Ficus Benghalensis belongs to the family Moraceae. It is known to be among the largest trees in the world in terms of canopy coverage as it can reach 12,000 sqm. Thanks to its size, the tree provides shade in hot climate areas.
Life span: 400 years
CO2 offset: 1.100 kg
Height: up to 600 m
Ficus Benghalensis produces propagating roots which grow downwards as aerial roots. Once these roots reach the ground they turn into woody trunks. Because of this characteristic and its longevity, this tree is considered immortal and is an integral part of the myths and legends of India.
The figs produced by the tree are eaten by birds such as the Indian myna. Ficus seeds that pass through the digestive system of birds are more likely to germinate and sprout earlier.
This tree is planted in India by our partner Venuza Pvt.