By: Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)
With varying rules and regulations in the United Statesregarding the growingand harvest of ginseng, it is easy to see why this is such avaluable crop. Having both plant and root age restrictions for harvest, growinga marketable crop of ginseng takes several years and ample amounts of patience.Such an investment in time and money may obviously cause growers to begin towonder if ginseng plants are worth the investment. However, with a littleknowledge, ginseng can be a unique and interesting way to occupy unused gardenspace.
With very specific growing habitats, those wishing to growtheir own ginseng must provide ideal conditions to harvest marketable roots.This may lead growers to begin thinking about ways in which they are able tobest maximize their crop yields. The establishment of consistent watering andfertilization routines are important to the needs of growing ginseng plants.
How to Feed Ginseng Plants
When it comes to fertilizing ginseng plants, there areseveral options. These options depend greatly upon the grower’s needs. Thegeneral belief is that when growing ginseng, fertilizer should be avoided. Wildsimulated ginseng has been proven to be a much more valuable crop.
The process of feeding ginseng plants will be apparent inroot growth and, thus, decrease the value of the root. It is for this reasonthat many growers choose locations that allow nature to nurture the ginsengplants.
For those who do choose to fertilize ginseng plants,research suggests that the plants benefit from fertilization routines similarto those applied to other edible root crops. More organic forms offertilization include the use of leaves and sawdust, which is applied throughoutthe winter months when the ginseng plants are dormant.
When choosing to fertilize ginseng plants, growers shoulduse caution. Excessive fertilization or application of nitrogen may cause theginseng plants to become weakened and become more susceptible to disease.
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Bonsai Ficus ginseng s shape
A Ficus Ginseng (also called Ficus Microcarpa) has whimsical branched air roots with sturdy, oval and shiny leaves. The robust bonsai gives you a relaxed feeling and looks different from every angle. So give it the attention it deserves .
The history of your Ficus Ginseng
Originally the Ficus Ginseng comes from Asia and really feels at home there. The roots of the houseplant are still grown in China and Malaysia, where they grow for around 15 years. They are then imported by growers and grown as bonsai. By the time the Ficus Ginseng is in your living room or office, it has already had a lifetime.
With proper care, Ficus microcarpa Ginseng can be kept for years.
Place this houseplant in a sunny location. Possibly in the summer on half shade.
The plant requires a moderate amount of water, more in the summer than in the winter.
Never leave water in the bowl or dish, because the plant does not like wet feet.
Feed regularly. The Ficus can also go outside in the summer, preferably in the shade.
It is also possible in the living room, but then you must keep the root ball slightly moist.
Just like a Bonsai, this plant can be further shaped.
Runners that can disfigure the shape of the Ficus can be trimmed without any problems, so that the decorative wood remains clearly visible.
A Ficus Ginseng should not be missing from your collection of pot plants.
Conditions for Growing Ginseng
Ginseng is a medicinal plant known for thousands of years in Asia, it is cultivated for its roots that is consumed fresh or dried. This herbaceous perennial can be grown in the garden, if one is patient and respectful of some rules.
Ginseng Panax belongs to the family of Araliaceae. It is native to North America and East Asia, where it grows in the canopy of tall trees. Ginseng is often called “root of life” because of its many therapeutic properties.
It is a perennial with dark green leaves, smooth and thick, with toothed edges. After about 4 years of growing, ginseng blooms in spring and in late summer, forming small white flowers in umbels. Ginseng fruits are in the form of bright red berries, following the flowers.
Growing ginseng is a slow and long process. They do reach maturity at the end of 4 to 6 years. Ginseng is cultivated in temperate regions because it is not too fragile and adapts to both frost and mild drought conditions.
Losing all its leaves in autumn, it becomes dormant in the winter until spring. It is an outdoor plant that likes to grow closely to trees or wall. It is usually grown on the ground but you can also grow it in the pots.
Watering Ficus ginseng
Ficus ginseng doesn’t require abundant watering, and it mustn’t come too often, either…
- Water the ficus only when the surface of the soil is really dry.
- In summer, it is often necessary to water a bit more, especially if outdoors.
- Ficus ginseng doesn’t like standing water. Empty the saucer after having watered.
Your ficus ginseng will appreciate having its leaves cleaned often with a rag or a moist paper towel.
Ficus ginseng loves it when air moisture is high.
- You can mist the leaves often with soft water, especially in winter.
- You might also rest the pot on a tray of clay pebbles that can be filled with water, without having the pot touch the water itself.
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