Bonsai Ginseng – A Symbol for the Asian Culture

Bonsai ginseng is an important part of the bonsai culture, one of the most famous Japanese arts, and it symbolizes one of the best-known Asian traditions. Bonsai art appeared over a millennium ago in the Chinese Empire,and at the time it was known as penzai. It was soon adapted and redefined by the Japanese and then spread all over the South-East Asian regions. Translated literally as tree in a tray, the bonsai culture includes different species of miniature trees. Bonsai Ginseng-Ficus Retusa Ginseng bonsai also known as ficus retusa, Banyan fig or ficus ginseng,is one of the most famous bonsai …






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Top Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Accessories That Make Perfect Gifts

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The ficus ginseng bonsai accessories are the perfect gifts for someone who is passionate about bonsai trees. The ginseng bonsai is a beautiful oriental houseplant and one of the most appreciated trees among bonsai growers. Whether you grow it in your own house or you’re offering it as a present, the ficus ginseng bonsai will be always a great choice because it is known in the bonsai world as the plant of beginners. On the other hand, if you already know a bonsai lover, a couple of  bonsai accessories for their bonsai tree will definitely be the perfect gift. Below …






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Forms For Ficus Ginseng

Versatile and hardy, the ficus ginseng is a bonsai that can easily be adapted to any bonsai form or style. Understanding the different forms for ficus ginseng will allow you to better plan and sculpt your tree. Overall there are many forms which a bonsai can take and it is up to you as the bonsai tree grower to identify the form which will best suit and thus train the tree in that particular form. Best Forms for Ficus Ginseng Forms for ficus bonsai which I think work best include the multiple trunk form, group plantings and raft forms as …






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Bonsai With Japanese Maples

The Japanese maple variety is perhaps one of my favourite varieties of plant in which to bonsai. Having said that, to bonsai with Japanese maples takes patience as it is a slow growing deciduous plant. It is native of Japan, but also China and Korea and grows well in most climates. Through my experience I have noticed it is quite a robust and hardy tree which is difficult to kill. Over the years I have both grown Japanese maple as a tree in itself from seedlings, but also turned many into bonsai and at this very moment I have two seedlings about 5 …






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Bonsai Podocarpus

One of my favourite non ficus ginseng varieties of bonsai is bonsai podocarpus. Bonsai podocarpus is from the pine variety of trees and has several sub-categories including podocarpus alpinus – a dwarf form, podocarpus macrophylla or Buddhist pine, podocarpus macrophylla Maki, podocarpus nagi or yellowwood which is native of Japan, China and Taiwan and lastly podocarpus nivalis an alpine tree. All varieties have the distinctive dense, green pine needles with some varieties growing as high as 30 metres. With its rich dark green foliage it is in my opinion one of the more beautiful varieties of bonsai which can be survive both indoor and …






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Where I Buy Bonsai Online

To buy bonsai online or not buy bonsai online that is the question, and it can be a tricky exercise if you are unsure of what you are after or what you are trying to achieve. However it does not need to be tricky and can in fact be a great way to get access to a larger array of products than your local nursery. My fail safe system for when I buy bonsai online is: – First decide precisely what plant or variety you are after (Understanding first what you’re after will save a lot of time and effort down the track and can …






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Ilex Bonsai

The ilex bonsai is another great beginner bonsai that’s both resilient and hardy yet beautiful and easy to grow! Other names include ilex crenata and ilex serrata both of which are native of Japan, Korea and Russia. The variety can be classed in the tropical/sub-tropical category and hence loves warmer humid climates. Northern Australia and Southern parts of the U.S are areas where this plant would do quite well. As I’ve mentioned, this plant is terrific for beginners and therefore is similar in ease to look after as the varieties including ficus ginseng and the succulent crassula bonsai. Its typically an indoor …






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Buy Bonsai Online

So you are looking to buy bonsai online, well you have certainly come to the right place. Bonsai are one of the most wonderful plants one can own and they are made even more wonderful by the sheer variety of bonsai available for purchase online. One of my favourite bonsai and what this page is dedicated to is the robust and hardy ficus ginseng or bonsai ginseng variety of bonsai which is so easy to grow, loves indoors and is a delight to own. The picture below is a picture of one such ficus ginseng. Some of my other favourite …






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Caring For Your Ficus Ginseng

One of the great things about ficus ginseng is that its so easy to grow and an easy care bonsai. For that reason alone it’s no surprise that this little plant is booming around the world. Just have a look how many are for sale on eBay or Amazon. With its distinctive roots that are usually exposed and thick trunk below a beautiful canopy of dark green leaves its the perfect indoor plant or indeed outdoor if you live in the right humid tropical conditions.   Ficus Bonsai Care When I say its perfect for indoors, it does need some natural light, so …






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What To Do When You First Purchase Bonsai Ginseng

What To Do When You First Purchase Bonsai Ginseng

The best place to start is to purchase a healthy bonsai plant to begin with and some tips on purchasing bonsai ginseng click here.  But now you have your bonsai we will continue and outline what to do when you first purchase bonsai ginseng. Caring For Your Bonsai after Purchase One of the first things that you will find when you purchase a Bonsai Ginseng or ‘ficus ginseng’ is that often it will have small rocks/pebbles glued to it around the base of the trunk. Secondly, it may be in a pot that is either too small or too large …






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