Gift Plants

Ficus Bonsai

The "Ficus Bonsai"genus belongs to the family of mulberry plants (Moraceae) and is the most popular indoor tree species for beginners at Bonsai.

This variety grows naturally in Southwest Asia but is now commonly found in plant lover homes across Europe and the US. 

Bonsai's need more care than the average house plant and therefore make an excellent gift to green-fingered or plant-experienced friends. 

Care instructions: 

  • Likes bright light but not intense sunlight.
  • Make sure the roots are kept moist
  • Water generously once top inches of soil becomes dry
  • Daily misting is advised to keep humidity levels high. 
  • Can endure low humidity due to their thick, waxy leaves, but they prefer higher humidity and need extremely high humidity to develop aerial roots.
  • Keep away from environments that experience a sharp drop in temperature
  • Trim any unruly shoots regularly.

Care Level Rating: Medium- Difficult

Notes: These varieties can be placed outdoors during the summer.