Himalayan region, but it is now found distributed throughout tropical and subtropical Asia.
They are easy to grow and maintain. They love a lot of light and warmth but prefer filtered sunlight. The best location for it is the place where it receives direct and ample sunlight in early morning but partial light for the rest of the day. Suitable for containers, it has shallow and brittle root system. It likes moderate watering in acidic and well-drained soil. As a general rule, water lavishly when the plant is young to allow it to develop good root system. Water mature trees moderately and feed with a general purpose fertilizer during spring. Prune in winter when plant goes dormant.
Average, these trees have high moisture needs; however, established trees are drought tolerant. They enjoy sun to partial shade as well. Banyan trees are easily damaged by frost and are, therefore, best grown in warmer. Growing a banyan tree requires a lot of space, as mature trees become quite large. Although the banyan tree is better somewhat pot bound, it’s a good idea to repot this plant at least every two to three years. As a houseplant, banyan trees prefer well-drained but moderately moist soil. The soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings. Provide the banyan tree with moderately bright light and maintain indoor temperatures around 70 F. (21 C.) during summer and at least 55-65 F. (10-18 C.) throughout winter.
Grown in gardens, ornamental tree, landscaping, grassland, elsewhere and indoors as a houseplant (front or backyard)