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)
20 years to reach maturity
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.
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How to propagate Ficus Ginseng
Root semi-ripe cuttings or leaf-bud cuttings in spring or summer.