Ficus retusa <br> 'Ginseng' <br> Bonsai Fig
Ficus retusa <br> 'Ginseng' <br> Bonsai Fig
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Ficus retusa
Bonsai Fig

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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. 


Ficus retusa                      

FY-kus ret-OO-sah

Common Names: Ginseng Ficus, Pot-Bellied Ficus, Bonsai Fig

Family: Moraceae

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.