Banyan tree Bonsai - Plant

Ficus trees are a common plant in the home and office, mainly due to the fact that they look like a typical tree with a single trunk and a spreading canopy.
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About Banyan tree Bonsai

Ficus is a pan-tropical genus of trees, shrubs and vines occupying a wide variety of ecological niches; most are evergreen, but some deciduous species are endemic to areas outside of the tropics and to higher elevations.

Fig species are characterized by their unique inflorescence and distinctive pollination syndrome, which utilizes wasp species belonging to the Agaonidae family for pollination. The always popular ficus tree is a member of the fig family and perfect for caring for as a houseplant. There are several varieties of this plant that are grown as houseplants.

Among these are the ficus benjamina or weeping fig, the ficus lyrata or fiddle head fig, and the ficus elastica decora or rubber tree. Ficus plants range from large trees to woody shrubs to trailing vines. The ficus comes in many shapes and sizes that make this a popular focal point in your home. Ficus (genus Ficus), a group of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and vines, commonly called figs.

Native primarily to tropical areas of East Asia, they are distributed throughout the worlds tropics. Many are tall forest trees that are buttressed by great spreading roots; others are planted as ornamentals. The always popular ficus tree is a member of the fig family and perfect for caring for as a houseplant. There are several varieties of this plant that are grown as houseplants.

Among these are the ficus benjamina or weeping fig, the ficus lyrata or fiddle head fig, and the ficus elastica decora or rubber tree. The Bodhi tree, under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment, is believed by many to have been a ficus religiosa. The most popular as an indoor tree is the ficus benjamina.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Ficus
Maximum Reachable Height upto 2 feet
Bloom Time The flowers are inconspicuous and the plants are grown mainly for their foliage
Difficulty Level easy to medium

Planting and care

Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue.Losing its leaves is the most common problems with ficus plants. Leaf drop is a ficus trees standard reaction to stress, whether its from any of the following:Under watering or over watering, Low humidity, Too little light, Relocation or repotting, Drafts, Range in temperature (too hot or cold). If your ficus is losing its leaves, go through the checklist of proper ficus tree care and correct anything that you find wrong.

Banyan tree Bonsai care

Sunlight Most ficus trees enjoy bright indirect or filtered light with variegated varieties happily able to take medium light. Bright, direct light may result in scalding of the leaves and leaf loss.
Watering When watering, always check the top of the soil first. If the top of the soil is wet, do not water as this means they have enough moisture. If the top of the soil feels dry to the touch, this indicates that they need water.
Soil Rich, humusy and well-drained soil.
Temperature Ficus trees also cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts. They need to be kept in temperatures above 60 F. (16 C.) and actually prefer temperatures above 70 F. (21 C.).
Fertilizer Feed with slow-release pellets in the beginning of the growing season. Fertilize once a month in the spring and summer and once every two months in the fall and winter.

Banyan tree Bonsai special feature

Most ficus bonsai trees can produce aerial roots in their natural habitat, which are often presented in appealing bonsai creations with many aerial root pillars or root over rock styles. To enable aerial root growth in our homes a humidity of nearly 100% must be achieved artificially.

You can use a glass cover, fish tank or a construction with transparent sheets for this purpose.

The Bodhi tree, under which the Buddha achieved enlightenment, is believed by many to have been a ficus religiosa.

Fig species are characterized by their unique inflorescence and distinctive pollination syndrome, which utilizes wasp species belonging to the Agaonidae family for pollination.

Banyan tree Bonsai uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Ficus trees can maintain their tree-like shape regardless of their size, so this makes them ideal for bonsais or for massive houseplants in large spaces
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

Culinary Use:

  • The common fig (Ficus carica) is cultivated for its pear-shaped, edible fruits, which are really hollow fleshy receptacles (syconia) containing hundreds of male and female flowers

Frequently Asked Questions

How to wire bonsai plants?

You can easily wire to your Bonsai plants Try to wire two branches of similar thickness located near each other with one piece of wire (double-wiring) where possible, and wire the remaining branches separately (single-wiring). Wire all the branches you intend to shape before actually bending them. When wiring an entire tree, work from the trunk to the primary branches and then start wiring the secondary branches. As a rule of thumb, use wire of 1/3 of the thickness of the branch you are wiring. The wire should be thick enough to hold the branch in its new shape.

How to repot bonsai plants?

Re-potting Bonsai plant is very easy, but it requires proper knowledge and skills to repot it. A Bonsai needs to be repotted when the roots circle around the root system. When the roots are still contained in soil then do not repot it. Fast-growing Bonsai plants need to be re-potted every 2 years, while older, more mature plants need to be repotted every 3 to 5 years. Repotting needs to be done during the early spring Often Bonsai are anchored to the pot they are planted in so in that case cut the wire, carefully remove plant from its pot, now check the roots are circling around the inside of the pot. Using a chopstick start removing the old soil, starting on the sides and bottom of the plant, avoid damaging roots in this process. Using scissors, cut away any roots that have grown too long do not prune more than 30% of all roots. The root pruning is important for balancing the growth of your Bonsai. Repot the plant into same pot and assure that cover the drainage holes with mesh.

Do bonsai plants need water?

Yes, Bonsai plant need water, Apply Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

Can bonsai plants live indoors?

Yes, it depends on the type of plants you have selected. There are both indoor and outdoor Bonsai are available.

Are bonsai plants hard to take care of?

No, Bonsai plants are very easy to care when compare to other plants because they requires very less care, just they need regular prunning.

How to make bonsai plants at home?

It is very easy to make Bonsai at home, but you should have the proper skills. for making Bonsai plant at home you, should select the plant which are suitable for Bonsai like they should be hardy in nature and can withstand severe pruning. After selection of plant select the pot with drainage hole which are shallow but not too in depth. Use sand, small pebbles, soil, charcoal etc. as a media. First spread the potting mix as a first layer then keep the plant in the pot and keep the potting mix on surrounding remaining part of the plant, later water it.

How bonsai plants are made?

Bonsai plants are made by certain species of plants that are very hardy and they can withstand of severe pruning and they grow in a shallow pot with proper technique.

What are bonsai plants?

Bonsai plants are a replication of nature, in the form of a miniature tree. The word Bonsai is a Japanese term which, literally translated, means planted in a container.

How to water bonsai plants?

Before water, Bonsai plant Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.

How bonsai plants are kept small?

You can keep your Bonsai plant small by regular pruning and training technique.

When to transplant bonsai plants?

When your Bonsai plant are fully mature and there roots are coming out of the current pot. The best time to transplant your Bonsai plant is the spring(February-March).

Where to keep bonsai plants?

Bonsai plant always keep them at a place where they are getting direct natural bright light for at least 1-3 hours, but it also depends on the species of bonsai plant you are growing.

How to shape bonsai plants?

You can give best shape to your Bonsai plants by using different methods like, by wiring around the branches, by giving regular pruning of branches and roots and by tying with different materials in different direction.

Are bonsai plants lucky?

Yes, Bonsai plants are Japanese term and these are believed to bring good luck and harmony.

How to trim bonsai plants?

You can trim your bonsai plants very easily, Use bonsai clippers to remove any dead branches. Then decide which branches to trim in order to maintain the desired design, and then trim the roots which are extra growing outside of the pot.

How to do bonsai plants?

It is very easy to make Bonsai plants, but you should have the proper skills For making Bonsai plant at home you, should select the plant which are suitable for Bonsai like they should be hardy in nature and can withstand severe pruning. After selection of plant select the pot with a drainage hole which are shallow but not too in-depth. Use sand, small pebbles, soil, charcoal etc. as a media. First spread the potting mix as a first layer then keep the plant in the pot and keep the potting mix on surrounding remaining part of the plant, later water it.

How big do bonsai plants get?

It depends on you, but most of Bonsai plants are less than 1 meter in length and its root do not grow more than 25 centimeters in length. Maximum height of Bonsai is up to 5 meters in height.

How to care bonsai plants?

Bonsai plants are very easy to care Its care depends on the species of plants you have selected,minimum morning sunlight of 1-3 hours a day is ideal and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day and well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich soil. Apply water when the top soil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Practice regular training and pruning in order to maintain proper shape.

Are bonsai trees indoor plants?

It depends on the type of plants you have selected. There are both indoor and outdoor Bonsai are available.

How long do bonsai plants live?

Bonsai plants can live more than 100 years if properly care and managed.

Do bonsai plants need sunlight?

It depends on the species of plants you have selected for Bonsai. But almost every Bonsai plants need minimal natural bright light(1-3 hrs) for normal growth.

What are bonsai plants good for?

Bonsai plants are good for homes or offices is that they help in purifying the air in their surroundings. Also, it symbolizes peace, balance and harmony. It shows the tenacious fight of a tree against elements to create a true miniature replica of what we admire in nature.

Are bonsai plants good feng shui?

Yes, Bonsai plants are good feng shui choice for you if you love it and take good care of it.

Are bonsai indoor plants?

Yes, it depends on the type of plants you have selected. There are both indoor and outdoor Bonsai are available.



Reviews

Monday, 27 January 2020

It s lovely. The plant was carefully packed and seems to be genuine plant. I m happy with my purchase.

Rajan Yadav

Monday, 11 November 2019

What is Botanical name of this plant?

Manik Varshney

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Excellent proctus collection

Karthika Bala
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