Bonsai Dwarf Ficus
GINSENG FICUS (Ficus Retusa)
Native to Malaysia, Taiwan and other Southeast and East Asian countries, the Ginseng Ficus is an excellent choice for bonsai tree growers. Sometimes known as the Taiwan Ficus, Banyan Fig or Indian Laurel Fig, the Ginseng Ficus is characterized by the shape of its strong roots and stems and small, alternating oval dark green leaves that grow up the stem and which are more oval than the Ficus Benjamina. A Ginseng Ficus will have two or more heavy, thick exposed aerial roots that appear to look more like tree trunks than a typical root. A Ginseng Ficus bonsai is also noted for a thick, pot-bellied trunk similar to a Ginseng plant’s root and its grey to reddish bark dotted with small horizontal flecks that look like tiger markings. The Ginseng Ficus is ideal for first timers or new comers to the world of bonsai growing. It is especially suited to anyone looking to grow a bonsai tree as a hobby, since it is commonly regarded as the easiest bonsai tree to grow because it is very tolerant.