Ficus Ginseng Bonsai- Ginseng Power For The Bonsai Lover
What Is Ficus Ginseng?
Ficus Ginseng is also known as ficus retusa. The plant is considered to have originated from southeast Asian countries. Ficus Ginseng belongs to the fig family. Due to the visually pleasing appearance and bark like nature of its aerial roots ficus ginseng becomes the first top choice for a bonsai grower. The tolerance of Ficus ginseng to extreme climates makes it ideal for a first time bonsai grower’s plant.
Benefits Of Ficus Ginseng Bonsai
Ficus Ginseng bonsai has all the features of original ginseng plant. Ancient Chinese medicine considers ginseng as a potent natural herb. It has been for long considered as natural air purifier in highly polluted areas, recently the role of ginseng is greatly accepted in infertility drugs production as a natural aphrodisiac. Ginseng extract when consumed as tea is a natural alkaloid with stress relieving potential.
Caring For Ficus Ginseng Bonsai
Ficus Ginseng in the form of bonsai demand precise care for optimum growth pattern. Proper care should be regarding re potting the ficus if the manure is not enough for sustaining growth or the plant is full of roots, it should be immediately re potted with adequate humidity. Even though Ficus Ginseng exhibits excellent climate tolerance capacity it is ideal to leave the plant out during hot season and leave it indoor when temperature drops low.
While transferring Ficus Ginseng bonsai to a new pot it is advised to use a waterproof material in the center of the pot. The root of Ficus Ginseng needs to be pruned with special emphasis to main root, the procedure should be repeated monthly. Adequate watering while re potting ensure proper hydration to existing roots. Top branches should be carefully pruned and the plant has to be kept away from direct hat exposure while ensuring proper moisture maintenance when the soil dries out.
Change in Leaf Color Of Ficus Ginseng Bonsai
Yellow or Brown color leaves , leaf loss of Ficus Ginseng warrants special attention. The reason of the color change may be due to multitude of factors. The main reasons among them are lack of adequate watering, inadequate heat exposure, rotting roots or a fungal or insect affection.
Outdoor Caring Of Ficus Ginseng Bonsai
Outdoor placement of Ficus Ginseng requires normal caring like the normal Ficus Ginseng plant. The four essential factors are proper temperature, maintaining enough moisture by proper watering, trimming or pruning new up growing branches, and re potting for a smooth and health root growth that has to be done at interval of every 3 years.
Benefits Of Ginseng Root Tea
Ficus Ginseng Bonsai And Domestic Pets
Ficus Ginseng Bonsai should be kept away from the reach of pet animals. As such the plant is not harmful but the leaf sap may cause threat to domestic pets. The leaf sap of Ginseng Bonsai can lead to irritation of skin and internal organs resulting in choking hazards and may be life threatening.