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Description

Ficus religiosa is an Ayurvedic Native tree used for the treatment of a cough, skin diseases, improving the skin complexion, nausea, vomiting

Peepal is unrivaled for its antiquity and religious significance. Commonly known as sacred fig. It is a large deciduous tree with a pale stem often appearing fluted on account of the numerous roots which have fused with the stem.

Leaves leathery 4-8 inches long by 3-5 inches wide, somewhat egg-shaped or rounded, tailed at the tip and heart-shaped at the base, or sometimes rounded. The young leaves are frequently pink, change to copper and finally to green. Flowers minute within the receptacle. Fruit is a fig. Leaves & Bark used for treating Dysentery & Diarrhea. Ayurvedic tree used for the treatment of cough, skin diseases, improving the skin complexion, nausea, vomiting.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Ficus religiosa care

Ficus religiosa uses


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Ficus plant dropping leaves?

The most common cause you will see ficus leaves drop when the seasons change. The humidity and temperature in your house also change at this time and this can cause ficus trees to lose leaves. Underwatering or overwatering and too little light can cause a ficus tree to lose leaves. In an improperly watered ficus tree may have yellowing leaves and the ficus tree leaves may curl.

Can you prune a Ficus plant?

Ficus trees should undergo pruning after new growth stops in the late summer and early fall.

Does a Ficus need sunlight?

Yes, Ficus needs 4-6 hrs. of direct bright sunlight a day.

How tall do Ficus plants grow?

Ficus can grow up to 60 feet tall

How much light do Ficus plants need?

Ficus plants need 4-6 hrs. direct bright light a day

How to grow Ficus plant faster?

Feed your plant with any organic NPK rich fertilizer once a month during active growing season (Summer and Rainy) and water it regularly when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

Do Ficus plants need drainage?

Ficus plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent root rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape if growing Ficus plant in a pot.

Can Ficus trees be planted outside?

Yes, you can grow Ficus tree outside where 4-6 hrs.of direct bright light is available.

Why is my Ficus plant sticky?

Sucking insects such as scale and mealy bugs could be on the plant, feeding on the foliage, and then releasing a sticky substance called honeydew.

How much water do Ficus plants need?

It requires frequent watering so water it when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inches) feels dry to touch( Approx 150-200 ml)

How to plant Ficus pumila?

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 4-6 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 4-6 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 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.

When to water Ficus plant?

Apply water probably in the morning or evening time. Do not overwater the plant. Water the plant when the 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season

Can Ficus tree live outside?

Yes, you can grow Ficus tree outside where 4-6 hrs. of direct bright light is available.

What does a Ficus plant look like?

Ficus trees are a common plant in the home and office, mainly because they look like a typical tree with a single trunk and a spreading canopy.

When to repot a Ficus plant?

1. After purchasing plants if the pot is too small, proceed to re-pot so that the plant may grow properly. 2. When plant overgrows in the current pot or after every 2 -3 years change the pot.repot your ficus plant in the spring season(March-July).

Are Ficus plants easy to grow?

Yes, Ficus plants are very easy to grow.

Is Ficus plant lucky?

Feng Shui says that the Ficus elastica species attracts wealth, prosperity, and good luck. In Feng Shui, it is said that plants with rounded leaves such as the rubber plant are associated with positive energy

How to care Ficus plant?

Make sure your plant is getting 4-6 hrs of direct sunlight, water it (Approx 150-200 ml) when the upper layer of the soil(1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, 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.

What is Ficus plant?

Ficus, a genus of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and vines in the family Moraceae

How to propagate Ficus plant?

You can propagate Ficus through stem cutting and seed germination procedures. 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

How to plant Ficus tree?

To plant ficus tree consider the following points 1.To grow the plant in a 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 the same soil. 4. Keep the plant indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com 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 4-6 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 4-6 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 4-6 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.

How long do Ficus plants live?

Some ficus tree can grow more than 100 years

How to grow Ficus plant?

Ficus plants grow from cuttings with green growth at the tips and woody bases are used. Consider the following points to grow the ficus plant. 1.Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural 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 to September). Note- for more details on growing please check above description on nurserylive.com

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