☘ Origin: Ficus Ginseng is grown in China and Malaysia
☘ Family: Mulberry
☘ Botanical Name: Ficus microcarpa
☘ Common Name(s): Pot Belly Fig · Banyan Fig · Ficus Retusa · 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.
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.
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.
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).