The Peepal tree is a large tree that can grow up to 30 meters tall. It has a wide trunk and spreading branches. The leaves are large, simple, and elliptical in shape. The Peepal tree is native to India and Nepal. It is considered to be sacred by Hindus and Buddhists.
How to care:
The Peepal tree is easy to care for. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Water the tree regularly, especially during the summer months. Fertilize the tree once a year with a general-purpose fertilizer.
The Peepal tree needs regular watering, especially during the summer months. Water the tree deeply to encourage deep rooting.
Prune the tree in late winter or early spring. Remove any dead, diseased, or damaged branches. Cut back any overgrown branches.
The tree prefers warm temperatures. It can tolerate some cold, but it may lose its leaves in very cold weather.
Fertilize the tree once a year with a general-purpose fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer in early spring before new growth begins.
The tree can be propagated from seed or cuttings.
Seed: Collect the seeds from the tree in late summer or early fall. Plant the seeds in peat pots filled with potting mix. Keep the pots moist and warm until the seeds germinate. Transplant the seedlings into larger pots when they are large enough to handle.
Cuttings: Take cuttings from the tree in late winter or early spring. Cut a 6-8 inch piece from a healthy branch. Remove the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting. Dip the bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone. Plant the cutting in a pot filled with potting mix. Keep the pot moist and warm until the cutting roots. Transplant the cutting into a larger pot when it is large enough to handle.
The tree is an excellent shade tree. It can also be used as a specimen tree or a windbreak.