How to stimulate the growth of new leaves on your ficus ginseng

The Ficus Ginsengknown for its striking aerial roots, is a very elegant and original looking plant, similar to a small bonsai. However, sometimes, it can show a decrease in the growth of new leaves. In this article we will talk about some ways to stimulate leaf growth on your ficus ginseng and revitalize its appearance.

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How to stimulate new leaf growth on your ficus ginseng?

  • Provide the right amount of light: Ficus ginseng needs a sufficient amount of light for its growth and development. Place your plant in a bright location where it receives moderate indirect light. Avoid direct sun exposure, as it can cause leaf burn. Be sure to rotate the plant from time to time so that all parts receive even illumination.
  • Maintain optimum temperature: Ficus ginseng prefers warm, stable temperatures. Avoid sudden temperature changes and protect the plant from strong drafts of cold air. A temperature range between 20 °C and 25 °C would be ideal for healthy growth, although there is some margin.
  • Regulate watering appropriately: Overwatering or underwatering can affect the growth of new leaves on your ficus ginseng. Make sure the substrate dries out slightly between waterings, avoiding both waterlogging and extreme dryness. When watering, be sure to saturate the entire substrate and allow excess water to drain completely.
  • Provide adequate humidity: Ficus ginseng prefers moderate relative humidity. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier. You can also spray water on the leaves on a regular basis to mimic the humidity conditions the plant encounters in its natural environment.
  • Perform selective pruning: Selective pruning can help promote new leaf growth on your ficus ginseng. Cut back dead or damaged branches and foliage to encourage growth in healthier areas of the plant. Be sure to use clean, sharp pruning tools to avoid infection.

In addition, good nutrition of your Ficus Ginseng will also have an effect on the growth of its leaves. In our Plant Carecollection, you will find various products to care for your plant, such as our fertilizer Plant Food.

By following these tips you will be able to boost the growth of new leaves on your ficus and keep it beautiful and elegant!