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Description for Banyan Tree
Plant height: 24 - 38 inches (60 - 97 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)
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.
Common name(s): banyan, banyan fig and Indian banyan
Flower colours: Green
Bloom time: Monsoon
Max reachable height: Up to 30 meters
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Banyan trees prefer well-drained but moderately moist soil.
Sunlight: Full sunlight
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.
Caring for Banyan Tree
- 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.
Typical uses of Banyan Tree
Special features: Perennial plant
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.