Please help me ID my bonsai

Ollie756

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My fiancé just got me this bonsai as a gift and I'd really love to properly take care of it, but have no idea what species it is. The care instruction only says bonsai lol...please help!IMG_20200120_002911__01.jpgIMG_20200120_003009.jpgIMG_20200120_002930.jpg
 

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My fiancé just got me this bonsai as a gift and I'd really love to properly take care of it, but have no idea what species it is. The care instruction only says bonsai lol...please help!View attachment 279698View attachment 279697View attachment 279696
It is called a ginseng ficus. Those rocks on the top of the pot are likely glued in place- get those suckers off of there with a screwdriver or knife or whatever, pronto! They prevent you from being able to tell how moist your soil is. Also check if that pot has drainage holes in the bottom(I doubt it does). If not, find a way to make some or at least transplant your tree into a similar sized pot with drainage. Keep it in a brightly lit spot away from drafts and dont let it dry out, but don't keep it too soggy either!! We can get to styling later😉

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Ollie756

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It is called a ginseng ficus. Those rocks on the top of the pot are likely glued in place- get those suckers off of there with a screwdriver or knife or whatever, pronto! They prevent you from being able to tell how moist your soil is. Also check if that pot has drainage holes in the bottom(I doubt it does). If not, find a way to make some or at least transplant your tree into a similar sized pot with drainage. Keep it in a brightly lit spot away from drafts and dont let it dry out, but don't keep it too soggy either!! We can get to styling later😉

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Thank you so much! And I just took the rocks off 😅 I read about it online and immediately was like NOOO lol! And it has one drainage hole, kinda small though. Thanks again and for the advice!IMG_20200120_012454.jpg
 

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South-facing window if you can. It should take a few inches in height in 2020, if not more.
 
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