The tree is also known as a potbelly fig as well as Taiwan ficus or Indian laurel fig. Ficus trees grow very quickly and make excellent indoor plants. This is a tropical tree, so it needs to be indoors where temperatures are 60 to 75 Fahrenheit. The tree needs plenty of bright light but it should be indirect. Avoid the southern exposure where the sun may burn leaves. Outdoors, the tree requires sun to shady conditions. ficus ginseng is often recommended for beginning bonsai growers. This is because it is such an easy tree to grow.