Plant Care Ficus Ginseng
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Ficus Ginseng

4.2 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Ficus Ginseng has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Ficus Ginseng has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Chinese banyan, Malayan banyan, curtain fig and Indian Laurel

Taxonomy

Ficus microcarpa
Ficus
Moraceae
Rosales

What other plant parents say

Ficus Ginseng has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Ficus Ginseng has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Ficus Ginseng has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Ficus Ginseng has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Ficus Ginseng has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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@Martin
New York, NY
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Bruce by Martin on Greg, the plant care app
02/16/2021

I got this ficus from Costa Farms on Amazon and really dislike the potting setup. It has a layer of rocks glued to the pot. This plant har been a trooper for over a year but now showing signs of trou…

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Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Scrawny Benjamina Ginseng by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
03/01/2021

In a perfect world, this would be 5 stars. However, I live with lots of other folks and this plant attracts small hands. Also, if you don't get the water and the light spot- on, it'll drop leaves. C…

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@Jessaburra
Sandy, OR
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Butt Tree by Jessaburra on Greg, the plant care app
02/24/2021

Super hardy. Loves going outside in bright shade/dappled sun during the summer. Takes a long time to grow but it becomes a small tree in your space.

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@Jen
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Sol by Jen on Greg, the plant care app
02/23/2021

Very forgiving plant that grows quickly after pruning/shaping in the warmer months. A great entry-level bonsai.

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@Livr0s3
Bethlehem, PA
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Bon by Livr0s3 on Greg, the plant care app
02/13/2021

It’s finicky but beautiful! I love it!

How to care for Ficus Ginseng

Water

How often to water your Ficus Ginseng

Water needs for Ficus Ginseng
0.5 cups
every 9

Ficus Ginseng needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ficus Ginseng

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Ficus Ginseng in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ficus Ginseng: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Ficus Ginseng 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Ficus Ginseng in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Ficus Ginseng

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ficus Ginseng: repot after 2X growth

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 Ginseng after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Ficus Ginseng

Ficus Ginseng

Ficus Ginseng


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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