ficus retusa

  1. C

    Advice for new bonsai

    Hi all - I'm very new to bonsai (bought my first Tiger Bark Ficus only a few days ago) and have some general questions about it. Any advice on how much pruning should be done now heading into the winter or would I be better off waiting until late March? I'd also like to defoliate and attempt to...
  2. E

    Ficus Tiger Bark Styling

    Hi everyone, I am new, first post here! So, my experience with "bonsai" started a couple years ago with a classic mallsai "ginseng ficus" that ended up thriving really well in my apartment, with all right precautions (and no extra light in winter months, were they get quite quiescent). I indeed...
  3. iHasaki

    Ficus duo, anyway semi cascade

    Hey there! A few years ago i bought this ficus. I think the base/trunk is a different variety than the foliage(Ficus Ginseng and Microcarpa. Supposedly to make it more attractive I guess. Now since short a branch with different leafs popped out of the Ginseng trunk. So perhaps it will grow two...
  4. MountainExplorer

    30 year old Bayan ficus.

    He'll all new to the group but I picked this 30 year old tiger bark ficus up for $70 bucks off a local guy that got hurt at work and desperately needed money that being said the tree was root bound to holy hell so I gave it a light prune and repotted it. I want to chop megee the top this coming...
  5. aframe

    Ficus Microcarpa aka Tiger Bark Ficus

    aka Ficus Retusa, aka... I purchased in 2014, but this is the earliest picture I have on 3/21/2015. This picture was taken about 3 weeks after defoliating. You can see all the wire marks from the previous owner, not a big deal; they should heal as the tree is grown out.
  6. Ficus #2

    Ficus #2

    1/15/2017 Bridge grafted using one of 2 sacrifice branches. Solid growth has smoothed out old wire marks.