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Ficus benghalensis

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 1129

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Ficus benghalensis is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - tree
Fruit: ORANGE-RED paired figs (pot - conservatory plant whilst young)
Foliage: lvs. -25x17cm., BRONZE juv., large v. spreading tree, aerial roots - buttresses
Height, in meters: 30
Height, in feet: 99.00
Ficus benghalensis seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Synonyms (alternative names) for Ficus benghalensis:
Ficus indica, 

Common names for Ficus benghalensis:

Banyan,  Banyan Fig,  Banyan Tree,  Banyanbaum,  Banyantree,  Bengal Inciri Agaci,  East Indian figtree,  East Indian Figtree,  Figuier Des Pagodes,  Indian Banyan,  Indian banyan,  Vata, 


Ficus benghalensis is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

8:   World Classic Tree Seed List
11:   Bonsai Seed List (Hardy and Tender)
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
34:   Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List
Not all Oriental Herbs are Culinary, or even edible. Be sure to correctly identify and prepare all herbs and vegetables before use.
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
38:   Indian Native and Introduced Plants
507:  Moraceae
699:   Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
946:   Diabetes, Plants for treating diabetes
This list has been put together mostly from scientific experiments published on the internet.
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Ficus benghalensis

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Ficus benghalensis seeds will usually germinate in 15-90 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Ficus benghalensis seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25°C.

Sow Ficus benghalensis seeds on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)


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