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Ficus retusa - Ginseng Ficus
If you are looking to get into the art of bonsai, the Ginseng Ficus is a great starter plant for first timers or new comers to the world of bonsai growing. It requires minimal care compared to other bonsai. Their unique "trunks" come in a variety of shapes and poses making this a fun centerpiece to your collection.
- Light: Direct Sunlight – This plant loves direct sunlight so place it by an window that gets direct, natural light for a least a portion of the day.
- Water: Thirsty – This plant can only go 1 to 2 weeks without water so check weekly and water when the top two inches of soil dry out.
- Tips: Like many houseplants, it would rather be too dry than too wet so if you are unsure about whether it needs water, wait a day or two and check again.