July 2015: the Ficus Ginseng is Houseplant of the month

July 2015: the Ficus Ginseng is Houseplant of the month
July 2015: the Ficus Ginseng is Houseplant of the month

The name Ficus is Latin for fig. The Ficus grows in (sub) tropical areas of Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. The Ficus Ginseng is unique in the Ficus range. The plant is recognised by its green leaves with a blunt leaf tip.  The plants are often sold as bonsai.

The Ficus Ginseng likes a light position out of the full sun. The lighter the position, the more water it will need, so give it regular water and don’t let the root ball dry out. The plant can even stand outside for a while in the summer, as long as the temperature doesn’t drop below 12-15 degrees Celsius. Give it less water in the winter and not at all between 12-15 degrees Celsius. The consumer can remove yellow, brown or damaged leaves and can prune the plant in the darker months, to keep the Ficus in shape. The roots don’t need to be pruned.

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