☘ 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
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.
Ginseng: is a Chinese word for 'root'. It takes years to develop the unique shape of the root, after which the small leaved Ficus is grafted onto the root. The plant is pruned with a lot of patience, which develops its Bonsai shape.
Bonsai: is the Japanese word for 'tree in pot'. A miniature version of a full size tree.
Bonsai trees are an intricate part of Feng Shui since it is highly recommended to place a living creature in your Feng Shui friendly environment. Plants are considered wonderful for increasing the flow of QI, however, bonsai trees are absolutely superior, compared to other possible alternatives.
☘ Any Tree Species can be a Bonsai.
☘ Bonsai Trees can Produce Fruit.
☘ Smallest Bonsai tree in the world will fit in the palm of your hand.
☘ Most expensive Bonsai tree was sold for $1.3 million.
☘ Bonsai cultivation dates back to more than 1,000- years ago!
☘ In Bonsai, Appearing Old is More Beautiful Than Looking Young.
☘ For a Bonsai to be considered “Perfect”, it should have a kind of similarity in its original state in form, size and appearance.
☘ In Japan, until a few years ago, for a family to be considered of “Noble Descent”, they should have at least one Bonsai that is over 300 years old.
☘ There's a Bonsai tree that Survived Hiroshima.
☘ Seven of fine prized Bonsai tree were stolen from a Japanese couple's house in 2019. One of the trees was a very rare type, a 400 year old Shimpaku Juniper, reportedly worth more than $90,000.
☘ Bonsai Competitions are Held Annually, and the World Bonsai Day in May.
☘ Largest displayed collection of Bonsai trees is made up by 2,649 trees.
☘ Zen Buddhism is in the very foundation of Bonsai.
☘ Bonsai was born from the Chinese art of Pun-Tsai.