Fig/Ficus Bonsai Tree Care

There is varying info about the number of existing ficus species, there might be in between 800 and 2000. Some figs or ficus tree can end up being really big trees with a crown circumference of more than 300 m (1000 ft).

Common for all fig bonsai tree species is their milky latex sap, which will certainly leakage from cuts or injuries. The tropical figs are evergreen trees, little shrubs or even climbing up plants.

The fruit can be yellow, green, purple-blue or red and are in between a couple of millimeters to numerous centimeters, like the edible fruit of Ficus carica.

The majority of ficus bonsai trees can produce aerial roots in their natural environment, which are typically provided in appealing bonsai developments with numerous aerial root pillars or root over rock designs. To make it possible for aerial root development in our houses a humidity of almost 100 % should be accomplished synthetically. You can make use of a glass cover, aquarium or a building with transparent sheets for this function.

When they reach the soil they establish into strong pillar-like trunks, aerial roots grow down vertically from the branches and. In tropical environments a single tree can end up being a forest-like structure and cover a huge stretch.

The leaves of many bonsai ficus species have unique pointed suggestions from which the rainwater leaks off. The leaves can be of really various sizes, in between 2 and 50 cm long (1-- 20 inches).

The trunks have a smooth grey bark. There are a couple of species or ranges nevertheless with unique bark patterns, like the ficus microcarpa "Tigerbark".

Ficus Ginseng Bonsai plants are toxic for animals, it can be particularly unsafe if they consume the leaves. The trees must be positioned from the animals' reach.

Some figs can end up being really huge trees with a crown circumference of more than 300 m (1000 ft).
Ficus Bonsai Tree Care


Ficus Bonsai Tree Care


Position: The ficus bonsai tree is an indoor bonsai which can not withstand frost. It can be kept outside in summertime, if temperature levels are above 15 degrees C (59F) and it requires lots of light-- complete sun is perfect, in the residence as well as outdoors if the tree is exposed to the ultraviolet radiation progressively or if it is defoliated prior to putting the tree exterior.

Watering: The Ficus needs to be watered generally, which indicates it needs to be provided water kindly whenever the soil gets somewhat dry. The Bonsai Ficus Tree can endure periodic over- or underwatering. The warmer the position of the fig throughout winter season the more water it requires.

Fertilizing: Fertilize weekly or every 2 weeks throughout summertime, every 2 to 4 weeks throughout winter season (if the development does not stop). Liquid fertilizer can be utilized along with natural fertilizer pellets.

Pruning: Leaf pruning can be made use of to decrease leaf size, as some ficus bonsai species typically grow big leaves. If a substantial thickening of the trunk is preferred, the ficus can be left to grow easily for one or 2 years. The strong cuts that are essential later on do not impact the ficus' health and brand-new shoots will certainly grow from old wood.

Wiring: Wiring of thin to medium-strong ficus branches is simple as they are extremely versatile. The wires need to be examined routinely however, as they cut into the bark extremely rapidly. Since those can be left on the tree for a much longer duration, strong branches must be formed with guy-wires.

Training methods: Ficus has the capability to fuse plant parts which touch each other with some pressure. If the growing conditions are perfect, even aerial roots taken from one part of the tree can be implanted in a various position. The grower can work on fig trees with almost endless imagination, which enhances the appeal of ficus as a bonsai plant substantially.

Repotting: Repot the tree throughout spring every other year, making use of a fundamental soil mix. Ficus endures root-pruning effectively.

Proliferation: Cuttings can be grown at any time of the year, however greatest success is with mid-summer development. Airlayering will certainly work best in spring (April-- May). Growing ficus plants from seed in spring likewise works quickly.

Acquisition of ficus ginseng bonsai: Ficus plants are readily available as inexpensive bonsai or pot plants in almost every home-store, developing products shop or baby room. Mass-produced inexpensive bonsai in many cases bring a great deal of issues with them, like unsightly scars from rusty wire that bit into the bark, unappealing shapes, frequently badly implanted branches in odd positions, bad soil and occasionally unsuitable pots without drain holes. Specialised bonsai traders provide everything from young plants, pre-styled and pre-bonsai ficus trees as much as high-value bonsai, in many cases well-tended and of excellent quality.

Dry air and an absence of light deteriorate the bonsai ficus and frequently result in leaf drop. In a bad condition like this, ficus bonsai are in some cases plagued with scale or spider mites. Traditional systemic insecticide sticks to put into the soil or insecticide/ miticide sprays will certainly work, however the weakened ficus' living conditions have to likewise be enhanced.