4.6 out of 5 (152 experiences)
Also known as
Ficus Ginseng, Ficus Ginseng, Chinese banyan, Malayan banyan, curtain fig and Indian Laurel
How to care for Ficus Microcarpa
Ficus Microcarpa needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Ficus Microcarpa may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ficus Microcarpa after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I got this little guy recently bc I love the feature on the trunk that reminds me of an elfin face. It’s easy to care for, & a nice bonsai. I plan to let grow for awhile & then style it as a bonsai in s few years. I would absolutely recommend this as for anyone, as it is easy to keep happy inside year round.
I’ve had this for around a year now, and I have had no issues. My two cats haven’t had any problems with it. It has thrived in its shady spot near my window, which gets no direct sunlight and just partial sunlight. I would definitely recommend getting one!
This bonsai has been through it she had a massive aphid infestation and lost alllll of her leaves but now she has a ton of new growth! I am glad I didn’t give up on her. I also have noticed that these bonsais at Lowe’s (where I got her) ten to come with aphids so I think they are pretty prone to having them.