Ginseng Grafted Ficus - Indoor Bonsai Tree
Few Bonsai trees are more loved than the Ginseng Grafted Ficus, or Ficus Ginseng. It has a unique look, with a lush dense green canopy growing above a series of branching trunks which frequently grow in a bent arch shape. Even without training, this is a truly striking and exotic plant that is bound to start conversations.
Better yet, it is also extremely hardy and easy to care for. This makes it an excellent choice for beginners. The exotic, fantasy-like look of the tree also makes it perfect for people who would like to dress up their tree with accessories - just imagine a little gnome or fairy hiding among its roots or peeking out from behind the leaves!
Due to the Ficus Ginseng's longevity, it typically symbolizes long life and prosperity. With its huge sturdy trunks, it also symbolizes strength. As a gift, a Ficus Ginseng is a wish for life, happiness, and a prosperous household.
- Petite Grafted Ficus - 4 Years Old, 6 - 8" Tall
- Medium Grafted Ficus - 6 yrs. / Height - 8 - 12" Tall
- Large - 12 Years Old, 8-10" Tall
- —Pot Color May Vary—
Getting To Know Your Ficus Ginseng
The Ginseng Grafted Ficus is one of the easiest Bonsai trees to care for. It can handle a lot of different temperatures, lighting, moisture levels, and soil conditions. The Ficus Ginseng is usually kept indoors, although it will also do fine outside if it is not too cold. Below 50°F (10°C) it can potentially be damaged. Almost any temperature above that is fine.
The other thing Ficus Ginseng dislikes is drafts because its leaves can dry out. So, it should not be kept too close to air vents or similar sources of blowing air.
Ficus Ginseng is native to Southeast Asia, so it does best with an elevated level of both watering and humidity. However, it can tolerate long stretches without water, and typically requires less water during the winter. It also loves sunlight. It will survive indefinitely in dim lighting, but for the best foliage and fastest growth, make sure it gets plenty of time in the sun.
When trimming, be aware that the Ficus Ginseng's white sap is extremely sticky. It is a form of latex! This can make it a little messy to work with. The good news is, the sap dries quickly, sealing any wounds you make when trimming or pruning the tree. This is one reason it is a great tree for beginners to learn on: it heals quickly, even if you make a mistake.
Finally, be aware: like all Ficus trees, the Ginseng Grafted Ficus is poisonous to small animals. The leaves are particularly toxic. Be sure to keep it out of the reach of small pets (and small humans) for their safety. And despite the name, it is different from the edible ginseng you might find in Asian groceries and pharmacies.
Important Shipping Guidelines:
- We cannot ship to a FPO, APO, P.O. Box or to locations in Alaska, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Hawaii or anywhere internationally.
- All Bonsai are shipped direct from the nursery and may ship separately from other items purchased via the Bonsai Outlet.
- Most Shipments of Trees are released on Mondays and Tuesdays only to avoid being held in-transit over weekends.
- If extreme weather is expected, we may delay shipping your Bonsai tree to guarantee a healthy arrival; in such a case we will contact you. We are shipping living trees and must be conscious of the temperature conditions to the delivery address, as well as, while in transit. That said, we reserve the right to hold the tree(s) to guarantee a healthy delivery
Will I Kill It?
Maybe, but probably not. Kids and pets are much harder to keep alive, so if you’ve ever had one of them you’ll be fine. Most Bonsai we sell need little more than sun & water.
Are there specific Care Guides available for each species?
Yes there are, and you can find them HERE
When will my Bonsai ship?
We ship daily. However, trees to the west coast ship on Mondays or Tuesday to avoid being held in-transit over the weekend. Shipments of Trees are released on Mondays and Tuesdays only to avoid being held in-transit over weekends.
Can I track my Bonsai?
Yes, once your Bonsai ships you’ll get an email with a FedEx tracking number that you’ll be able to use on their website to see exactly when your tree will arrive.
Do I need anything else to start an adventure in Bonsai?
Your Bonsai will arrive potted in a ceramic Bonsai pot that will compliment your tree and right off the bat that’s all you’ll need. If you’re looking for the basics beyond that, a Starter Kit and Humidity Tray are an excellent place to start.