Did you know that Ginseng Ficus is the result of some clever manipulation of biology? To create a Ginseng, a Ficus microcarpa is routinely trimmed back to encourage a bulbous root growth and then a young sapling top is grafted to the engorged base to get this classic style!
Although we don't know for sure which species was the first to undergo the process of Bonsai we do know that the Ginsing Ficus is said to be the first species used!
Ficus microcarpa a has been, and still is a very popular choice! It’s stem grows thick very quickly, making it a very rewarding Bonsai specimen.