Beginners Best Friend Ficus Ginseng
- Bright Light
- Glossy Green Leaves
- Easy to Care For
- Tolerant of Pruning
Are you just getting into caring for houseplants? Bonsai trees can be tricky and their watering cycle hard to follow. If you’re looking for a great beginner plant that can tolerate some mistakes as you learn, the Ficus Ginseng (Ficus microcarpa ‘Ginseng’) is for you!
Ficus Ginseng has glossy, dark green foliage that people love for its density and tolerance for shaping. The leaves sit atop a wide trunk with its roots exposed at the bottom, adding to its already immense visual interest.
This plant, while generally liking the indoors, is a tropical species and does appreciate being outside during the summer. The only thing to watch out for is changes in temperature. Keep Ficus Ginseng in a climate between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Try not to let Ficus Ginseng dry out to the roots, but it can definitely tolerate some under and overwatering. This makes it perfect for those who may struggle when it comes to keeping houseplants happy.
Another great way to water this plant is by misting it daily or using a humidity tray. During the winter months, Its moisture requirement is often somewhat reduced.
If you find yourself still floundering, try fertilizing the Ficus Ginseng. It responds extremely well to fertilizer and will produce new growth almost immediately.
There are many different ways to highlight the lovely features. One is to let the exposed roots grow over rock. You can also prune the tree to make it just about any shape and size you want!
Once you’ve had the Ficus Ginseng for a couple of years, don’t be afraid to repot. They actually prefer to be repotted once every two or three years.
Glossy leaves, bonsai tree style, and exceptionally easy care, the Ficus Ginseng is a great plant for beginners and experienced growers alike. Order one for your home today!