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Ficus Ginseng Care

Ficus retusa, commonly referred to as ficus ginseng or ginseng ficus, is a very forgiving and easy beginner bonsai. Growing it as a bonsai means you will prune the tree to maintain a specific size and shape. It also means you will do different things with fertilizer and repotting that you don't do with most other houseplants. You will have to consult bonsai specific resources to learn more. There is entirely too much information to cover in this slideshow. If you don't want to grow your Ficus retusa as a bonsai, you can let it rage and grow it as you would other houseplants.

Gardener's Path has a great introduction to bonsai including how bonsai are made, styles, and growing and pruning basics.

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