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Ficus Ginseng


Plant Size = Medium (6″ pot width)

*Plant height will vary. One included per order.

The leaves of a Ginseng Ficus are small and there are many on one stem, that are glossy and dark green. The bark is a nice soft brown but it is the shape of the trunk that steals the show. The trunk and this plants aerial roots are quite thick and unique. Like clouds, they sometimes look like figures or animals. Ficus grow quickly and are low maintenance and can thrive in poor conditions. Also, this is a plant that is popular in Bonsai. Great for beginners! 

Part Sun
Pet Toxic

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The Dirt

Native to Malaysia, Taiwan, and Southeast & East Asian countries. Ficus purify the air from formaldehyde, xylene, benzene, and trichloroethylene. Ginseng Ficus thrive in indoor indirect light, ok for a windowsill. Water before the soil becomes bone dry. 

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water once a week. Before watering, feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry wait a day or two. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

Ginseng Ficus

Care Tips

This plant is sensitive to cold water and drafts

If your Ginseng Ficus grows too large you can prune it back. Outdoors these can grow very large which is why they are planted at parks and in urban situations

These plants can drop leaves when moved often but new leaves will emerge and adapt

Ficus have a milky white sap that oozes out when cut. Be cautious since that milk can irritate the skin and is toxic if ingested. Because of the sap, this is a harder plant to propagate. Also, the sap is a type of latex so anyone who is allergic should not own a Ficus to be safe

Native to Malaysia, Taiwan, and Southeast & East Asian.

Common Names

Banyan Fig
Indian Laurel Fig
Taiwan Ficus

Botanical Name

Ficus Microcarpa


Moraceae, Mulberry Family

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