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Krohn Conservatory Bonsai #20 - Taiwan Fig

Scientific Name:

  • Ficus retusa


  • Taiwan Fig

This Ficus Retusa is an informal upright style.

The pot is small, rectangle, glazed and blue in color.

Ficus retusa is a species of evergreen woody plant in the fig genus, native to Asia and Australia. It is also known as the Taiwan Ficus, Indian laurel fig, or ginseng Ficus. It has a thick, pot-bellied trunk, glossy green leaves, and aerial roots that can form additional trunks. It is commonly grown as a bonsai tree, due to its ability to adapt to pruning and shaping.

Ficus have been widely cultivated from ancient times for its fruit, also referred to as figs. The fruit of most other species are also edible though they are usually of only local economic importance or eaten as bushfood. However, they are extremely important food resources for wildlife.

Figs are also of considerable cultural importance throughout the tropics, both as objects of worship and for their many practical uses.

Germination Year
2008 (Age: 15 years)
In Training Since
2008 (15 years)
Acquired in
Insect Control

It can be susceptible to scale insects and thrips.  Treat with horticultural oil or malathion.