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Ficus benghalensis, Ficus indica, Banyan Tree

Ficus benghalensis, Ficus indica

Banyan Tree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: South Asia
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapBig tree taller than 20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

Very large, fast growing, evergreen tree up to 10ft, with spreading branches and many aerial roots. Leaves stalked, ovate-cordate, 3 nerved, when young downy on both sides; petiole with a broad smooth greasy gland at the apex, compressed, downy. Fruit in axillary pairs, the size of a cherry, round and downy. The Indian Banyan is the most famous banyan. In India, an entire army camped under a single giant old tree. Various parts of this plant are considered medicinal. The bark of this therapeutically valuable tree is attributed with tonic, astringent,cooling and diuretic properties in Ayurveda.


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Ficus bengalensis - Banyan Tree

One of the most impressive tropical trees - Banyan tree. You have seen them in botanical gardens.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot