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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Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa Nitida (Retusa) Plant
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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 “fig,” 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
Water: Medium
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.

Harvesting

NA

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.

References

  • https://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/ficus-microcarpa/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Laurel%20Fig.html
  • http://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/31325