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 Ginseng – What is it?

Bonsai Ginseng or Ginseng Bonsai is the term given to describe a type of bonsai which uses the ficus ginseng or banyan fig plant also known with the horticultural name of ‘ficus retusa’. This particular variety is known for its bulbous roots and thick trunk accentuated by its beautiful green foliage. Bonsai Ginseng History The plant is native to Taiwan and Malaysia but is now produced and loved by gardeners and enthusiasts all over the world.One of the oldest living specimens of Ginseng Bonsai is close to 250 years old and is located in south-west Taiwan in the city of Tainan. The …




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Tips For A Thriving Ficus Ginseng

With this blog and a heap of research I have compiled what I hope will give you every chance to have a healthy and  thriving ginseng ficus. There are a number of aspects to consider in caring for a ficus ginseng but  we here cover the basics. Bonsai Ginseng Health Tips 1. Ventilation To begin with, it’s important to understand that a healthy ficus ginseng is a result of a combination of ventilation, good air flow and a decent amount of natural light. 2. Water Of course water is also important but the bonsai ginseng variety is as we all know a very hardy …




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