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Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng

Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng

From £12.00

Fancy a bit of a project? The Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng provides a fantastic opportunity to grow a bonsai from juvenility. Being a popular bonsai tree with a thick, pot-bellied trunk, similar to the Ginseng root, this plant is destined to grow with a little bit of help and nurture.

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How To Care For Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng

Water when the top third of the soil has dried out and let it dry out more during autumn and winter. For those in shadier places; water when half of the soil has dried out to counteract the chance of over-watering, especially in the winter months. If the plant is starting to get stunted growth, dry spots appearing on the leaves and yellowing older leaves. Than the plant is or under-watered, is in a too bright/hot spot, is potbound or pot-bound. If the plant starts getting yellowing lower leaves, brown mushy patches developing in the stems and mouldy soil. Than the plant is or over-watered, gets too little light, has lack of drainage or incorrect soil  and possibly got root rot.

Keep in a brightly lit area close to a window but out of direct sunlight for optimum conditions.

Bonsais love a humid environment. Be sure to keep your bonsai away from radiators and give your plant a mist every so often. To go the extra mile, why not introduce a humidity tray over the colder months of the year?

Bonsais thrive with soil that retains water well. it is recommended that a mixture of grit, peat, and loam should be used with your bonsai.

During the growing season, be sure to use a little fertiliser every week. In spring, it may be worth using nitrogen-heavy fertiliser. However, as you reach summer and autumn it would be wise to use a well-balanced fertiliser instead.

Ginseng Ficus Bonsais aren’t prone to pests and diseases. In rare cases, aphids and whiteflies can occur. To treat, why not use our Neem Oil?

You should look to repot your bonsai every two years. A good way to gauge this is by looking at your roots. If plenty are touching the sides of the ceramic pot, it’s time to repot!