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Banyan Fig

Ficus Roy Benghalensis

£40.00

The Indian Banyan Fig is a beautiful and unique house plant. With bright and dense foliage, the Ficus Roy can certainly add some eastern flavour into your home or workspace with this exotic showstopper! Get the Ficus Roy delivered to your door for free on orders over £75.

90cm
potting
21cm

Only 1 left in stock

About Banyan Fig

Botanical Name
Ficus Roy Benghalensis
Common Names
Indian Banyan, Strangler Fig
Plant Height
90cm
Nursery Pot Size
21cm
Air Purification Qualities
Yes
Child & Pet Safe?
No

Banyan Fig (Ficus Roy Benghalensis) also called Indian banyan, is a uniquely shaped tree of the mulberry family (Moraceae) native to the Indian subcontinent. The banyan reaches heights up to 30 metres (100 feet) and spreads laterally. Aerial roots that develop from their branches descend and take root in the soil to become new trunks. One tree may in time assume the appearance of a very dense thicket as a result of the tangle of roots and trunks. One individual, known as Thimmamma Marrimanu, in Andhra Pradesh, India, is thought to have the broadest canopy of any tree in the world. The banyan is also the national tree of India and symbolic to many Indians.

With dense, bright green foliage, the Banyan fig will make a perfect addition for those wanting an exotic showstopper in their home! To really show off this indoor plant’s looks, why not pair it with one of our sleeker and understated indoor pots? The curved classic or extruding Dallas would certainly make the perfect pair!

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

How To Care For Banyan Fig

watering
Watering

The Banyan Fig doesn’t want to be over-watered. Allow the top couple of inches to dry between watering. A great way to gauge this is to place your thumb in the soil. If it’s dry, it’s time to water!

Light & Location

Banyan FIgs will survive in most conditions, but they really thrive in a brightly lit spot. Being from the Inidian subcontinent, keep your Ficus benghalensis away from any cold or drafts.

Humidity

The Banyan Fig prefers a humid environment, but isn’t too demanding on this front. Give a misting occasionally and keep the leaves dust free.

soil
Soil

Banyan Figs prefer a rich, well-draining soil. Ensure the water can drain away from the pot freely and ensure it does not sit in water. It likes consistently moist soil.

Fertiliser

Fertilise monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) to keep your Banyan Fig happy and healthy.

Pests and Diseases

As with many other members of the ficus family, the Banyan Fig can occasionally become susceptible to pests such as scales and mealy bugs. To treat, simply order some of our neem oil on next day delivery, and spray on your leaves, soil until resolved!

potting
Repotting

Although Banyan Fig’s like to be kept quite root-bound, it is recommended to repot them every 2-3 years to allow some growth. If you want to keep your Banyan Fig from growing too tall you can pinch your plant back above a node, which also encourages it to branch out.

Consider these products to help with the care of your Banyan Fig
Delivery & Returns

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We ensure you’re always happy with your purchase, so if you’re plant or pot is damaged or not quite up to scratch upon arrival, simply email hello@oxy-plants.com and we’ll process your complaint accordingly and offer a replacement, return or refund in most cases.

Delivery costs are calculated whilst you are in your basket, or during checkout. The calculation is based on the size and weight of the items which are being shipped. Any items which are classed as XL can only be shipped on a standard service unfortunately.

Or, if you live locally and would prefer to avoid paying the delivery fee, you are welcome to come pick up your parcel from us in Bolton.

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