List of plants suitable for bonsai in Indian subcontinent climate

In this blog post, we are sharing a list of plants that are suitable to grow in Indian subcontinent climate (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) for bonsai. Bonsai is actually two words, “Bon”, and “Sai”. The word “Bon” means “tray” and “Sai”, “growing” or “planting”. Therefore, the two words put together to give you the translation of “tray growing” or “tray planting”. When you say the word, “Bonsai” to people, they usually think of a type of tree. However, this art form is actually a way of growing many different species of plants and trees.”

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List of plants suitable for bonsai in Indian subcontinent climate

S. No. BOTANICAL NAME FAMILY COMMON NAME
1 Ficus bengalensis Moraceae Vad
2 Ficus riligiosa Moraceae Pipal
3 Ficus glomerulata Moraceae Umbar
4 Ficus Carrica Moraceae Anjir
5 Mangifera indica Anacardiaceae Mango
6 Bouhinia Varigata Caesalpinia Kanchan
7 Acacia Nilotica Mimosae Babhul
8 Prosopis Juliflora Mimosae Vilayati Babhul
9 Pithocolobium Dulci Mimosae Vilayati Tamarind
10 Tamarindus indica Caesalpinia Vilayati Tamarind
11 Auracauria cuci Auraeauriaceae Christmas Tree
12 Morus alba Moraceae Shahtut
13 Jacaranda mimosifolia Mimosae Neel Mohor
14 Gravellia robusta Myrtaceae Silver Oak
15 Malphighia caccigera Malphighiaceae Malphighia
16 Citrus lemon Rutaceae Lime
17 Citrus auriculatum Rutaceae Mosambi
18 Duranta varigata Verbenacae Duranta
19 Bougain villea Spectabilis Nyctaginaeae Bougain vel
20 Petria volubilis Verbenacae Petria
21 Bambosa species Graminae Bamboo
22 Achrus Sapota Sapotacea Chikoo
23 Mimosops eleing Sapotacea Bakul
24 Eugenia Jamboliana Myrtaceae Jambul
25 Feronia Elephantum Rutaceae Kavath
26 Carrisa carrandus Apocynaceae Karvand
27 Pinus sylvestris Pinaceae Pine
28 Calistemon lanceolatus Myrtaceae Batlicha kuncha
29 Terminalia chabla Combretaceae Hirda
30 Cassia siamia Caesalpinaceae Red mohor
31 Cassia fistula Caesalpinaceae Amal tash
32 Delonix regia Caesalpinae Gulmohor
33 Psidium guava Myrtaceae Guava
34 Butea Monosperma Papilionacea Palas
35 Lagerostoimla sp Lethraceae Pahadi rose
36 Lausonia inermis Lethraceae Mehendi
37 Ficus elastica Moracrceae Rubber
38 Euphorbia nesifolia Euphorbiaceae Vajratundi
39 Muraa exotica Rutaceae Din ka raja
40 Nyctanthus arborticus Nyctanthaceae Parijat
41 Punica granatum Punicaceae Anaar
42 Casurina equisetifolia Casurinaceae Suru
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