Incredibly unique houseplant! The fat trunks resemble ginseng. They are very common in the art of Bonsai. Every plant is different and the plant received may not look like those pictured.
Common Names: Ginseng Ficus, Pot-Bellied Ficus, Bonsai Fig
Origin: Tropical Asia & Northern Australia
Growth: Upwards, branching
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Keep evenly moist
Humidity: 30% - 60%
Temperature: 18°C - 35°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Bonsai Pot, Self-Watering Planter
Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly, except Winter
Propagation: Seed or grafting
Interiorscape Use: Desktop Plant, Bonsai
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips, Whiteflies
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water. Leaf drop with insufficient light or watering. Will develop aerial roots with higher humidity.
Comments: A very common indoor tree. The sap will quickly ooze from any wound on the tree and resembles milk. One of the most popular trees for indoor bonsai.
Toxicity: Can cause itching of eyes, coughing and wheezing following frequent contact; skin irritation with itching, redness, and stinging following contact and exposure to sunlight, as well as gastrointestinal irritation. Rarely effects humans but pets are more vulnerable, especially if any part of plant is ingested.