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Ficus Microcarpa Nitida (Retusa) - Plant

₹ 3,350.00 ₹ 3,100.00
Ficus microcarpa is a tropical tree with smooth light-grey bark and entire oblanceolate leaves.
Plant height5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)
Plant spread4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

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.

Common name(s)Chinese Banyan, Indian laurel, shining leaved fig, Malayan banyan, Taiwan banyan, curtain fig, gajumaru
Flower coloursOrange
Bloom timeMarch-May
Max reachable heightUp to 50 feet
Difficulty to growVery easy to grow
Plant height5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)
Plant spread4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)

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.

Common name(s)Chinese Banyan, Indian laurel, shining leaved fig, Malayan banyan, Taiwan banyan, curtain fig, gajumaru
Flower coloursOrange
Bloom timeMarch-May
Max reachable heightUp to 50 feet
Difficulty to growVery easy to grow

Planting and care

The plant performs best in big size containers.

SunlightFull sun, Partial sun
SoilLoamy soil
WaterMedium
Temperature20 to 40 degrees C
FertilizerUse any organic fertilizer

Caring for Chinese Banyan

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

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.

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