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Indian Banyan – Ficus benghalensis

(100 seeds)

$4.15

A sacred tree with aerial roots. An instant forest with one tree.

As a bonsai the young seedlings can be wired to make interesting shapes. The tree is also renowned for its numerous aerial roots that not only create interest and can be sculpted, but it also allow one specimen to be used to create a forest-like bonsai.  
 

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As a bonsai the young seedlings can be wired to make interesting shapes. The tree is also renowned for its numerous aerial roots that not only create interest and can be sculpted, but it also allow one specimen to be used to create a forest-like bonsai.  

Bonsai Difficulty

Beginner

Bonsai Styles

Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk

Bonsai Size

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

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Additional Features

Attracts Birds

In the Garden

Found in Pakistan and India, the Indian Banyan is a tropical tree that, left to its own devices, can grow to an immense canopy size upward of 800m in diameter. The tree develops aerial roots that turn into woody trunks once they reach the ground.

Propagation

As a tropical tree this species will need to be kept warm over winter in the cooler areas. It prefers a moist well draining soil but is drought tolerant. It will benefit from regular feeds.

Common Name:Indian Banyan
Scientific Name:Ficus benghalensis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 100
Climate:Subtropical, Tropical
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:25-50m
Tree Full Width:15-25m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Subtropical, Tropical
Additional Features:Attracts Birds
Growing Information

In the Garden

Found in Pakistan and India, the Indian Banyan is a tropical tree that, left to its own devices, can grow to an immense canopy size upward of 800m in diameter. The tree develops aerial roots that turn into woody trunks once they reach the ground.

Propagation

As a tropical tree this species will need to be kept warm over winter in the cooler areas. It prefers a moist well draining soil but is drought tolerant. It will benefit from regular feeds.

Product Details
Common Name:Indian Banyan
Scientific Name:Ficus benghalensis
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 100
Climate:Subtropical, Tropical
Ideal Soil pH:Any
Soil Type:Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun
Watering:Medium
Flower Colour:Unremarkable
Bonsai Difficulty:Beginner
Bonsai Styles:Informal Upright, Slanted Trunk
Bonsai Size:Medium (25-80cm), Large (80-200cm)
Tree Full Height:25-50m
Tree Full Width:15-25m
Foliage:Evergreen
Foliage Colour:Green
Seasons Of Interest:Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Climate:Subtropical, Tropical
Additional Features:Attracts Birds

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