Ficus Religiosa - Religious fig, Sacred fig

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Botanical nomenclature: Ficus Religiosa
Common name: religious fig, sacred fig
Family: moraceae
Origin: asia, india
Height: between 7.50 and 10.00 meters
Luminosity: full sun, partial shadow

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The tree that guided human history and sustained life of thousands of species (by mike shanahan, bbc earth).

It has been more than 2 thousand years, the gather of an important tree has been cut under ashoka, the great emperor of india.

That history, based on the epic poem maja-vansha (the great lineage, in free translation), talk of the specialty of fig which the scientists classified as religious ficus.

It is telled that it was underway from that same tree that buddha reached lighting. Ashoka gave revelation status to the sheep and planed it in a vase of gold.

There are more than 750 varieties of fig and no other plan has influenced the imagination in transcorring the history.

The fig is revercended by various people and ethnics. They are presented still in stories, folklore and rerks of fertility.

Religious ficus: extremely decorative, an exemplary that deserves highlight in all the gardens, a true monument.

Fruits: your figures are axillary, sessile and small. When young have the green color and when ripe mature blacks.

Species also provide excellent organic matters to the soil and can serve from food to creating animals.

Hope of fast growth, enough rustic, and can be cultivated at the full sun or partial shading, in source organically rich, that holds mountain and provides good drainage. Dry resistant and resistant to modified frost. Can grow at altitudes from sea level up to 1,200 meters.

The species can also be cultivated in various decorating interiors well illuminated.

A very used exemplary in the bonsai millennium art.

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