Ficus religiosa (Pipal)

Ficus religiosa (Pipal)

The scientific name of the Pipal tree is Ficus religiosa and it belongs to Moraceae, the fig or mulberry family. It is also called the bodhi tree, peepal tree, or ashwattha tree. The Pipal tree is native to Pakistsan and sacred to those of the Buddhist faith. The Pipal tree has medium-sized and has heart-shaped leaves. Pipal trees are native to Pakistan and thrive in hot, humid weather conditions. They prefer full sunlight and can grow in most soil types, though loam soil is the best. When planting Pipal, use soil with a pH level of 7 or below.

Pipal is a large, fast-growing deciduous tree and it is one of the longest living trees. It has heart-shaped leaves. It is easily propagated through the seeds or the cuttings. It can grow in any type of soil. It requires full sunlight and proper watering. The Pipal is used extensively in Ayurveda.

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