☘ Origin: Ficus Ginseng is grown in China and Malaysia
☘ Family: Mulberry
☘ Botanical Name: Ficus microcarpa
☘ Common Name: Ficus Ginseng
Symbolism: Bonsai art, and Ginseng Bonsai implicitly, is representative for the Japanese people’s way of thinking and their view about the world. It is not only a horticultural practice, but it also inspires harmony, equability and simplicity.
Bonsai Ginseng will thrive well when receive enough direct sunlight. Good number of leaves will drop if no enough sunlight is allowed.
Give your plant a turn every few days to expose all sides to light for even growth from all sides.
It will tolerate some over or underwatering, but aim to keep soil moderately moist specially in the summer season, and back off a little in the winter.
To give your plant the absolute best, room-temperature rainwater and bottled spring water are your best options. Any water containing sugar or salt will hurt your plant!
Will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate regular misting, make sure to mist with water-spray three times a week or more using filtered-water.
Bonsai Ginseng like comfortable room temperatures between (18-28°C).
Feed twice a month during the spring and summer with a special liquid fertilizer for Bonsai trees, and once a month during fall and winter when plant growth naturally slows.
Toxic for animals, typically if they eat the leaves. If you have pets, make sure to place your Ficus Bonsai out of their reach.
Ginseng Ficus pruning isn’t difficult. The art of bonsai is to trim and shape the tree with your own aesthetic in mind. In terms of how much to trim, the general rule is to take off two to three leaves for every six new leaves that grow and develop. Always leave two or three leaves on a branch at least.
● Do Not Overwater! This will cause leaf drop and root rot that eventually could kill the plant. The worst thing you can do regarding watering is "give it too much".
● Make sure your plant is not placed near Heat or AC source. It is best to keep consistent room temperature throughout the seasons and not turn off Heat or AC when away or traveling. The best temperature ratio for almost any plant is (15°C-24°C).
Above all, make sure you’re ready for plant parenthood.
💡 These essential care instructions are just guidelines; watering frequency, care routine will vary depending on location, light, temperature, humidity and air circulation in a space -- and most of all on your care.
💡 Your plant relies on you to give it healthy living conditions and deserves plenty of TLC. In fact, the mere act of paying attention to it on daily basis -- or "listening | talking" to it, if you will -- is one of the most important things you can do as a plant parent.
💡 If you see any signs of distress, you may need to act immediately to save your plant.
💡 On top of useful plant care advice, is expanding your knowledge and self-study in regard to your specific plants types. Further reading is a great resource for learning all about your plants, and the proper care that each of them needs along with any signs of distress or diseases. You can learn which are the best spots for your plants in your home, how to grow different plants, how to water your plants correctly, how to treat immediately and more.
💡 At the end of the day, you’re the plant’s guardian and your plant cannot survive without your love and care.