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.