Larger artificial banyan trees are made to be used outdoors on patios, docks, and near swimming pools for a realistic look without needing the real banyan trees. The outdoor artificial banyan trees are made with a high-grade plastic that has UV protection so that the green leaves and brown trunk will not fade in the sunlight.

These artificial outdoor banyan trees are made with a trunk and leaves that move gently with the breeze. In addition, the outdoor artificial trees cover an extensive area that makes the trees look even more realistic. The artificial banyan trees manufactured for use outdoors can be placed in large tree pots or planted in the sand.

Outdoor artificial banyan trees are created in many sizes and may be up to 16 feet tall. The top section of the outdoor artificial banyan tree can be up to eight feet wide. An additional fun accessory for the artificial banyan trees is a realistic bunch of fake banyan trees.

Facts about Banyan Trees

The banyan tree or Indian banyan tree is a tree belonging to the genus Ficus of the Moraceae family. It owes its name to the caste of merchants, the banyan trees. The English spelling Banyan is often used.

It is a species related to the fig tree which can develop into giant trees that can cover several hectares. It can have up to 350 large trunks and 3,000 small. It is native to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka , but has also been imported to other parts of the world. The first banyan tree in the United States was planted by Thomas Edison in Fort Myers , Florida .

The banyan begins as an epiphyte of another tree, where a fig-eating bird deposits the seed. It emits aerial roots from branches, which develop into full stems once they hit the ground, allowing the tree to spread over a large area. This species is one of the strangler fig trees.

The biggest banyan – the “large banyan tree” – is in the botanical garden of Howrah near Calcutta in India. Its circumference is 412 m, or 131m in diameter. This species can also grow from the ground like ordinary trees.

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