Native range: Indian subcontinent
Known names: Ficus Audrey, Banyan, Indian Banyan, Banyan Fig, Fig, Strangling Fig
Hardiness: Best above 50°F
Mature Size: Can reach around 100' (in tropical climates and growing outdoors)
Light: Bright light - Full Sun
Water: Best to keep soil evenly moist, can dry out slightly.
Soil: Standard potting mix
Dormancy Period: N/A
Plant Size: Grown in 4" pot, shipped with rootball
This is the national tree of India! Thick, glossy, oval leaves. This ficus produces arial roots in tropical climates that can become thick trunks once it hits the ground.
Fun Fact: Many Ficus benghalensis can be found with a hollow core. This species can grow on and around and eventually overwhelm other trees, causing the "host tree" to die and decay in the middle of the Ficus.