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Ficus Ginseng

Ficus microcarpa

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Also known as

Ginseng Bonsai, Curtain Fig, Indian Laurel, Maylay Banyan, Chinese Banyan, Glossy-Leaf Fig, Ginseng, Hill's Weeping Fig, Laurel Fig, Small-Fruit Fig, Pot Belly Fig, Laurel Rubber, Strangling Fig

Ficus microcarpa bonsai Kiev by Аимаина хикари (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

10m

50cm

Min

30cm

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    Ficus Ginseng Overview

    This wide-spreading, evergreen shrub has a bushy habit when grown in a container and can reach 4 m high. It has glossy dark green leaves, and produces curtains of aerial roots. When grown in their natural habitat, they can develop into large trees which produce spherical purple figs, ripening to black. More frequently however, Ficus microcarpa are grown as potted houseplants. They are also popular specimens for bonsai cultivation, often called Ginseng Bonsai. Ficus plants release a caustic, poisonous milky sap that can be a skin and eye irritant and also cause stomach upset if ingested.

    Common problems with Ficus Ginseng

    How to propagate Ficus Ginseng

    Seed

    Cuttings

    Root semi-ripe cuttings or leaf-bud cuttings in spring or summer.

    Special features of Ficus Ginseng

    Attractive fruits

    Attractive leaves

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant