Ficus microcarpa ‘Ginseng,’ commonly known as the Ginseng Ficus or Chinese Banyan. The star of the show is the exposed root system, gnarled and twisted like an ancient bonsai. These aerial roots, aptly named “ginseng” after the Chinese word for root, are the crown jewels of the Ficus macrocarpa ‘Ginseng’. It stores water, allowing the plant to withstand short periods of drought. Balanced atop the root masterpiece sits a lush canopy of glossy, deep green leaves. They are arranged alternately along the branches and give the plant a lush, vibrant appearance. The leaves are relatively small compared to other Ficus species, adding to the plant’s compact and neat look.
Ficus microcarpa ‘Ginseng’ is a resilient indoor plant that adds a touch of elegance to any space. Its unique trunk and lush foliage make it a favourite choice for both beginners and experienced plant enthusiasts.