Ficus Ginseng Bonsai

Ficus microcarpa ginseng

One of the most popular bonsai trees, the Ficus microcarpa ginseng is a breath of fresh air.

Though they can seem a challenge to care for, bonsai trees are manageable with a little bit of know-how. They need a lot of light and regular watering - dip your finger in the soil regularly and if it's dry, give your plant a drink. Bonsai trees need heat and humidity to thrive and may go into shock if moved to a very cold spot, so be careful to keep them away from draughts.

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Key Facts

  • Origin
    Southeast Asia

    Medium to high indirect light

    When top soil feels dry

    Ideal temperature

    Did you know?
    This species is also known as the Pot Belly Fig

Plant Bio

Originating in parts of Asia including China, India, and Malaysia, the Ficus microcarpa ginseng has become a beloved bonsai worldwide thanks to its unique shape and beautfiul, glossy leaves.

Although it looks like a trunk, the body of this plant is actually an aerial root (the word ‘ginseng’ means ‘root’ in Chinese). These roots are typically grown in Asia for up to 15 years before being imported to Holland, where they finish their growth under the careful care of expert growers.

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