How to grow Ficus benghalensis

Ficus benghalensis growing tree of the genus Ficus also known as Banyan fig or Indian banyan, Ficus benghalensis perennial evergreen or deciduous plant and used also as ornamental and also as shade tree or as bonsai the plant is drought tolerance plant, can grow in mediterranean, tropic, desert or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green, the shape elliptic.

Flower grow in inflorescence hollow fig structure, that the flowers inside the fig, the flowers grow

Ficus benghalensis fruits

Fruits teardrop-shaped the color can be red or orange

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How to grow Ficus benghalensis growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Irritant skin

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Batocera rufomaculata

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak branches, recommend keeping the tree small

Size of the plant:
10-30m, 30-100 feet, wide can be as along as given

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / spring

General information about the flower:
Flower grow in inflorescence hollow fig structure, that the flowers inside the fig

Pollination is done by:
Fig wasp, hand pollination

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Ficus benghalensis fruits?
Eaten raw, jams, juice, dry, fruit leather

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the fruits with net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-5 years

Scientific name:

Ficus benghalensis

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