Is ficus ginseng poisonous?

Ficus Ginseng plants and our pets

We all enjoy our Ficus Ginseng plants, but are we really safe around them? Can we have our dogs or our cats in the same area? Our team at ficusginseng.org was wondering about that, so we did a little research on the internet and this is what we found:

Ficus Ginseng Bonsai plants are poisonous for pets!
Yes… Ficus Ginseng Bonsai plants are poisonous for pets!

According to bonsaiempire.com Ficus Ginseng Bonsai plants are (sadly) poisonous for pets, and they can prove to be especially dangerous if the pets eat the leaves. So, there is only one solution: the trees should be placed out of the pets’ reach!

Costafarms.com is also quite clear about this:

“Caution
If you have latex allergies, wear gloves when handling any ficus plant material This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption!”

We also checked on wikihow.com . They also reconfirmed that Ficus Ginseng Bonsai plants are poisonous for pets!

The verdict: do we need to say more? Just make sure that your lovely pet isn’t around that Ficus Ginseng tree anymore!

Transfer your Ficus Ginseng to a Larger Pot

1. The first thing you need to check is whether your ficus ginseng needs to be replanted or not. You can do this by checking the roots of your tree. If the pot appears to be full of roots and there is little dirt left, it is time to replant your tree in a larger pot.

2. Use a water resistant or waterproof material and place your tree in the centre of it. Make sure that you won’t spill any dirt.

3. Time to separate the ficus ginseng from its original pot. The best way to do this is to lay the pot on its side and tug very carefully at the base of the ficus or the pot itself, in order to separate them.

4. Look after the roots of your ficus ginseng. You need to assess how badly root-bound your tree is, so start by brushing the soil away from the root ball. If you observe that some of the roots have begun to circle around the ball, carefully unwind them by using your fingers and try to separate the roots in the root ball. Finally using a small pair of gardening scissors or pruning shears cut off any dead or rotten roots. Don’t forget to prune any roots which may grow through the drainage hole in the pot!

5. When it comes to selecting a pot for your ficus ginseng tree, make sure that you choose a pot about 5 centimetres (2 inches) wider in diameter than the pot you are replacing. Don’t buy a larger one, as it will almost certainly retain too much water and this could cause the roots to rot. Once you have the new pot, line the bottom with several inches of fresh potting soil

6. Place your ficus ginseng tree in the pot. Ensure that you hold the tree upright with your hands and that the root ball sits 1-3 centimetres (around 1 inch) below the rim of the pot. More soil should be added to the pot if you believe that the ficus tree is too low in comparison with the pot. Finally, fill in the space around the root ball with fresh potting soil.

7. Now it is time to water your ficus tree. Make sure that you water it thoroughly, and then allow at least 30 minutes for it to sit. Finally, empty any excess water from the pot.

8. After this has been done, you may continue with your daily procedure. Place your ficus bonsai tree near a window but not directly facing sunlight, mist it daily, and water it when the soil becomes dry to the touch.

Ficus Ginseng gardening – basic tips

Warm humid environment
A warm humid environment is essential. Your Ficus Ginseng can grow quite well in a cool environment, but remember that a warmer environment will be much more helpful! Note that it is not advisable to expose your tree to direct sunlight. You can also place a dish of water near the plant for more humidity.

Place your Ficus Ginseng in a larger pot!
Always remember that the size of the pot used for growing has a significant effect and determines the speed at which your tree grows.
Your Ficus Ginseng bonsai will grow well for the first few years in its original pot. However, once that time has passed, you should obtain a bigger pot for it. There are two reasons for this: the Ficus Ginseng has a large root system, and this will soon outgrow its small container. In addition, vital nutrients in the soil will have to be replenished. Continue reading “Ficus Ginseng gardening – basic tips”

How to Grow and take care for Outdoor Bonsai Trees

Author: Kathleen Lori

Growing bonsai trees are a reproduction of basically a natural tree but only miniature. Thus it requires basic bonsai tree care in order for it to grow properly since they are absolutely dependent on you for their proper care.

Whether you choose to buy bonsai trees or grow them from seeds which will make you wait for an awfully long time before you see the actual result, you will need the fundamental knowledge of bonsai tree care in order for you to have success in this form of art – growing bonsai tree. Continue reading “How to Grow and take care for Outdoor Bonsai Trees”

Ginseng Ficus Bonsai Care

Author: GregHal

This ficus has thick trunks and strong roots that make it one of the hardiest plants to bonsai. If you are interested in the bonsai hobby, I would strongly recommend starting with this tree.

Although the ginseng ficus bonsai can be brought outdoors for some fresh air from time to time, it is not necessary. The ginseng ficus should be kept indoors all year round where it gets indirect sunlight. If you set your bonsai in direct sunlight, the intense lighting will burn the leaves. The temperature where you are keeping your ficus should never fall below 65 degrees since it likes to be in warm climate. Continue reading “Ginseng Ficus Bonsai Care”