- About Banyan
- How To Grow Banyan
- Benefits of Banyan
- Maintenance Tips
- Shipping Info
The national tree of India is the Banyan tree, designated formally as Ficus benghalensis. The tree is revered as sacred in Hindu philosophy. The tree is often symbol of the fabled ‘Kalpa Vriksha’ or the ‘Tree of Wish Fullfillment’ as it is associated with longevity and has important medicinal properties. The very size of the banyan tree makes it a habitat for a large number of creatures. For centuries the banyan tree has been a central point for the village communities of India. The life of banyan tree is very long and is thought of as an immortal tree.
Potting Soil mix, Loamy Soil, Clay Sand Mix
All Purpose Fertilizer
Every 11-12 Month
1. As a houseplant, banyan should be positioned in an area where it gets half shade or moderately bright light. Outdoors, grow in half sun to partial shade.
2. Banyan plant likes a soil that is well drained but kept moderately moist.
3. Allow soil to dry almost completely, then saturate. Underwatering and overwatering can cause leaves to yellow and drop.
4. Fertilize annually with all purpose fertilizer.
1. Cures Ear Problems
2. Good for Tooth Problems
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4. Treats Swelling of Eyes
1. As parts of the banyan tree plant are poisonous (if ingested), caution should be used while handling it, as sensitive individuals may be susceptible to skin irritations or allergic reactions.
1. It does not need the bright light so often demanded of plants grown indoors.
2. Don't let plant sit in water, otherwise, leaves may yellow and drop.