How fast does a banyan tree grow?
It's actually a moderate to fast growing tree. For more information on banyan, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/banyan/growing-a-banyan-tree.htm
I'm wondering when and how to trim a banyan tree. I'm living in Florida.
Banyan trees can be pruned easily at the start of spring and throughout summer. Prune back as much growth as you like (up to a third of its growth or more), as they're quite hardy.
How long does it take to germinate/propagate Ficus benghalensis (banyan tree)?
It can actually take months for a banyan seed to germinate. It may be easier to propagate this tree through cuttings instead.
I have a large banyan tree with heavy shade. What will grow well there? I want to plant grass. Is there any grass that will grow there, or is groundcover better?
I think it would be very difficult to grow grass under the tree. Not only do you have poor light under it, but trees normally use up all the water in the area as well. So you need a shade loving, drought tolerant ground cover. Ivy is the standard for this but creeping juniper would work too.
Does a banyan tree have droppings that will harm your car and how can I fix it?
Banyan tree don't general have dripping sap problems, so I suspect that the issue is actually that you have a pest problem on the tree, such as scale or aphids. These pests produce honeydew, which can drip off the tree and make a sticky mess. Treat the tree with a pesticide. The honeydew should wash off the car, but it may need much water. It is a little like melted sugar candy.
I have planted a piece of a banyan tree's aerial root in a pot. Will it grow?
Yes, it should grow. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/banyan/growing-a-banyan-tree.htm
Our large banyon tree outdoors is getting more yellow leaves. The tree 200 yards away is larger and bright green. Are there male and female banyons? We've owned this property 3 years and have not seen this much yellow in the 30 foot spreading tree with many roots. Do we need to do something - like spray or fertilize? We're in central Florida.
I think you might be overwatering it, though i might be wrong. sorry for such a vague answer but hey i'm just a kid!