Ficus Bonsai Tree is the easiest bonsai tree to grow that makes it an ideal house plant for indoor decoration. Place it anywhere in your home or office even any outdoor shade spot in summer, it is easy to care. This evergreen Ficus microcarpa, often known as Ginseng grafted ficus plant has been shaped like a bonsai tree. It is also known as the ‘Potbellied Ficus’ because of its unique stocky roots which are elevated over the soil to form what looks to be a trunk. Grafted branches display full clusters of compact foliage and glossy, oval leaves. These slow-growing indoor bonsai respond to an extensive range of light conditions.
Scientific Name: Ficus Microcarpa Ginseng
Common Name: Chinese Banyan, Pot Belly Fig, Banyan Fig
Benefit: Air purifier
Ficus Bonsai Care
Ficus bonsai need very low maintenance. Pinch back and trim the new growth in order to keep this tree as a bonsai, but don’t remove all the new growth.
Light: Indoor light, Semi-Shade, out of direct sunlight.
Water: Water moderately. Do not let this plant sit in water or never allow the soil to dry out.
Temperature: This plant is sensitive to temperature changes, which may cause the leaves to fall off. Minimum temperature 54º F (12°C).
Fertilizer: Fertilize weekly or every two weeks during summer and every 2-4 weeks during winter. Use liquid fertilizer or organic fertilizers.
Pruning: Regular pruning is important to retain the tree’s shape. Cut back to 2 leaves after becoming 6-8 leaves.
Repotting: Re-pot in mid-summer.
Propagation: By Cuttings
Toxicity: Mild-toxic to Cats and dogs