Bodhi Tree (Ficus religiosa), packet of 100 seeds

(4 customer reviews)

$4.95

Family: Fig (Moraceae)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12

(Peepal, Pipal) Tropical tree native to India.  Seed came from progeny produced by the tree under which Buddha obtained enlightenment.  Very rare.  Correctly identified (see leaf form).  Robust plant is an excellent potted plant for indoors.  Needs bright light, warmth. They are a fine find for blessing your tropical, greenhouse, or sunroom garden. Sow seed warm and in the light.  Barely cover with soil and tamp securely.  Greenhouse or light room best.  Seedlings actually do develop quite quickly into sturdy saplings.  Keep as a potted plant or plant outdoors in the tropics.

100 seeds per packet, open pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Question

    Elaine

    Hi there, I would like to buy the bodhi tree seeds. Just a question. I would like to find out more information on how do you know the seeds r from the original bodhi tree which Buddha obtained enlightenment at? If true, I am so grateful for that. Thank you so much, looking forward to your reply!!!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hello elaine, thanks for wanting to grow the bodhi tree. We were able to obtain this strain in the good old days, before governments shut down seed trade. One of the most important aspects of working with spiritual plants is their ability to bolster our faith. I’ll let the plant do that, as much as I, humanly, might try to bolster your faith, it is actually impossible to do this, faith bubbles up from within. richo

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    Lisa

    How long will it takes to germinate and grow into saplings? Is it okay to start the seed in fall?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Lisa, It takes about 3 years to get a bodhi tree that could fairly be called a “sapling.” Starting the seed in the fall is fine if you have grow lights or a heated greenhouse, otherwise start it in the spring. Richo

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    • Wenda

      Can this tree be trained into a bonzai or is there a different variety of this tree that is used, with smaller leaves?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Wenda, The bodhi tree is a natural bonsai. If you click on the photo you can read the monograph which helps explain this. r

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  3. charlesbadenna (verified owner)

    I received my seeds quicker than expected. Can’t wait for these beauties to poke their lil heads out. Will update.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      We’re giving same-day turnaround on many seed orders. do not delay, the time to plant is. . . today

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  4. Nicole

    Every Seed Must Have Sprouted

    Nicole

    Wow. I thought I’d have trouble with these so I planted the whole packet. I had so many I had to sell and give away a lot by fall. Haha. Very nice plants and if you forget to water them sometimes they come right back lol.

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  5. Tim

    Easy to germinate

    Tim (verified owner)

    I had good luck sprouting these. They took a little while, but grew rapidly once they finally emerged. I gave most of the seedlings away but one that I kept is about 16” tall and seems healthy. This one plant is well worth the cost of the seed pack, and I still have about 90 seeds left.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Good Job!

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    • Chris Butt

      I thought the leaves of this fig tree where Buddha sat for 49 days was shaped like a heart, these look like a normal leaf.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      If you check the gallery there is a leaf from the original bodhi tree (decorated) and it is the same shape as the bodhi tree picture we have posted, which is a tree grown from our seeds.

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