Get a PDF copy
Home Plant guides How to take care of a Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Tree

Ficus Ginseng in pot

How to take care of a Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Tree

Bonsai trees are beautiful, unique plants that can add a unique look and feel to any room. If you're new to bonsai tree care, don't worry - this plant care guide will teach you everything you need to know to take care of your Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Tree. Together, we'll look at everything from watering and fertilizing to pruning and repotting!

Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Trees are a popular type of indoor bonsai tree. They are easy to care for and make a great addition to any home. In this plant care guide, we're going to look at a few of the most important aspects of taking care of a Ficus Ginseng:

The Ficus Ginseng is a great houseplant for beginners. It's not one of the most difficult plants to take care of, but it's still a beautiful and unique plant. Let's look at how we can give your Ficus the best care we can and help it thrive in your house!

Watering your Ficus Ginseng

Back to top

A Ficus Ginseng enjoys moist soil most of the time but doesn't like to have wet feet. When your Ficus is exposed to too much water for too long, it will quickly develop root rot and die. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make sure this doesn't happen.

  1. Only water your Ficus when the soil is completely dry
  2. Use a pot with a drainage hole to drain excess water from the pot
  3. Use well-draining soil to hold onto some of the water, but not too much

When watering your Ficus, be sure to water it thoroughly and then allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again. Watering your plant thoroughly makes sure that all the soil has a chance to soak up the moisture before draining it to the bottom of the pot. Overwatering is one of the most common problems with ficus trees, so be sure to wait until the soil is completely dry.

If you're ever unsure whether or not to water your ficus, it's better to wait a few extra days. If your Ficus has been dry for too long, it tends to drop a few brown and crispy leaves, so make sure to water before that happens. This might take a little experimentation, but on average you should water your Ficus Ginseng once every 7 days.

How much sunlight exposure does your Ficus Ginseng need?

Back to top

Sunlight exposure for a Ficus Ginseng Your ficus tree will need plenty of bright, indirect light. If you notice that the leaves are starting to turn yellow or brown, it's a sign that your Ficus Ginseng is getting too much sunlight. Bright and indirect sunlight is ideal, but a few hours of direct sunlight in the morning is fine too, as long as it doesn't get the stronger direct sunlight in the afternoon. The direct sunlight in the afternoon will be too bright and warm for this plant.

When do you fertilize your Ficus Ginseng?

Back to top

Fertilize your ficus tree every few weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Liquid fertilizer is easiest, as you can add this to the water, and your Ficus absorbs it quickly. All fertilizer is different, so make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging carefully. If you fertilize too often or with too much fertilizer, you can burn the roots of your ficus tree.

During the winter, you shouldn't fertilize your Ficus Ginseng, as it'll be in its winter dormancy and won't need the fertilizer. As soon as it gets to the beginning of march, you can start to fertilize your Ficus again, as this is the early spring and your Ficus is about to grow quite quickly.

What is the best type of soil for a Ficus Ginseng?

Back to top

Soil for Ficus Ginseng When it comes to finding the best soil mixture for a Ficus Ginseng, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is that the Ficus ginseng prefers moist soil but should also drain excess moisture quickly. The Ficus Ginseng doesn't like to stand in a puddle of water.

The best soil mixture for a Ficus Ginseng is a well-draining potting mix. You can find this at most garden stores or online. This well-draining soil mix is also quite easy to mix yourself. You can mix your soil for the ficus ginseng by mixing 2 parts potting soil with 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite.

Is a Ficus Ginseng toxic to pets?

Back to top

Many tropical houseplants are toxic to pets. Unfortunately, the Ficus Ginseng is not an exception to this and is also toxic to your cats and dogs.

The leaves and sap from a Ficus ginseng are toxic to cats and dogs. These toxins can cause skin irritation, vomiting, and diarrhea. If your pet has eaten the stems or leaves, the toxins can cause liver damage and even death. Pets should be kept away from this plant if possible. If you notice that your pets have eaten from your Ficus, make sure to call your veterinarian right away!

Pests on your Ficus Ginseng

Back to top

Ficus trees are relatively easy to care for, but like all plants, they can be susceptible to pests and diseases. The most common pests on a ficus Ginseng are scale insects and mealybugs. These pests can cause damage to the leaves and branches of the tree, and can also lead to the development of fungal diseases.

If you notice any signs of scale or mealybug infestation, take action immediately to get rid of them. You can get rid of these pests by using insecticidal soap, neem oil, or simply wiping the pests off with a damp cloth. Be sure to check your Ficus regularly for any signs of problems and take action immediately if you see anything out of the ordinary.

When should you prune your Ficus Ginseng?

Back to top

Pruning your plants is a great way to promote growth, get rid of dead leaves, and shape your plants exactly how you want! Just like any other houseplant, you can and probably should prune your Ficus Ginseng as well!

You should prune your Ficus in late winter or early spring before any new growth begins. Prune off any dead or damaged branches with sharp scissors or pruning shears. If you're using your Ficus as a true Bonsai, this is the perfect time to shape your tree how you'd like it to look! Be careful not to prune too much, as this will reduce the amount of foliage and sap production.

When should you repot your Ficus Ginseng?

Back to top

Pot for a Ficus Ginseng If you've taken excellent care of your Ficus Ginseng for a year or more, it probably grew quite a bit. However, now it seems to have stopped growing in the middle of spring or summer. This means it might be time to repot your plant!

You know your Ficus needs to be repotted when the plant becomes root-bound. You can easily see if your Ficus is root-bound by carefully lifting it out of the pot to check the roots. If you see more roots than soil and if the soil is very tightly packed around the roots, your plant is officially root-bound. Repotting the Ficus Ginseng in a bigger pot will give the plant more space to grow and will help keep it healthy.

The best time to repot a Ficus Ginseng is in the springtime when the plant is coming out of its winter dormancy. You should wait until the soil is dry to the touch before repotting, and then gently remove the plant from its pot. If the roots are grown out of control, you can cut them back with sharp scissors before repotting. If you're using a shallow pot, trimming the roots a little is a great idea, because this keeps the roots compact and helps with the overall health of your Ficus. Be sure to choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the original pot, and pack fresh soil around the roots before watering well.

It's very important to use a pot that's only slightly bigger than the current pot because if you plant your Ficus in a pot that's far too large, it's very easy to overwater your plant and cause root rot.

Conclusion

Thank you for following our guide on how to take care of your Ficus Ginseng! By watering it, exposing it to sunlight, fertilizing it, and keeping an eye out for pests, your ficus tree will thrive indoors and provide you with years of enjoyment. Be sure to share this guide with your friends and family so they can take care of their plants too!

Thank you for reading this post! I hope it helps you to keep your plants healthy and beautiful! If you're looking for more guides on specific plants, you can always request a plant guide to get a guide for the plant you have trouble with.

Tags: tropical, beginner-friendly

Posted on: Aug 20, 2022

Other common names for this plant

  • Ficus microcarpa
  • Chinese banyan
  • Malayan banyan
  • Indian laurel
  • Curtain fig
  • Gajumaru

Are you ready to put your new knowledge into practice?

Get your own products from the links below and support us in our mission to help people take care of plants like this.

This page contains affiliate links. Support me and my mission by ordering through my links. Thank you!

Frequently asked questions

What type of pot should I use for my Ficus Bonsai Tree?
A shallow bonsai pot is perfect for your Ficus Ginseng. A good size pot for a Ficus Bonsai Tree is around 10-12 inches in diameter. The pot must have drainage holes in the bottom to allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
How often should I water my Ficus Bonsai Tree?
The watering frequency for a Ficus Bonsai Tree will depend on the size of the pot, the type of soil, the temperature, and the amount of light it receives. Generally, you will want to water the tree when the top 2-3 inches of soil are dry. On average, about once per week.
How do I know if my Ficus Bonsai Tree needs water?
One way to tell if your Ficus Bonsai Tree needs water is to check the weight of the pot. If the pot feels light, then it's time to water it. Another way to tell is to look at the leaves; if they are wilting or drooping, then the tree needs water.
How much light does a Ficus Bonsai Tree need?
A Ficus Bonsai Tree needs moderate to high levels of light. A good place to put it would be near a window where it gets several hours of sunlight each day. Don't expose it to direct sunlight though.
How often should I fertilize my Ficus Bonsai Tree?
Fertilize your Ficus Bonsai Tree every few weeks during the growing season with a liquid fertilizer. This will help to absorb the nutrients more quickly and help your plant grow in the spring and summer.

More relevant resources

You can find more relevant information about this topic here:

Pin this plant guide

More guides by Plant care for Beginners