Ginseng Ficus cuttings

Kevster

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I made about a dozen cuttings off of a Ginseng Ficus I got gifted and they have taken great root in only a couple weeks. Will the roots from the cuttings ever get that big "Ginseng" root look like the mother tree or will they grow a normal trunk and root system? I think I remember reading somewhere that they will not get that bulge like root but for the life of me I can't find it nor do I remember where I saw it.
 

Redwood Ryan

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If I believe correctly the ficus is grafted onto those ugly roots, so the cuttings taken will not grow the fugly roots.
 

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I have a cutting that blew up like the parent, looking at layering it for at least a temp fix.
 

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Unless I'm mighty much mistaken on the point, "ginseng" is a genetic variant of Ficus microcarpa. If that's so, the cuttings are actually clones of the parent, and will show the same characteristics sooner or later.
 
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with alot of ginseng ficus, the plant has been raised to expose the roots as part of the plant
 

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Reviving old thread. So if I am careful to trim the root and keep it underground I will not have the fugly big root eventually mess up the bonsai?
 
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