Ficus benghalensis is native to India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Although Banyan can get 100 feet tall with massive limbs supported by prop type roots that spread over an area of several acres, it can also make a beautiful bonsai tree. As it grows, Banyan produces aerial roots that hang down from horizontal branches and take root where they touch the ground. These vertical "prop roots" can create a forest on their own.
Banyan should be positioned in an area where it gets half shade or moderately bright light. Houseplants should be kept at 10°C to 25°C in the Summer and above 10°C in Winter.