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Ficus 'Ginseng'

Ficus 'Ginseng'

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Botanical Name:

  • Ficus microcarpa

Common Names:

  • Ficus 'Ginseng'
  • Ginseng Ficus
  • Banyan Fig
  • Indian Laurel Fig

Description: Ficus 'Ginseng', scientifically known as Ficus microcarpa, is a striking tropical plant admired for its thick, gnarled roots that resemble ginseng roots and its glossy, oval leaves. The roots often form intriguing shapes, making each plant unique and adding a touch of natural sculpture to any space. Native to Southeast Asia, this evergreen plant thrives indoors, adding a touch of exotic elegance and vibrant greenery to any environment. Ficus 'Ginseng' typically grows up to 3-4 feet tall indoors, making it an excellent choice for adding height, texture, and visual interest to homes and offices.

Care Instructions:


  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. For best growth and vibrant foliage, provide plenty of bright light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves.


  • Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry. Ficus 'Ginseng' prefers consistently moist soil but is tolerant of occasional dry spells. Reduce watering in the winter months when the plant's growth slows.


  • Thrives in moderate humidity environments. Regular misting or using a humidity tray can help maintain the necessary moisture levels, especially in dry indoor conditions.


  • Prefers temperatures between 65°F and 75°F (18°C - 24°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 55°F (13°C).


  • Use a well-draining, rich organic potting mix. A mix containing peat moss, perlite, and compost works well to support healthy growth.


  • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter.


  • Prune to maintain the desired shape and size. Remove any dead or damaged leaves to encourage new growth and keep the plant healthy. Pruning also helps to control the plant's growth and maintain its bonsai-like appearance.

Styling Tips:

  • Statement Plant: Place Ficus 'Ginseng' in a prominent spot where its thick, gnarled roots and glossy leaves can be admired. Its unique structure makes it a stunning statement piece in any room.
  • Bonsai Display: Use Ficus 'Ginseng' as a natural bonsai, showcasing its intriguing root structure and compact foliage. Its bonsai-like appearance adds a touch of elegance to any space.
  • Modern Decor: The sleek, sculptural form of Ficus 'Ginseng' fits well with modern, minimalist decor. Use a simple, contemporary pot to complement its striking appearance.
  • Desk or Shelf Plant: Position Ficus 'Ginseng' on a desk or shelf to add a touch of greenery and interest to elevated spaces. Its compact size makes it perfect for small areas.
  • Office Plant: Its low maintenance and adaptability make it an excellent choice for office environments. Place it in a well-lit corner or on a desk to add a touch of nature and vibrancy to your workspace.

Ficus 'Ginseng', with its thick, gnarled roots and relatively easy care requirements, is a fantastic addition to any plant collection. Its unique appearance and adaptability make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of tropical elegance and natural sculpture to their spaces.

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