GINSENG FICUS PREBONSAI 18-20YRS OLD
TRUNK 6 INCHES ACROSS
Height: 8 inches
Waer: 2-3x a week
Location: Indoors and near window
About the tree: Opens its leaves in the morning and closes at night; Very tropcial tree that likes to be watered
FLOWERS: YES YELLOW
The rain tree is a hardwood legume that goes by the Latin name Pithecellobium tortum. Like most of its relatives this tree has compound leaves, hard wood and is very spiny. Easy indoor care makes this interesting rainforest tree a great bonsai for beginners.
This Bonsai will tolerate temperatures in the upper 30 degree range, but not for a long time and should be brought indoors for the winter. This tree is very adaptable to indoor conditions which are a bonus for bonsai owners living in cooler climates.
Although it grows in full sun OR SHADE in its natural habitat,
You will need to keep this bonsai specimen evenly moist and ensure that it does not get too dry. Provide humidity with a humidity tray filled with pebbles and take care to ensure that you do not overwater in your attempts to provide enough moisture.
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Air layering is said to be the best option when propagation is desired. To air layer, cut a small strip of bark away from the desired branch. Wrap the cut area with a small bag filled with moist sphagnum and peat- keep uniformly moist and wait about 6-12 weeks, at which time roots should begin to grow. Take the cutting once it has enough roots to live on its own in a new pot cutting just below the root ball and transplant into a container. Keep the peat/sphagnum mix around the roots when potting and enjoy your new bonsai.
If growing and caring for a bonsai tree seems too difficult, consider diving into the miniature tree world with a ginseng ficus. It’s unique looking, with aerial roots, and is considered to be very forgiving for beginners. Growing ginseng ficus as a bonsai tree is a great idea for a hobby for yourself or as a gift for a fellow gardener. Ginseng Ficus as a Bonsai
Ginseng ficus (Ficus retusa) is one variety of this large group of fig trees. Native to Southeast Asia, the ginseng ficus is also called banyan fig, Taiwan ficus, and laurel fig. It is most striking in appearance because it grows thick roots that stay exposed above the surface of the ground. As a bonsai, the effect is of a small tree standing on legs.
The tree grows oval shaped, dark green leaves. The trunk of the ginseng ficus is thick and bulbous, reddish gray and has tiger-like stripes. The leaves grow densely, giving you a thick canopy. The best part of growing ginseng ficus as a bonsai tree is that it requires little maintenance. How to Grow a Ficus Ginseng Bonsai
Ginseng ficus bonsai care is simple and minimal, making this a perfect choice for anyone who is new to bonsai. First, find a good place for your tree. Ginseng ficus naturally grows in warm, moist climates. Place it somewhere that won’t get too cold and out of any drafts that could suck moisture from its leaves. And make sure it will get a lot of indirect light and avoid a spot with direct, bright light.
Your little ginseng ficus will grow well indoors with warmth and light, but it also appreciates trips outside. Set it outdoors in the summer months in a spot that is bright with indirect sunlight, unless you live in an arid climate, in which case the air will be too dry.
Read more at Gardening Know How: Ginseng Ficus Pruning: How To Grow A Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Tree https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ficus/how-to-grow-a-ficus-ginseng-bonsai-tree.htm