Maintaining A Ginseng Bonsai - My Effortless Suggestions
The Bonsai Ginseng is an excellent beginner bonsai for all ages given its hardy nature and ability to bounce back if it has been disregarded.
Other names for this plant include Ficus ginseng and ginseng bonsai, no matter its name this is a wonderful plant as it's suitable for both indoor and outside conditions (excluding extraordinary temperatures).
You may generally discover that when you get a Bonsai Ginseng plant it has pebbles or little rocks pasted to it around the base of the trunk. The reason for this is somewhat baffling and possibly has something to do with department stores like Wal Mart dressing up them to look fairly and hence drive sales.
Fairly often these plants come in a average looking pot (not a bonsai pot) too small to allow it to really grow and flourish, which will be what you as an owner will need.
Step one adhering to a Bonsai Ginseng purchase ought to be to eliminate the pebbles and if possible re-pot the plant into a slightly bigger and better quality pot as a way to enable better drainage and room for the plants roots system to grow and take hold. The power of which further down the trail, better trunk and root system and will be a more healthy, more dense foliage.
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It is very important to offer the plant a superb soak by watering from above, and do this. This will definitely remove and salts from your soil and in a way will cleanse the plant.
Something I have learnt over time and through trial and error is the fact that Bonsai Ginseng like to be left outside during summer and brought indoors during autumn prior to the cooler months of winter. The reason being that the Ficus ginseng plant is of a tropical tradition where residence is in warmer parts of the world like Taiwan. Obviously, keeping the plant indoor or outdoors depends on where you live as well as the temperatures that are typical in your neighborhood so it could possibly be worthwhile talking with your local nursery to get specifics for your own climate.
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Finally, pruning is something which will be tempting for most bonsai owner's that are new but it's important never to jump the gun particularly after having followed the steps above. Letting the plant to actually take root and hold systems to grow is before pruning your Bonsai Ginseng important. You do your research and can start pruning, but remember steady wins the race, once new buds start to form to the top of the plant!
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