Ficus Benghalensis, commonly called bo tree, Banyan Tree, Bodhi tree, peepul, and sacred fig, is native to Southeast Asia, southwest China, India, and the Himalayan foothills. It is a large broadleaf evergreen tree with wide-spreading branching that grows to 60-100’ tall. It is an epiphytic. Tree seed (often deposited by birds) may germinate in upper tree crevices, producing dangling, non-parasitic, aerial roots that grow to the ground, root in the soil, and produce trunks.
Planting & Caring –
Grows well in average, moist, well-drained soils in full sun. As a container plant, it is best grown in a soil-based potting mix. Site indoors in bright indirect light or in part shade with protection from the afternoon sun. Water regularly during the growing season. Avoid overwatering. Reduce watering from fall to late winter.