Congratulations for your very first ficus ginseng! But how you should now proceed?
Here are some of the basic steps that you need to follow:
- Check the base of the trunk of your ficus ginseng: are there any small rocks/pebbles glued to it? If so you should remove them.
- Check the pot of your ficus ginseng: is it large enough or is it too small? Do you think that you may need to replant your tree? If so, then please read this article about transferring your ficus ginseng into another pot.
- Check the humidity of your ficus ginseng: you probably need to water it, so please go ahead and read this article about watering your bonsai tree.
- Make a decision about its location: where you should put it? As this depends on the season of the year you are strongly advised to leave the plant outside during summer and to bring it inside during the autumn when the weather begins to cool down.
- Does it need pruning? Be aware that pruning should take place once your ficus ginseng has started to grow new buds towards the top. Patience is, therefore very important when pruning your tree, as hasty pruning at the beginning could harm your plant instead of helping it to achieve the desired shape.