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Ficus religiosa, Bo-Tree, Sacred Ficus, Peepal Tree

Ficus religiosa

Bo-Tree, Sacred Ficus, Peepal Tree
Family: Moraceae
Origin: India and Asia
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Bo-Tree, Sacred Ficus. This large deciduous tree is sacred to the Hindus and Buddhists, under which Budda received enlightenment. This fast growing tree usually begins as an epiphytem (air plant, grows on trees) but develops roots to support its height of ninety plus feet. The Bo-Tree has purple figs and is different from other species, because of its slender, long leaf tip.

Can be grown as bonsai.

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