Bonsai houseplants are some of the world's favourite plants. They are low maintenance, easy to care for, look amazing, and work so well in so many rooms. Bonsai trees are often understated, though some have a bit more colour and flair than others. They tend to like light but are year-round consistently good-looking plants. For this reason, they’re a favourite in the Northern Hemisphere with the changing seasons!
The Ficus Ginseng is what we will be focusing on today. It is an intriguing-looking plant with a bulbous-looking trunk. The leaves that protrude from the majestic, yet humble-looking trunk are dark green and close together.
People love Ficus Ginsengs because they are easy to care for. Watering Ficus Ginseng is pretty straightforward, and Ficus Ginseng care is as well. We’re going to run you through the best ways to keep your Bonsai healthy and happy in your home.
Ficus Ginsengs are perfect beginner plants as they teach you a lot of the fundamentals of plant care. They are intuitive plants, adapting to their surroundings quickly. They are a perfect place to start in terms of being a plant parent.
Ficus Ginseng care starts with correct placement. Luckily, it is not super sensitive when it comes to light. It certainly prefers indoors and likes steady, consistent sunlight. A window ledge or sunny spot in the living room would do fantastically well.
You can move your Ficus Ginseng around a bit and it can tolerate the great outdoors when it comes to the summer months. However, we would recommend keeping it in one place, and a window ledge seems like the best bet in our experience. Bedrooms are fantastic places as they will benefit from the oxygen given by these bonsai.
There are a lot of myths about Ficus Bonsai care but watering always seems to lead the charge in fallacies. Watering Ficus Bonsai is an intuitive process and should only be done when you can see that the soil is dry and it needs some moisture! Don’t stick to a schedule, you can just monitor your plant and see how it’s adjusting.
The best Ginseng Bonsai care method for watering is to see when the soil starts to dry. Pat around the base of the plant and if the soil is dusty and solid then you can give it water. At this point, you can water generously. A lot of the water will get re-absorbed into the soil immediately so water until it feels right. Don’t leave the soil drowning on the surface though!
Ficus Bonsai also love moisture, though it is not essential. The leaves in particular will benefit from a little misting if you do so wish.
Indoors is a great environment for how to care for your Ficus Ginseng plant. They like relatively consistent temperatures, around 14-18 Celsius. Indoors and by a window is great as there is an adequate amount of heat during the day, and it won’t be spoiled by indoor heating fluctuations.
In the summer if it is particularly hot, feel free to move it elsewhere. You can play this intuitively as well, seeing how your Ficus Bonsai reacts to the changing conditions. People often ask how big does Ficus Ginseng grow when given the right conditions? The answer is around a foot tall but not much more than that.
You can feed the Ficus Bonsai but it really is not necessary. A little bit of fertiliser added once or twice over the growing season is sort of the maximum that we would recommend. Ficus Bonsai care little about food as much as they do water and sunlight.
This is the fun, low-pressure part of caring for a Bonsai. You can sort of mould these plants into whatever your aesthetic is. Of course, they need a number of green leaves to help with photosynthesis. Other than that, your Ficus Bonsai care can be up to you!
Some people like a nice thick-looking tuft of leaves for a rounded look. Others prefer a more sparse-looking arrangement to give a more minimal look. People love caring for Bonsai as there is so much room for expression depending on the individual!
There you have our top tricks and tips for caring for the amazing Ficus Bonsai! We love low-maintenance plants such as these, and we know you will too. Give these as a gift to your loved one as a moving-in present or when they go off to college. They will only make a room feel more homely and pleasant.