The Ficus bonsai
This tree has a lots of sorts and varietes. There are about 1000 - 2000 known species of the ficus tree around the world. We will publish a detailed article on this bonsai soon.
Light: It is recommended to keep it at bright and shiny places. Avoid direct midday sun using drapery or other protection. During summer, it is very good to put them outside once the temperature has exceeded 15°C.
Temperature and exposure
Keep at 15°C and higher temperatures.
Pruning and forming
You can form it with wire. However, use wire for short periods only. Let them grow continuously during the first year. Start forming ficus during the second year of it's age. Prune new sprouts and divide one into two smaller.
Soil and replanting
Planting a tree into the bonsai pot should be done when it becomes at least three years old; You should consider replanting each two years. Use soil which consists of three parts of argillaceous rock, 5 parts of peat, and 2 parts of sand or granulate clay.
Watering and fertilization
The soil must be soft-dampy and should not dry up. Fertilize every week from Spring to Autumn. During the Winter periods, fertilize each 2 or 4 weeks depending on conditions and requirements.
By cutting at any time. Or by seeds.
Is suitable for all styles types and can grow in various sizes. Bear in mind that trees with small leafs should grow smaller.
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