Bonsai is closely resembling circumstances in nature. These styles are open to personal interpretation and creativity of nature.
What makes it special:
- A Bonsai tree is a replication of nature.
- Enhance the aesthetic appeal.
- A tree which is planted in a shallow container.
- Best for both indoor and outdoor.
Ficus is one of the most popular trees for Bonsai. It is an excellent tree for beginners and pros alike. The tree grows oval-shaped, dark green leaves. The trunk of the ficus is thick and bulbous, reddish-gray and has tiger-like stripes. The leaves grow densely, giving you a thick canopy.
Idea location for this bonsai is the sunny window sill, terrace, balcony, patio, outdoor garden, etc.
||12 inch (30 cm)
||12 inch (30 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Fig, Chinese Banyan
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
SunlightThe ficus should be positioned outside or near window in a sunny or semi-shaded place. Keep the plant indoor or outdoor with 3 to 5 hours of sunlight. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season feed the organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Re-pottingRepot the bonsai every two in spring seaon. It tolerate root pruning well.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
Prunning:Trim the new shoots leaving one or two pairs of leaves. If the canopy becomes very dense the leaves should be thinned out in order to let light get in, prevent the inner twigs from dying and encourage back-budding.Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsDo not over-water the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
Ficus microcarpa Bonsai care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Keep the plant in Natural indirect /Artificial bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||2 to 4 house of direct sunlight
||Well-drained and coarse potting soil
||25 to 35 degree C
Ficus microcarpa Bonsai special feature
Realistic representation of nature in the miniature form.
Ficus microcarpa Bonsai uses
- Bonsai use to create natural beauty in a small space