A great way to start your new bonsai tree hobby is with a Banyan bonsai tree. Whether you are a seasoned veteran in the world of growing bonsai trees or just a rookie looking for a new hobby, a Banyan bonsai tree may be the perfect solution for you.

One of the first things to consider when choosing a species of bonsai tree is the climate where you live and if you will be growing your tree inside or outside. When I was looking for my first tree to grow I chose a Banyan tree because they are able to tolerate low-light and are able to withstand humidity fairly well. This is an excellent tree for beginners due to the lack of maintenance they require.

The Banyan style is made up of over 700 species of fig and ficus trees. Banyan trees grow from seeds that fall on other trees or into crevices in the earth. The trunks of the Banyan tree surround the existing routes of the host tree and sprout robust trunks that resemble pillars. The routes, leaves, and bark of Banyan trees have been used to produce medicines for thousands of years.

If you find yourself increasingly interested in beginning a bonsai hobby, the Banyan style of bonsai tree may be perfect for you. Listed below are three different varieties of Banyan bonsai trees to help your hobby grow.

Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Tree

Our first choice is the Ficus Ginseng. This bonsai tree is perfect for at home or in-office grows.


The Ficus Ginseng is best grown indoors unless you live in an area that stays above 60 degrees. These trees like partial sunlight and light watering but are low-maintenance overall.


Like fingerprints, no two Ficus Ginseng plants are exactly the same and each tree has its own unique characteristics. You can get your own Ficus Ginseng here.

Ficus Retusa Bonsai Tree

Our next favorite is the Ficus Retusa. This bonsai tree is also known as the Banyan Fig. This is an indoor tree that also requires little maintenance. The Ficus Retusa is known for its longevity and is said to become more beautiful as it ages.

This Banyan style tree does best in indirect sunlight but can also survive in low-light conditions between 60-80 degrees. For best results, it is recommended that the soil stays moist but not wet and the plant should only be watered when the top inch of water is dry. If you have pets beware that the Ficus Retusa is toxic to animals if eaten.

Strangler Fig Banyan Bonsai

The Strangler Fig is a Banyan bonsai tree that has a very particular style. This is a plant that thrives is well-lit indoor settings but will appreciate being outside during the warm spring and summer months. Once overnight temperatures reach below 40 degrees, it is recommended to keep your Strangler in a window sill with direct sunlight for at least 4 hours per day.

More sunlight is always better with the Strangler. Unlike the Ficus Retusa, this bonsai tree requires regular watering and the soil should never be allowed to be dry.

Bayan Bonsai Are Great Bonsai Trees

Banyan bonsai trees can be a wonderful addition to any home or workspace. No only will your bonsai trees make your space look more appealing, they will also help purify the air you breath. Also grooming Banyan bonsai trees is a fantastic way to clear your mind which will help you remain at peace each day.