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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31238

Good evening all.
I'm intrigued as to how these plants are grafted.
I believe they have been mass produced to fool newbies like myself.
Fortunately, I only paid £5 each for my 5 plants.
Could I cut the grafted part at the top off of the root stock and try to see what grows afterwards?

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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31239

You could Ayr layer the top and have 5 young ficus cuttings
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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31242

Ginseng have large leaves and will not make good bonsai.
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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31243

I recommend you to see this video it helped me from Teutis Jan Klein a bonsai creator that i recently discovery on Bonsai empire youtube channel
Hope i could help
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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31247

ykbonsai wrote: I recommend you to see this video it helped me from Teutis Jan Klein a bonsai creator that i recently discovery on Bonsai empire youtube channel
Hope i could help

Oh ykbonsai...
Ginger knows this but was asking about taking the ficus off of the ginseng.
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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31250

Information is never to much... sorry if i wasn´t consistent in my answer
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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31252

That's a good plan! So...shall I remove the ficus completely, split into 5 cuttings and plant?
What will the ginseng do, grow new branches etc?
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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31259

Hopefully the ginseng will die !!!! We hate them lol just kidding but it probably will die if you leave no leaves for it , I don't think it can back bud beyond the point of the graft but I'm not sure
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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31264

Will not work.

Ginseng is the root of Benjamina. It does not represent tree trunk and very much lacks nebari. I personally own three of these and still puzzled what are my options to make it little closer to bonsai. So far, nothing. At least, I picked up ones with Ginseng root that could look a bit like trunk but yours, from what I see are total off. Dont waste time here, you better pick up something that can get into bonsai. I personally now look for Religiosa but have to figure how to obtain one as they dont sell this in my country.
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Ficus Ginseng 10 months 2 weeks ago #31267

I'm advising him to keep the top not the bottom :)
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