian banyan
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 30 meters
Flower Colour Green
Bloom Time Monsoon
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
  • You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
  • You should prune and fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season.

    Banyan Tree care

    Banyan trees prefer well-drained but moderately moist soil.

    Sunlight Full sunlight
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Rich, humusy and well-drained soil.
    Temperature 25 to 35 degree C
    Fertilizer Feed with slow-release pellets at the beginning of the growing season.

    Banyan Tree special feature

    Perennial plant

    Banyan Tree uses

    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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Is banyan tree good for home?

    Yes, Banyan tree is good for home as per vastu shastra, It is symbol of prosperity and gives positive vibes.

    Do banyan trees produce figs?

    Yes banyan tree produces fruit but commercially it is not used as like fig.

    How to grow banyan tree?

    Banyan trees can be grown from softwood cuttings or seeds. To grow banyan tree at home consider the following points. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight 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. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    What banyan tree is called in hindi?

    Banyan tree is called Bargad in Hindi.

    Can banyan tree be planted at home?

    Yes, Banyan tree can be planted outdoor at home for shade and fresh air.

    Does banyan tree have flowers?

    Yes, The flowers are concealed in the fleshy receptacle commonly known as fig.

    Why banyan tree is worshipped?

    Yes, in Indian culture Banyan tree is worshiped as symbol of god Brahma, Yam, Buddha.

    Do banyan trees lose their leaves?

    Yes, Banyan tree lose their leaves during September and October month.

    Where do banyan trees grow?

    Preferable location to grow Banyan tree is outdoor. Consider the following points to grow banyan tree outdoor. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil 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. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why banyan tree is called national tree?

    Banyan tree has lots of medicinal uses with long life. Banyan tree also represents the Indian culture of gods like Brahma, Yama, Buddha therefore Banyan tree is called as national tree.

    Is banyan tree fruit edible?

    Banyan tree is also a fig and fruits are edible but not commercially used as fruit. Note- Please consult your health care expert before consuming any plant or plant part.

    Is banyan tree and peepal tree same?

    Banyan and peepal tree are different but belongs to same family Moraceae.

    How to plant banyan tree?

    To plant tree consider the following points 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description.

    Do banyan trees grow fast?

    Yes,Banyan tree grows 30 to 40 feet in 5 years.

    Is banyan tree and banana tree same?

    No, Banyan and Banana tree are different.

    Do banyan tree gives oxygen at night?

    Yes, Banyan tree gives oxygen at night but less as compared to day time with CAM cycle.



    Reviews

    Saturday, 25 July 2020

    Beautiful plant, arrived in very good condition. Impressive packing. Looking forward to buy one more

    Rachell Kotnis

    Friday, 24 July 2020

    Verry small size.but good product no any damage when i got it in my home delievery is superior

    Supradipta Sen

    Monday, 16 March 2020

    Very small but looking cute

    Asha
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