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.
|Plant Height||31 inch (79 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Common Name||banyan, banyan fig and Indian banyan|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 30 meters|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Banyan trees prefer well-drained but moderately moist soil.
|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.|