Ficus Ginseng


These unusual quirky houseplants are the perfect easy to care for plants that add style and interest.


Look no further than these super cool Ficus Ginsengs for an easy, eye-pleasing houseplant that lasts and lasts! If you are new to plants these really are a must to teach you to love green in your home.

Ficus Ginseng, with his robust, aerial growing roots and super shiny leaves, is the perfect little tree in a pot. These guys are also pretty old by the time they come to your home, usually around 15 years in fact from starting their life in China or Malaysia.

Our Ficus Ginseng is sent to you in our grey textured ceramic pot, and what we love about this plant is that they look different from every angle thanks to their root pattern and leaf structure.

The Little Botanical’s Fathers Day guide features the Ficus Ginseng plant.

Additional information


Needs regular TLC

Suitable for:

Light spaces

Estimated Plant Height (CM):

Medium plants (up to 40cm)

Internal Pot Diameter (CM):


Pot Height (CM):



Grey pot

Plant Care

Water when the soil feels like it is starting to dry. Check every week or two. Ensure your Ficus Ginseng has lots of daylight.

5 reviews for Ficus Ginseng

  1. 1 out of 5


    Disappointing. A lot of the leaves gave fallen off. I’ve removed it from the ceramic pot so any excess water can drain properly.

    • Team TLB

      We are sorry to hear you are disappointed. Ficus Ginseng do like to be kept quite dry and leaves will drop if the plant is very wet or is sitting in water. You are doing the right thing to remove it from the ceramic pot until it dries out. We recommend infrequent watering – every 2-3 weeks and pop in a bright spot to keep it healthy. Good luck!

  2. 1 out of 5

    Helen robson

    Gutted I think I’ve killed it!

    • Team TLB

      Thank you for your review, we are so sorry to hear this lovely plant hasn’t been successful for you this time.
      Ficus Ginseng do like to be kept quite dry and leaves will drop if the plant is very wet or is sitting in water.
      It may be that you have loved and cared for your Ficus a little too much and it could have been over watered. Water when the soil feels like it is starting to dry- check every week or two. Whilst this plant is easy care it does require a little more attention. If you think the plant has been over watered, allow the plant to dry out a little as this may start to flourish once dried out.
      If you like to water your plants regularly we would suggest one of our ferns as they are much thirstier plants, maybe take a look at our Boston Fern?

  3. 1 out of 5

    Jenny Hammond (verified owner)

    So many Leaves dropping off and I haven’t even watered it yet! Have only had it 2 weeks!

    • Team TLB

      Hi Jenny, we are sorry to read this. Ficus Ginseng most commonly lose leaves when they have been either over watered or under watered. We suggest feeling the soil and if it’s damp or sitting in water, let the plant dry out before giving it a little drink. If you’d like to send a photo to we’d be very happy to help further. Thanks, Team TLB

  4. 5 out of 5

    Shaunna (verified owner)

    I have had my ficus ginseng since July 2019 and it was slowly dying on me, I have a picture I took of it in November and it hardly had any leaves left on it, I knew I drastically needed to change something. I moved it around the house a bit and then found the perfect spot on my bedroom windowsill, quite a bright spot, and because it’s away from my other plants it also get neglected a bit more with the watering and I think this is also been good for it. It’s doing well, hasn’t lost any leaves since moving to that sunny spot and is growing new leaves regularly. Those that have rated it negatively probably need to just move it to a different location and water less. It’s a beautiful and really low maintenance which is great.

  5. 5 out of 5


    I’ve had this plant over six months now and it is still doing well, which is pretty amazing for me! I’ve put it in a place that’s really bright but not in direct sun and given it a little water once a week. It seems happy with that and has sprouted new leaves. I’m very happy with it.

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