15 Seeds Ficus benghalensis Tree Seeds Ornamental Tropical Plant Ornamental Banyan Fig

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Ficus benghalensis
Banyan Fig 
Note: seeds are very tiny
Banyan is a common home and office houseplant, but in the wild it's a massive
 tree of Indian jungles. The tree starts out life as an epiphyte, or “air pant” growing 
on another tree where a fig eating bird deposits a seed. As it grows, banyan produces
 roots that hang down from its branches. They in turn root right where they touch the 
ground creating a forest of their own. 

In its native habitat Banyan trees can grow 100' tall and spread over an area of several acres.
 Large, forest green, leathery leaves are like those of the fig called “rubber tree” 
Ficus elastica, often found as a houseplant everywhere. Banyan leaves start out bronze 
colored brown and hairy before maturing to glossy green and loosing most of the fuzz.
The figs are scarlet red, about a half-inch in diameter, and not particularly tasty.   

There is really no such thing as a “houseplant,” since all plants originate from 
somewhere outdoors, especially the tropics, hence the term “tropical plant.”

The banyan tree is one plant that can remain indoors all year long and grow very 
well as a houseplant. Repot every 2-3 years, but like the rubber plant, banyan is 
best kept a little on the pot-bound side. The shoot tips can be pinched back to promote 
branching. Keep in half shade or moderately bright light. 

If growing outdoors, keep in the shade. The tree is somewhat drought tolerant once 
established, but does thrives in well-drained soil and moderate moisture. (Let dry out 
between waterings – then soak down thoroughly) If leaves yellow – under watering or 
overwatering has taken place.

The foliage and milky sap of all figs can sometimes be an irritant to skin and eyes for 
especially sensitive people, but most people are NOT effected.
Fun Facts:
1.The tree is considered sacred in India
2.Temples are often built underneath
3. Often thought of as a tree of "enlightenment" 
4.Grown for its ornamental value
5. Banyan trees are the largest in the world in terms of canopy coverage
6. One tree in India, known as the largest known tree, covers almost 5 acres
7. As one of the largest trees in the world produces one of the smallest of seeds
Standard Zone 9+
Potted Deck Plant 

Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination 
guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if you
 feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. 
Sometimes it is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. 
Because we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination 
failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable seeds

We thank you for your support of rare and naturally grown seeds!
This widely adaptable plant can be used for a wide range of uses including, standard 
growing as well as the greenhouse or houseplant. It makes the perfect patio plant but, 
will need protection from frost. Keep well watered until established.

Each seed pack you buy from us is: 
Properly labeled and packaged in individual packs. 
Each label has information specific to the seed you are buying! 

We have been in the garden - seed business for over 40 years and were one of 
the first to sell seeds on the internet many years ago. We will give you quality seed 
and service. We will be there for you not only today but down the road from now 
should you need growing help or more seeds. We thank you in advance for your business.

Note: all seeds are fresh and viable. We will not and can not be responsible for the 
germination of any seed since everyone has their own methods of starting, growing 
and planting them. We will only advise you of what we think works best. 
See below for more information.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to know whether any plant or seed is acceptable 
or allowable for the area being shipped to. Seller is not responsible for buyer’s 
use of plant or seeds and any dangers thereof. By purchasing this item buyer 
accepts this understanding.
All seed descriptions are based on careful study, research and our own growing experiments. 
They are reproduced here, from our web site and seed company packet descriptions 
and are Copyright along with photos © [ Serendipity Seeds ] 1998-present. 
All rights reserved. No part of these descriptions may be reproduced, in part or in 
whole, without the written consent of the owner/publisher.

Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper 
planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers, 
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable weather during 
the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination 
and growing results are the buyer's responsibility and risk.

This plant is highly prized by collectors worldwide and seed is hard to get 
so don’t wait and buy yours today.
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    Return/Exchange Policy

    NO returns on opened used product. Returns only if New unopened packaging. If you need to return - do not open package- mark return to sender - then notify us that you returned the item. Refunds will be processed upon return and inspection. All orders are photographed before shipment for quality assurance. Be sure you want the order before ordering.

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