Ficus Grafted – Small
The Ficus bonsai is easily the most popular bonsai species for beginners. It is an easy to care for tree for indoor collections. There are several Ficus bonsai species. Species like Ficus Ginseng, Ficus Retusa and Ficus Microcarpa are very much in demand. The Ficus species have oval shaped, dark green leaves. Different varieties have different trunk shapes. Sometimes the trunk is thick and has an S-shape, sometimes it is potbellied or ginger shaped.
Adopting and caring for Ficus Grafted Small
Adopting: Adding a sculpture-like Ficus Bonsai to a plant collection is a feeling only a plant parent can understand. At eplants, we bring you display-ready plants, with high-quality growth, compact shape and well-formed leaves
Locating: A Ficus is a versatile plant that can do well in bright sun or shaded, lower light areas and even indoors. If you are growing them indoors, or a well-shaded balcony, we recommend that you move the plant around to an spot that has better light once every few weeks
Potting: Since these plants are natives of the tropics, they need porous, well-drained soils. They do well in a 30:30:30:10 mix of cocopeat, compost, coarse sand and Perlite
Watering: Bonsais need less water than most indoor plants. It’s a good idea to hold off watering them until the top layer of soil is dry to the touch. Drooping or yellowing leaves could indicate over-watering or poor drainage
Fertilising: If your potting mix is right, these plants will not require too much fertiliser. However nourishing them with an organic liquid fertiliser two or three times a year will help them do better. If you are using a chemical mix, ensure that it doesn’t touch the stalk or leaves. This could damage the plant.
Ficus Retusa is a unique tree species that can be groomed into beautiful forms, making it is one of the most common bonsai trees. Its dwarf stature and thick trunk make it a very decorative plant, almost sculpture like – just ideal for modern designer homes.
Did you know?
Ficus trees are estimated to have been on earth for 60 to 80 million years.