Gensing Grafted Ficus Bonsai Trees Care Sheet
Gensing Grafted Ficus Bonsai Trees from our wholesale nursery are some of the most favored bonsai trees in the indoor realm. There are approximately 600 known species of Ficus trees, most of which produce flowers that is often confused with a fruit. These trees are fast growers, forgiving to neglect, tolerant to most light conditions, and the offer a display of color throughout the year. This is the perfect bonsai for you if you are a beginner.
As stated above, there are many different species of Ficus trees, but these particular Ginseng Ficus Trees are known for their exposed roots and fat trunks – providing a tropical and even exotic sense to the beautiful tree. These bonsai trees are said to represent strength and beauty with bright green, glossy, oval shaped leaves displayed proudly from the grafted branches. Please be sure you check out our full selection of online bonsai trees for sale after you have read up on the Ginseng Ficus bonsai tree.
Since Ficus species are native to warm, humid environments, you should try to simulate those conditions as closely as possible. They do not like wind or drafts, so be sure to place your bonsai away from a vent or draft inside your house, which would slowly dry up the tree over time. You can keep your tree outside if you prefer, but be sure to move it inside the protection of your home when the temperatures drop below 55 degrees.
Gensing Grafted Ficus Trees will thrive in conditions of strong lighting but will still grow in a low light setting. With that said, we recommend that you do not keep your tree in the direct, afternoon sunlight during the summer as that light can sometimes be a bit too intense for the Ficus and possibly dry out the foliage. Ficus are light loving trees, so make sure that they have much more than a dim light as source of photosynthesis. If you keep your tree inside, we recommend that you move your Ficus outside during the summer to “revive” the tree with the strong sunlight.
Again, Ficus trees are native to warm, humid environments. As such, you need to try to keep your bonsai moderately wet, especially during the summer when the temperatures are high. During the winter, feel free to decrease the amount of watering.
*The great thing about Gensing Grafted Ficus Trees is that they are tolerant of both under watering and over watering, making them ideal if you are a beginner or tend to “forget” about watering. These trees are hardy and typically remain unfazed if neglected.
Here at Nursery Tree Wholesalers, we recommend that you fertilize your bonsai tree every two weeks during the spring and summer. They are known to respond to fertilizer very well, and the result will be beautiful, new growth almost immediately.
Pruning your Ficus is necessary to reduce leaf size and help shape the tree to your own desire. We recommend that you trim the leaves during late summer, as this will help reduce the amount of visible scars in the bark. Since Ficus trees are in the rubber tree family, the branches will bleed a milky latex substance when pruned. DO NOT WORRY – this is normal and will actually help the cuts form a natural seal when the latex dries. You should pruned back two to four leaves at a time once the clusters have grown to ten leaves.
Potential Insects or Pests:
As with any bonsai tree, keeping the trees leaves free from dirt and dust can go a long way in keeping the tree healthy. Prevention is the best medicine! If you do run into pests, they will probably be mites, mealy bugs, or scale. If the leaves become discolored, yellow, sticky, or if you notice small spider webs – that is your best indication of a pest problem! If you do notice anything, spray the tree down with a mixture of 1 quart water and 1 tablespoon dish soap and thoroughly clean.
We recommend that you aim to repot your bonsai every two to three years at the beginning of spring, just before the real season of growing has begun. You should not prune more than 10% of the roots, as that could “shock” your Ficus.
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