With this purchase you will get:
Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa Nitida (Retusa) Plant
5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Description for Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa Nitida (Retusa)
Plant height: 5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)
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 â€œfig,â€ a fleshy, specialized receptacle that develops into multiple fruits.
Common name(s): Chinese Banyan, Indian laurel, shining leaved fig, Malayan banyan, Taiwan banyan, curtain fig, gajumaru
Flower colours: Orange
Bloom time: March-May
Max reachable height: Up to 50 feet
Difficulty to grow: Very easy to grow
Planting and care
The plant performs best in big size containers.
Sunlight: Full sun, Partial sun
Soil: Loamy soil
Temperature: 20 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer: Use any organic fertilizer
Caring for Chinese Banyan
Mulch with an organic material, such as dry grass clippings, straw, aged manure, or a mixture of these.
Typical uses of Chinese Banyan
Special features: It is an evergreen tree.
Culinary use: NA
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.