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Ficus religiosa
SACRED FIG TREE

SKU: 887-20
Regular price 4.99
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Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to the Indian subcontinent and Indochina that belongs tothe fig or mulberry family. It is also known as the bodhi tree, pippala tree, peepul tree, peepal tree or ashwattha tree (in India and Nepal). The sacred fig is considered to have a religious significance in three major religions that originated on the Indian subcontinent, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Hindu and Jain ascetics consider the tree to be sacred and often meditate under them. This is the tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. The sacred fig is the state tree of the Indian states of Odisha and Haryana.

These plants are sometimes used for bonsai, though they can be grown as a regular full-sized tree. If growing as a Bonsai, we are offering our Bonsai growing instruction booklet as an option with your seeds. It contains full-colour images and detailed information about germinating, growing, pruning and potting your new bonsai! It is the same booklet that is offered in our bonsai kit.

Hardiness zones: 10-12 outdoors, or grow indoors as Bonsai houseplant

Location: Sun or part sun

Uses: Bonsai, or standard garden (non-Bonsai) use

Seeds per pack: 20

Germination: Before planting, soak the seeds for 12 hours. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a sterile seed-start mix and water in. Keep lightly moist. Keep at 21°C (70F). Seeds germinate in 30-60 days.

Ficus religiosa
SACRED FIG TREE

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Regular price 4.99
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Description

Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to the Indian subcontinent and Indochina that belongs tothe fig or mulberry family. It is also known as the bodhi tree, pippala tree, peepul tree, peepal tree or ashwattha tree (in India and Nepal). The sacred fig is considered to have a religious significance in three major religions that originated on the Indian subcontinent, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Hindu and Jain ascetics consider the tree to be sacred and often meditate under them. This is the tree under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. The sacred fig is the state tree of the Indian states of Odisha and Haryana.

These plants are sometimes used for bonsai, though they can be grown as a regular full-sized tree. If growing as a Bonsai, we are offering our Bonsai growing instruction booklet as an option with your seeds. It contains full-colour images and detailed information about germinating, growing, pruning and potting your new bonsai! It is the same booklet that is offered in our bonsai kit.

Hardiness zones: 10-12 outdoors, or grow indoors as Bonsai houseplant

Location: Sun or part sun

Uses: Bonsai, or standard garden (non-Bonsai) use

Seeds per pack: 20

Germination: Before planting, soak the seeds for 12 hours. Sow the seeds just under the surface of a sterile seed-start mix and water in. Keep lightly moist. Keep at 21°C (70F). Seeds germinate in 30-60 days.