Bonsai Ficus ‘Ginseng’

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva
                                                                                                                                                                    

    8 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Meseta
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento
                                                                                                                                                                    

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

  • Nube
                                                                                                                                                                    

    6.5 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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$ 33.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Ficus microcarpa ‘Ginseng’

Common Names: Bonsai Ficus, Chinese Banyan, Gajumaru

Overview: The Ficus microcarpa ‘Ginseng’, also known as the Ginseng Ficus, is a distinctive and captivating houseplant that mesmerizes with its thick, pot-bellied trunk reminiscent of ginseng roots, giving it a unique, bonsai-like appearance. Originating from the tropical forests of Asia, this hardy plant boasts lush, glossy leaves that create a vibrant canopy, adding a touch of greenery and serenity to any indoor space. Ideal for beginners and seasoned gardeners alike, the Ginseng Ficus thrives in bright, indirect light and requires moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Its resilience and low maintenance needs make it a perfect addition to any home or office.

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Description

Add Some Zen to your Garden with a Bonsai Ficus

The Chinese Banyan, scientifically known as Ficus microcarpa, is a magnificent and resilient evergreen tree renowned for its expansive canopy and intricate root system. Originating from the tropical regions of Asia, it has gained worldwide popularity for its ornamental value and adaptability, thriving both outdoors in warm climates and indoors as a potted specimen. With its glossy, leathery leaves and robust structure, the Chinese Banyan is not only a symbol of longevity and strength but also an exceptional choice for bonsai enthusiasts and those looking to add a touch of nature’s majesty to their living spaces.

Caring for your Ficus Microcarpa

Ficus microcarpa requires attention to its basic needs, such as light, water, and humidity. With proper care, this beautiful plant can be a long-lasting and rewarding addition to your indoor garden. Its ability to adapt to various conditions makes it suitable for gardeners of all levels.

Light

Ficus microcarpa thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can scorch its leaves, while too little light may cause leaf drop and stunt growth. A spot near a window that receives filtered light is ideal. Rotate your plant periodically to ensure even growth.

Water

Watering is crucial for the health of your Ficus microcarpa. The plant prefers evenly moist soil but does not like to sit in water. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Over-watering can lead to root rot, while under-watering may cause the leaves to yellow and drop. In winter, reduce watering as the plant’s growth slows down.

Ficus microcarpa enjoys a humid environment, similar to its native tropical habitat. If your home is dry, especially in winter, consider using a humidifier or placing a humidity tray beneath the plant.

Fertilizing

Feed your Ficus microcarpa with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every month during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding to every other month in fall and winter. Over-fertilizing can lead to salt buildup in the soil, which can damage the roots, so ensure to follow the recommended dilution rates.

Pruning

Pruning helps maintain the desired shape of your Ficus microcarpa and encourages dense foliage growth. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to remove any dead or damaged leaves and branches. You can also prune to control the size of the plant. If you’re aiming for a bonsai appearance, more frequent trimming will be necessary.

Repotting

Repot your Ficus microcarpa every 2-3 years to ensure it has enough room to grow and to refresh the potting soil. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and has good drainage. Spring is the best time for repotting, as the plant is entering its active growth phase.

Pest and Disease Management

Ficus microcarpa can be susceptible to pests like aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects. Regularly inspect your plant for signs of infestation. If pests are detected, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Diseases such as root rot can be prevented by avoiding over-watering and ensuring proper drainage.

Propagation

Propagating Ficus microcarpa can be done through stem cuttings. Take a cutting of about 4-6 inches long, remove the lower leaves, and plant it in moist soil or water until roots develop. This is a rewarding way to create new plants for your home or to share with friends.

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