Ficus microcarpa Ginseng in a wicker basket
Ficus Ginseng – China
The powerfully healing Ginseng root is very similar to that of the Ficus.
The Ficus Ginseng is a remarkable looking plant, with dark green leathery
leaves growing out of the root stumps. It is a particularly decorative houseplant.
Prefers moist but well-drained soil. Check the soil moisture with your finger.
If the top 2-4” (5-10cm) of soil is dry, or plants are wilted, it is time to water.
Apply water at the soil level if possible to avoid wetting the foliage. Water the
entire soil area until water runs out the base of the pot. This indicates that the
soil is thoroughly wet.
Fertilizers are available in many forms: granulated, slow-release, liquid feeds,
organic or synthetic. Determine which application method is best for the situation
and select a product with a nutritional balance designed for foliage plants.
Too much fertilizer can damage plants so it’s important to follow the package
directions to determine how much, and how often, to feed plants.
Slow-release fertilizers are an especially good, care-free choice for container
plants. A single application can often provide plants with the proper level of
nutrition all season long.
Most container plants can be pruned freely to maintain the desired size and shape.
Keeping the foliage trimmed also keeps the plants looking neat and tidy, encourages
the plant to develop more side-shoots and flowers, and reduces the demand for the
plant to develop a larger root system. This is important since the roots are in a
This Ficus Ginseng is proposed in a wicker basket of 18 cm,
the height of the plant is 45 cm.
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