Ficus ginseng, also known as Ficus microcarpa, is a highly attractive house plant here in the UK. The tern 'ginseng' is Chinese for 'root'. This particular plant has been trained in a bonsai style and this has been trained into an 'S' shape.
The resulting architectural feature will look great in both home and office.
This Ficus is known for its twisted, thick stem.
The leaves are glossy and compact.
When changing environments, Ficus can often suffer from leaf-drop. However this should correct itself in time.
Keep away from direct sunlight, but provide some natural light.
Water regularly but do not allow this Ficus to stand in water. It also appreciates a regular leaf-spray of fine water.
The trunk is very gnarly and makes a fabulous focal point for any room.