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Ficus Religiosa

 

Sacred Fig Tree

Said to get its name as the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, Ficus Religiosa is a large epiphytic tree. The tree seeds will sometimes germinate in crevices in the tree, and grow aerial roots that grow to the ground, and then root in the soil.

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plant Features
  • Sacred Fig Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Sacred Fig Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Sacred Fig Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Sacred Fig Tree likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Sacred Fig Tree

Latin name

Ficus Religiosa

type

Deciduous trees or shrubs

family

Moraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Sacred Fig Tree likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Sacred Fig Tree is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Sacred Fig Tree likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Sacred Fig Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Sacred Fig Tree is 10.00meters x 12.00meters 10.00 M 12.00 M

Ficus Religiosa

Said to get its name as the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, Ficus Religiosa is a large epiphytic tree. The tree seeds will sometimes germinate in crevices in the tree, and grow aerial roots that grow to the ground, and then root in the soil.


Propogation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Before the tree starts growth, cut 15–25 cm (6–10 inch) shoots that have healthy buds at their ends, and set into a moist mix of soil and peat-moss located in shade in first time, buried 3/4 of their length. Larger diameter stems are better. Grow one year in a nursery, in a pot or in-ground spaced one foot apart, till winter. Before the plant starts growth, plant it in the desired final location.

 

Propogation by layering

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

An alternative propagation method is bending over a taller branch, scratching the bark to reveal the green inner bark, then pinning the scratched area tightly to the ground. Within a few weeks, roots will develop and the branch can be clipped from the mother plant and transplanted where desired.

 

Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The fig likes dry sunny sites, the soil dry or drained. Excessive growth has to be limited to promote the fruiting. It thrives in both sandy and rocky soil. As the sun is really important it is better to avoid shades. To encourage good fruit crops, it is best to restrict the roots thus if planting outdoors, dig a hole 3 ft square and line it with bricks or, sink the plant in a 12 inch pot directly into the ground. This should be lifted every couple of years and any roots growing through the drain holes should be pruned.

 
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