Tuesday 7 July 2020

Sacred fig

Sacred fig (Ficus religiosa)

It is also known as the bodhi tree, peepal tree or ashwattha tree. Sacred fig is the state tree of Odisha.

Biological Classification -

Domain: Eukaryota

    Kingdom: Plantae

        Phylum: Spermatophyta

            Subphylum: Angiospermae

                Class: Dicotyledonae

                    Order: Urticales

                        Family: Moraceae

                            Genus: Ficus

                                Species: Ficus religiosa

Amazing Facts about Sacred fig :

  • The tree pumps ground water due to an expansive root system and keeps the surrounding cool.
  • It purifies the surrounding air by killing harmful bacteria.
  • It provides oxygen even at night.
  • It is used to cure skin diseases and many more.

Above picture is showing growth of the sacred fig that I planted one month ago. When it was potted it was having four leaves. In the time period of one month it gained four new leaves. Although it grows slowly, I get immense pleasure watching it's daily growth.



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