4.6 out of 5 (169 experiences)
About Ficus Ginseng
Ficus Ginseng is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 2899 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Ficus Ginseng likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Also known as
Chinese banyan, Malayan banyan, curtain fig and Indian Laurel
How to care for Ficus Ginseng
Ficus Ginseng needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Jose, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 17th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Jose is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determin…
January 18th, 2022
San Jose is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in San Jose is expected to increase by 20.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.3 megajoules of energy per m2…
January 18th, 2022
This month, San Jose is getting an average of 8.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of day…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Jose, California ⛅.
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.
What other plant parents say
I love my bonsai; however, it is a little picky and difficult to care for. When I first got it, it came in a plastic pot which seemed to work fine but I always repot my plants in terracotta pots so after a month or so I did! It worked charms and was doing really well and was SUPER lush and full… Then out of nowhere it started dropping leaves and browning rapidly. It was losing 20 ish leaves a day and eventually it only had about 10 leaves left. I was super bummed and thought I killed it, but I placed it next to a growing light in hopes that would help, which is did!! Not only has it made a comeback, but it is now thriving. Ficus ginseng are tricky little guys, but worth it.
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!