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Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa nitida (Retusa) - Plant

Ficus microcarpa is a tropical tree with smooth light-grey bark and entire oblanceolate leaves.


This Product Contains

SrNo Item name
1 Chinese Banyan, Ficus Microcarpa nitida (Retusa) - Plant
2 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Chinese Banyan

It is an evergreen tree to 15 m or more in height, with a rounded dense crown, smooth gray bark, milky sap, and long, thin, dangling aerial roots. Leaves alternate, simple, leathery, deep glossy green, oval-elliptic to diamond-shaped.


Flowers tiny, unisexual, numerous, hidden within the “fig,” a fleshy, specialized receptacle that develops into multiple fruits.


Plant Specifications

Plant Height 12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Chinese Banyan, Indian laurel, shining leaved fig, Malayan banyan, Taiwan banyan, curtain fig, gajumaru
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 50 feet
Flower Colour Orange
Bloom Time March-May
Difficulty Level Very easy to grow

Planting And Care

Mulch with an organic material, such as dry grass clippings, straw, aged manure, or a mixture of these.

Chinese Banyan Care

The plant performs best in big size containers.

Sunlight Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Medium
Soil Loamy soil
Temperature 20 to 40 degrees C
Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer

Chinese Banyan Special Feature

It is an evergreen tree.

Chinese Banyan Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Good to keep inside homes and terraces

Medicinal Use:

  • It is found to have good healing property and is used in preparation of oils and ointments for external application in the treatment of ulcers