Scientific Name: Ficus Retusa
Sometimes known as the Taiwan Ficus, Banyan Fig or Indian Laurel Fig, the Ginseng Ficus is characterized by the shape of its strong roots and stems and small, alternating oval dark green leaves that grow up the stem and which are more oval than the Ficus Benjamina. A Ginseng Ficus will have two or more heavy, thick exposed aerial roots that appear to look more like tree trunks than a typical root.
Height – 60 to 100 cm
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Type – indoor plant
Soil – indoor plant soil mix, well drained
Exposure – abundant indirect light
Foliage – evergreen
Watering – moderate
Difficulty – easy
Bonsais require quite a bit of care you might find these information useful:
Watering: Keep the tree moist, as it doesn’t like droughts. But be careful not to water too often because it doesn’t like soil wetness either. As soon as the soil surface gets dry the tree needs to be watered generously but it must not be left standing in excess water.
Feeding: Solid organic fertilizer is appropriate for the Fukien Tea Bonsai because its roots are sensitive. Liquid fertilizers can also be used in carefully measured dosage and only on moist soil. Feed the tree well from spring to autumn following the directions for use, but in winter less often.
Pruning: The Fukien tree can take pruning quite well and regular trimming will make the tree grow a dense branch structure. Young shoots are tender and flexible so that they are easy to trim or wire. Mature twigs and branches are hard and brittle, so use appropriate tools for pruning and be careful when you want to wire and bend them.
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