Plant Care Ficus Ginseng
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Ficus Ginseng

4.6 out of 5 (144 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 91
Ficus Ginseng has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 43
Ficus Ginseng has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 27
Ficus Ginseng has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 18
Ficus Ginseng has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 16
Ficus Ginseng has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 14
Ficus Ginseng has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 8
Ficus Ginseng has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
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@Martin
New York
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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@Nellbell85
Boulder, Colorado
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Merlin by Nellbell85 on Greg, the plant care app
09/17/2021

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 i…

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@Cat_aholic
Tyler, Texas
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Tree Diddy by Cat_aholic on Greg, the plant care app
07/24/2021

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 thes…

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@Nishlaursen
Arvada, Colorado
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Gin Gin by Nishlaursen on Greg, the plant care app
06/25/2021

Really cool little tree. I purchased this little ginseng ficus tree for my husband for Father’s Day at our local King Soopers grocery store. I haven’t had to water it yet this week since of course th…

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Davison, Michigan
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Bodhi by Elliottsgarden on Greg, the plant care app
08/28/2021

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 pa…

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named HotFlash by Twistyourstitch on Greg, the plant care app
05/14/2021

Temperamental! Looses leaves easy but mine also gives new ones easy too! Mine likes brighter light and closer to the south window than when I had it in the north window. I let mine dry out before wat…

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Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Ficus 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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@Gareth
Shorewood, Wisconsin
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Gaia by Gareth on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

Super easy to care for. It’ll lose a few leaves long before it throws in the towel. The trunk responds to watering as well; it will start to look dry and shrunken if it’s gone too long without water.…

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@Miamilaw97
Columbus, Ohio
Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Ficus by Miamilaw97 on Greg, the plant care app
07/11/2021

My ficus & money tree are my favorite plants. The ficus is a bonsai (I think) but is cool to watch grow, and shaping it. And every week or so, put the water in….very easy for beginners to experts w…

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Insightful_sloth avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Ficus Ginseng named Treeyoncé by Insightful_sloth on Greg, the plant care app
07/12/2021

I think it’s a funky plant and I saw this little growth on the side and then it grew into an entire branch with its own leaves and everything. I’ve loved watching my little plant grow it even looks l…

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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

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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 region 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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