Bodhi Tree – Ficus religiosa

$2.95

A tree with religious significance and healing powers that is beautiful and easy to grow.  

As bonsai, figs make really interesting trees that are easily molded and shaped. They respond well to wiring and are great for root over rock styles. Bodhi trees are tropical trees and will need to be grown indoors for much of the year unless you live in the tropics. They do best in humid conditions with strong light.  

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As bonsai, figs make really interesting trees that are easily molded and shaped. They respond well to wiring and are great for root over rock styles. Bodhi trees are tropical trees and will need to be grown indoors for much of the year unless you live in the tropics. They do best in humid conditions with strong light.  

Bonsai Location

Indoor

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Any

Bonsai Size

Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Easy Care Plants

In the Garden

Ficus Religiosa or the Bodhi tree is a “wise” choice for those who live in the more humid environments of Australia and who want a beautiful and distinctive shade tree for their backyard or an easy to grow bonsai. Ficus religiosa is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 meters tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 metres. Note that these sizes are for older trees and that in cultivation it is unlikely to grow more than 20m tall. Figs have aggressive roots, so keep them away from structures.

Propagation

This tree has religious significance as the tree which Buddha sat under when he attained his enlightenment. It also has special significance as a medicinal tree and it is traditionally used to treat a variety of ailments from asthma to sexual disorders. The Bodhi tree is also extremely long lived with a human planted specimen still thriving in Sri Lanka over 2000 years after being planted.

Common Name:Bodhi Tree
Scientific Name:Ficus religiosa
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 1000
Climate:Subtropical, Tropical
Hardiness:4 (0 to 5 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:25-50m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Subtropical, Tropical
Additional Features:Easy Care Plants
Growing Information

In the Garden

Ficus Religiosa or the Bodhi tree is a “wise” choice for those who live in the more humid environments of Australia and who want a beautiful and distinctive shade tree for their backyard or an easy to grow bonsai. Ficus religiosa is a large dry season-deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 meters tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 3 metres. Note that these sizes are for older trees and that in cultivation it is unlikely to grow more than 20m tall. Figs have aggressive roots, so keep them away from structures.

Propagation

This tree has religious significance as the tree which Buddha sat under when he attained his enlightenment. It also has special significance as a medicinal tree and it is traditionally used to treat a variety of ailments from asthma to sexual disorders. The Bodhi tree is also extremely long lived with a human planted specimen still thriving in Sri Lanka over 2000 years after being planted.

Product Details
Common Name:Bodhi Tree
Scientific Name:Ficus religiosa
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 1000
Climate:Subtropical, Tropical
Hardiness:4 (0 to 5 °C)
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Saline, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Location:Indoor
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Any
Bonsai Size:Small (0-25cm), Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:25-50m
Tree Full Width:5-10m
Foliage:Deciduous
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Subtropical, Tropical
Additional Features:Easy Care Plants