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Bo tree

Ficus religiosa

Also known as

Peppul tree, Sacred fig, Fig

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

30m

1m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Generally not harvested.

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Ficus religiosa
Ficus religiosa

Bo tree Overview

Ficus religious is a native fig tree from the Indian subcontinent, but has been widely cultivated as an indoor pot plant and can be bonsai' d easily. This plant can become a large semi-evergreen tree in tropical Asia, living between 900 to 1,500 years old and can grow to 30meters in height.

Common problems with Bo tree

Generally pest and disease free.

How to propagate Bo tree

Division

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring.

Cuttings

Leaf-bud, stem-tip cuttings.

Layering

Air layering in summer.

Special features of Bo tree

Attractive leaves

This tree produces distinctive heart shaped leaves

Pot plant

Frequently grown as ornamental trees in parks and gardens in tropical climates.

Other uses of Bo tree

Grown for their foliage and for shade.