Banyan Tree, Ficus benghalensis



The Banyan tree is an iconic figure in the culture, folklore, and literature of the Indian subcontinent.

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.

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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 8-10 am.

You should remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and throw them 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


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