Ficus Ginseng - Indian Laurel

Size Guide
SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with an 18cm+ opening

Item Delivery: 1-2 weeks


Plant Care: Houseplant Focus Nutrition

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Ginseng is the Chinese word for root and Ficus microcarpa Ginseng is uniquely identifiable by its strong, thick, exposed root system that looks more like a tree trunk than roots. These aerial root systems take years to grow, but over time they develop fascinating, primordial shapes. The leaves are small, dark green and oval-shaped.

Ficus microcarpa has many common names including Pot Belly Fig, Laurel Fig, Laurel Rubber, Curtain Fig and Strangling Fig. Ficus microcarpa Ginseng make excellent bonsai and look brilliant in any contemporary room setting.

Ficus microcarpa Ginseng - Indian Laurel Ginseng Care & Info Guide

Light: Ficus microcarpa Ginseng prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some partial shade. Harsh, direct sunlight may burn the leaves.

Water: Water when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over water as this will cause leaf drop.

Temperature: Ideal temperatures are 16-24°C. Avoid cold draughts.

Humidity: No specific requirements, although the occasional misting wouldn't go amiss.

Feed: Apply a weak dose of a fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition

Care tips: Insufficient light or incorrect watering can trigger leaf drop. Adjust as necessary and your plant should quickly recover. Trim to maintain shape, but be aware that sticky latex will ooze from the ends of the cut stems. This can be an irritant, therefore wash your hands immediately if any comes into contact with your skin.

Air Purifying: This plant filters airborne toxins and is part of our clean air plant collection.

Height and Growth Rate: In their native environment, Ficus microcarpa grow into very tall trees. Kept indoors as a house plant, you are in control. Trim to maintain desired height and shape. Moderately fast growing.

Toxicity: Considered poisonous, therefore keep away from children and animals.

Origin: India and Malaysia.

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