Ficus Ginseng

    Commonly Known As:
  • Ficus malacocarpa,
  • Potbelly Fig,
  • Taiwan ficus,
  • Indian laurel fig,
  • banyan fig,
  • Chinese Banyan

Ficus Ginseng or Chinese Banyan are among the most popular indoor bonsai specimens for beginners and prized for their whimsically-shaped trunk. The aerial roots of this interesting houseplant grow above the ground. The leaves are dark green, and oval shaped and grow densely, making it perfect for pruning.

  • light

    The Ficus Ginseng likes a light position out of the full sun, but plenty of sunlight. Place this houseplant in a sunny spot, filtered with a thin curtain or blinds.

  • water

    Water your Ginseng Ficus thoroughly whenever the soil gets slightly dry. It will tolerate some periods of over or underwatering, but prefers moist soil that is not saturated. Do not allow the roots to sit in water.

  • temperature

    The Chinese Banyan prefers temperatures of 60⁰F to 75⁰F. It does not like temperatures below 60⁰F or drafty areas.

  • fertilizer

    Fertilize your Ficus bonsai once every two weeks during the growing season, spring until fall.

    Plant Facts
  • Your Ficus Ginseng bonsai can grow anywhere between 16-40 inches indoors and is a very forgiving houseplant, making it perfect for beginner bonsai enthusiasts.

  • Native to Southeast Asia

  • Difficulty level: Easy

  • As with most Ficus plants, the Chinese Banyan is toxic and should be kept away from pets and children.

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