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Fast Growing Banyan Tree - Strangler Fig - Fresh Seeds

Fast Growing Banyan Tree - Strangler Fig - Fresh Seeds


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Fast Growing Banyan Tree - Strangler Fig - Fresh Seeds


The Banyan Tree - Ficus benghalensis

You are bidding for a packet of 25+ seeds.

This is a tropical tree from Asia, in particular India and can grow to immense sizes in its wild state. It is one of the group of strangler figs, where it starts its life deposited on a branch or trunk of a tree by a fig eating bird. The seed rapidly germinates and it starts its life as an epiphyte. It sends out roots that, when they reach the soil below, completely change the nature of the small plant. Boosted by the extra nourishment, it rapidly grows and entwines its host, effectively strangling the very life from it. Eventually the host tree dies and the Banyan is left in its place. By means of aerial roots it forms huge buttressed trunks and can cover an area of 100's of square metres.

Capable of growing to over 150 feet tall or more with a spread of 200 - 300 feet or so, this has the potential to become a truly monstrous tree. Pot culture and pruning will keep its size down to more manageable proportions and it does not resent such treatment and will thrive in all sorts of conditions. A tropical tree it is hardy to Zone 11 and is suitable for growing as pot plant or bonsai specimen. It makes an ideal indoor bonsai for those of you looking for a true permanent indoor specimen.

Growing Instructions

I always sell seeds that I have experience of growing so the instructions provided represent 1st hand experience. These instructions may change over the course of time (as I find out more about the plants and seeds) but the details that you will be provided with, at purchase, represent the latest version. If you have any questions concerning the culture requirements of this or any other item I am selling please contact me:

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Due to the varying weights of the seeds it is not possible to apply a standard discount without overcharging for the majority of cases.  Additionally I cannot apply a postal discount unless PayPal payments are combined.

General Disclaimer

All seeds sold are fresh and are stored in conditions suitable to promote the viability of that particular type of  seed.  All plants are guaranteed to be free from disease when supplied. 

Germinating seeds and growing plants are subject to many other factors including the conditions under which they are raised (including but not limited to: Light, moisture, soil, humidity) and the skill of the individual grower.  As the vendor, such  factors are completely outside of my control and all seeds and plants are supplied on this basis.


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