Ginseng ficus bonsai care is simple and minimal, making this a perfect choice for anyone who is new to bonsai. Ginseng ficus naturally grows in warm, moist climates. Place it somewhere that won’t get too cold and out of any drafts that could suck moisture from its leaves. And make sure it will get a lot of indirect light and avoid a spot with direct, bright light. A ginseng ficus will tolerate some over or under watering, but aim to keep soil moderately moist throughout the summer and back off a little in the winter. To make the air more humid, set the tree on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Just make sure the roots aren’t sitting in water.
Ficus Ginseng Bonsai
Ginseng ficus is one variety of a large group of fig trees. Native to Southeast Asia, the ginseng ficus is most striking in appearance because it grows thick roots that stay exposed above the surface of the ground. As a bonsai, the effect is of a small tree standing on legs. The tree grows oval shaped, dark green leaves. The trunk of the ginseng ficus is thick and bulbous. The leaves grow densely, giving you a thick canopy. The best part of growing ginseng ficus as a bonsai tree is that it requires little maintenance.