The perfect bonsai for beginners! Robust and hardy yet still beautiful and intricate, it sports thick sculptural aerial roots and shiny rounded leaves.
The Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng has a thick trunk since this little tree is in fact already over 15 years old - the Yoda of plants! Ficus Ginseng requires water only when the surface of the soil is dry.
Big: 24cm growing pot & 45-55 height inclusive pot
Key Benefits of Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Plant
This ficus ginseng plant’s perfectly miniaturized form encapsulates the full beauty and wisdom of a full-sized tree. Indeed, despite its tiny size, this tree is already 15 years old!
Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng Bonsai is the perfect plant to bring serenity, style, and intrigue to a small space.
It is among the easiest bonsais to look after. Keep it at 16 degrees, water it when its soil gets dry, and give its soil a little fertilizer twice over the growing season and it will stay healthy and strong. Although it prefers bright light it can happily tolerate shade.
The Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Plant Story
Ficus Ginseng, also known as Ficus Microcarpa or Indian Laurel, is a South Asian plant native to India and Malaysia. The word ‘Ginseng’ relates to the shape of this little tree as it means roots in Chinese.
It takes years for this little tree to grow its unique thick curved aerial roots, and much careful pruning is used to achieve the bonsai’s perfect miniature scale.
Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng is part of the mulberry family. Its strong sculptural roots and leafy branches look different from every angle and provide a striking centrepiece in any space.
This miniature plant is great for small spaces as it grows slowly and will remain very small if you trim it carefully. However, if you let it grow naturally outside it is still able to blossom into a fully grown tree.
Is Bonsai Ficus The Right Plant For Me?
Ficus Ginseng’s perfectly proportioned miniature form exudes a sense of mystery and serene beauty. Nevertheless, it is among the easiest bonsais to look after, making it ideal for beginners.
Keep it away from drafts and direct sunlight and this little tree will be your small, wise and remarkably sturdy friend for many years.
With this beautiful tiny tree, you bring the mystery and wonder that trees provide into even the smallest of rooms or desks!