HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

HISTORY OF THE BODHI TREE

Buddha attained enlightenment while sitting in meditation beneath a Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya more than 2,500 years ago. Later, when his followers asked where they could offer homage when he was away, he pointed them to the Bodhi Tree.

In the Buddhist scriptures, it's said that the Bodhi Tree has long been revered as an object of worship. Both its heart shaped leaf and the tree itself are Buddhist and Hindu religious symbols. Bodhi is a Sinhalese word that means "enlightenment," and both the Bodhi Tree and its leaf represent awakening, supreme knowledge, the ultimate potential within all of us, and peace.

The Bodhi Tree has many common names. In Asia, it is called the Bodhi Tree, Sacred Tree, the Tree of Enlightenment, Buddha Tree, Beepul Tree and Sacred Fig. 

Bodhi Trees make small red flowers in February and have edible figs in May and June. These small figs grow to be about 1/2 inch across. When they first appear they're green and then mature to a dark purple. Sometimes the mature fruit will have small red dots. The fruit is a delicious treat for forest animals and birds.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

The Bodhi Tree grows well either indoors in a well lighted area where it gets a little direct sun or outdoors in the warm months in the shade or partial sun. Give it a thorough watering when the top 1/4 to 1/2 inch of soil dries to the touch and a monthly feeding with a good houseplant food in the spring and summer. A care sheet with historical and background information comes with every tree.

GUARANTEE

We guarantee that our trees are 100% healthy. We want you to be 100% satisfied. We guarantee that we will replace any tree that exhibits harmful insects within eight weeks after you receive it.

ORDERING INFORMATION

 

  Bodhi Tree in 4" Pot Bodhi Tree in 6" Pot
Price $9.95 plus S&H $14.95 plus S&H

 

Please contact us about wholesale and bulk pricing.