I have doubts about the Ginseng plant because it is a kind of root. So I have decided to ask you the question: can the earthworms eat the roots of the Ginseng plants?
It is safe for them to eat and can be added to their bin if you are vermicomposting. Additionally, The worms will not hurt the roots at all. Worms eat dead material and are great for aerating soil and adding nutrients.
I have a ficus ginseng I rescued from a friend. I re-potted the plant and did its first watering with rain water. It took about a week for the top 2-3 inches of soil to dry, and I am at my second watering on Sunday, but the top of the soil is still wet. I only watered until water drained from the bottom. The temp here has dropped from high 80's to mid 60's and the plant is indoors. How do I know if the soil is not draining or drying fast enough? Is a week too long for the soil to dry out? Thank you.
The roots system is extensive and they are holding a lot of water in those thick roots.
It may take a week or even longer for the plant to need moisture between watering.
Don't worry about a schedule, just check the soil as you indicate and only then add water.
Your plant looks healthy and happy.
Hello - I have a ginseng grafted ficus and need help understanding how to water it properly. Size: The canopy is 18 inches tall and 9 inches diameter Pot size: 5 inches tall and 7 inches diameter Climate: Indoor room temperature (72 degrees F) Lighting: It sits directly next to a window facing east so it gets good morning sunlight and moderate sunlight the rest of the day. I live in North Carolina. Soil mixture: unknown. I bought it from Costco and the plant manufacturer is Costa Farms. Fertilizing: I haven't fertilized it yet but I plan to do so going forward once every two weeks in the summer and once a month in the winter. I know I have to water it when the soil gets slightly dry. However, I have moss sitting on top of the soil that is confidently in tact so I can't really stick my finger in the soil to know if it is dry. I have only been going off visuals to see when the plant needs watered. I have been watering it religiously once a week for the past 2 months and seems to be doing fine. Can you please give any advice on how to water my plant given the information above?
Keep your ginseng ficus soil moist but well-drained. It should not sit in water or in saturated soil. Here is more on care:
I have a hinges good tree at home where all the leaves have now dried out and fallen off. How can I help revive the plant so tree leaves will regrow?
First, you will want to conduct a scratch test to be sure that plant is still alive!
They can be a bit sensitive, so keeping them constant will be necessary:
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Give me some recommendations for buying Ginseng seed.
I'm sorry. I cannot recommend a place to purchase. I would check your local garden centers, or online for reputable seed shops.
I can offer information on the plant, however.