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Maylay banyan

Ficus microcarpa

Chinese banyan, Indian laurel, Curtain fig , Glossy-leaf fig, Ginseng

This evergreen shrub has a bushy habit when grown in a container & can reach 4m high. It has glossy dark green leaves. When grown in their natural habitat they can develop into large trees, more frequently though these are grown as potted plants. They are popular specimens for bonsai cultivation.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Semi hardwood

Geography

Origin
Ryukyu Is, Micronesia, Solomon Is, New Caledonia, SE Asia

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Moraceae
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by red spider mite, thrips, mealybugs and scale insects

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