The Ficus Ginseng is this month’s Houseplant of the Month. Also sometimes known as the Indian Laurel Fig, Taiwan Ficus or Banyan Fig, it’s characterised by the shape of its strong smooth stems.
If you’re thinking of growing bonsai trees (natural tree forms in miniature), the Ficus Ginseng is ideal. It’s well regarded as the easiest bonsai tree to grow, as it’s very tolerant.
This structural plant gets its name from Ficus, the Latin for ‘fig’, and Ginseng which is Chinese for ‘root’.
With regards to looking after your plant, they need to be watered every two to three weeks during the spring and summer, and less in the autumn and winter. Remember to allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again. They also respond well to misting, especially when you do this every day.
Temperature wise, keep your plant in a warm humid place. You could even place a bowl of water next to it to help create more humidity. And they like being in bright light, but avoid direct sunlight.
* This post is brought to you in collaboration with The Flower Council of Holland. All the words are my own.
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