Pot size in cm: 9
Height in cm (approx): 20-25 (including pot)
This Ficus is called Ficus Ginseng, after the irregular rootstock that looks like ginseng, or ginger root. This characteristic rootstock is grafted with shoots of Ficus Microcarpa, a lovely small dark-green, leafy, compact-growing Ficus variety. In the Asian view on plants and their surroundings, Ficus Ginseng has a strong association with health, like the Ginseng root itself does.
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight. Place it somewhere that won’t get cold and out of any drafts.
Soil: Ficus trees do well in a soil mix that is sixty percent aggregate and forty percent organic matter.
Watering: Because of the small planting container, the substrate dries out quickly, but should be kept moderately moist. The right time for watering is when the substrate has dried on the surface.
Fertilizer: Due to the growth and the small amount of substrate, care should be taken to ensure a good supply of nutrients, especially in the period from March to September. During this time, a fertilizer should be used once a week or every two weeks.
Humidity: Bonsai loves it when air moisture is high, mist the leaves often with soft water
A Ficus Retusa can easily be trimmed: let your imagination run free and allow the plant to grow as you wish.