1. D

    Ficus suggestion

    I'm brand new to bonsai. Was given a little pre-styled juniper over Christmas and now I'm hooked. Started looking around my yard for some potential specimens and noticed my ficus has this interesting root ball. It's been in this pot for maybe 25 years. Is this worth chopping and can I save the...
  2. K

    Maintenance pruning

    So, I'm looking for some basic advice on pruning. I'm a beginner. First, I've looked at many videos online and even read a book I have on bonsai, but most of the advice on pruning out there seems to be what to do when the plant is really wildly grown and how to bring it down to a more...
  3. mr_monaco

    Brand new to Bonsai... need some advice.

    Hello all, I am new to the community. I recently purchased this 12 year old Tiger Bark ficus Bonsai (pictured below) after wanting to get into Bonsai for years. I have shears for clipping, a water meter to gauge soil moisture, fertilizers, wire, everything I could possibly need (I think!)...
  4. A

    White like glue spots over ficus branch

    Hello, Today i was watering my Ficus and suddenly i found the healthiest branch is very wet and dark brown not like others also observed a white like glue spots on the same branch, other branches are all well, can u plz help to understand whats going on!
  5. R

    Ficus microcarpa new tree

    Hello, I have received as a gift quite big Ficus microcarpa around 8-9 months ago. In the beginning it has lost most of the leaves (probably due to transport and setting in new place). It is alive and growing but not quite even. The bottom part is growing more than the top part of tree. I like...
  6. DonovanC

    Ficus benjamina progress

    Just a progress thread. This lady started out as a “houseplant” which consisted of several cuttings. This one was towards the center and was almost entirely shaded out. I don’t plan to chop her at any point - this is a 40 year project. And today:
  7. Lutonian

    Willow leaf fig uk

    Hi people, my Mrs got me a willow leaf fig about a week ago. Every so often she get me a tree if she come across something unusual. After treating for scale insects which it had quite a few and waiting to see new growth I am ready to formulating a plan to progress the tree
  8. N

    Ficus Carica Trunk Thickening

    Hey! I bought a ficus carica (around a foot and a half tall) from the garden center. I want to turn it into a bonsai! :D My understanding is that I should keep it in a nursery pot for a while so I can thicken the trunk, then replant it in a training pot. What is the best way to go about...
  9. cbroad

    Post hydroponic ficus finagling

    I'm going to try to start posting more of my trees, for critiques, public pillory, or whatever:p. I have very few devoted threads for my stuff, other than crap that I posted when I first came here in 2014. I've been trying to push my stuff forward since joining here, so a lot of my stuff are...
  10. Grovic

    Ficus microcarpa one year progression

    Hello, This is the first tree I bought in April 2019 from a local nursery: In June 2019, I pruned and wired the tree: Some weeks after: October 2019: Two weeks ago I decided to repot it, I was wondering why the trunk didn't get any thicker even though the first branch was allowed to...
  11. walawelo

    Root over glass Ficus benjamina

    Hello Everyone, I have been dabbling with root over rock noob experiments (over 20). I say experiments because I wont find out if I succeeded till next year :). I have been watching some amazing threads on this forum and I have tried to watch every video there is about root over rock and exposed...
  12. FilipMerynos

    Ficus benjamina natasha development

    Hello guys, I'd like to share my 5 years (4 of them were just mistakes) work on this ficus benjamina "Natasha". May 2015 July 2018 May-August-October 2019 March 2020 It's been a long road, I did many mistakes but also learned a lot. I think the tree already has changed and I will post an...
  13. J

    Did I let my Ficus get too Cold?

    Hey Y'all, A couple of days ago, the sun was out, the birds were singing, so I thought it would be a good idea to water my "Tiger Bark" (we think) ficus outside. Mind you, it was about 52F, and I had remembered reading somewhere about "above 50F" (oops. should have researched more) was safe for...
  14. Hartinez

    Ficus Benjamina “wiandi”

    Just wanted to share a ficus I’ve been working on for about 4 years. Unfortunately I lost most of the photos from its purchase and the following 2 years. I e got 1 shot from last year and today. it started as a triple trunk but I removed 2 of its trunks and rooted outas there own trees over...
  15. L

    My Ficus bonsai trees are dying. The both came in poor condition. Almost no leaves left. Can I cut them into a stump for new growth in the spring?

    I got a Fukieon and a Too little weeping fig bonsai trees this year. They came in poor condition and have gotten worse. There are only 2 leaves left on the Fukieon and a dozen on the fig in no good grouping or form. I was wondering if I could trunk chop them into stumps and get new growth next...
  16. R

    Ficus loosing its leaves

    I picked up this bonsai in May and it’s been doing good in my house but recently (last two weeks) it’s been dropping a lot of leaves and the branches are dry and brittle, there is some new growth and even some fruiting. The soil drys out quickly so I’m worried it’s root-bound. I’m in south...
  17. Brad in GR

    Ficus Retusa - Surgery + Aftercare Guidance

    After 2 years of learning (only 40+ to go!), I wanted to go back to my first tree and begin some legitimate shaping. Ficus Retusa, given to me by my parents 5 years ago (before I truly dove in). Costco purchased - and typical 'nursery stock' problems. As I said, I wasn't yet truly interested...
  18. S

    Help this Bonsai amateur!!

    Hello everyone! I got a bonsai tree as a gift couple of months ago and since then I haven't done much besides watering it, and even that I'm not sure if I'm doing right, since the lady at the shop told my cousin that you should pour some water into the container in which the pot is placed and...
  19. MattE

    Tigerbark ficus ( progress thread )

    Well grabbed the courage to propagate my ginseng ficus. I see such a nice future bonsai in this. I put it in a 40 percent organic and 60 percent bonsai mix. Rocks on top are just to hold it in place better. I did about a 50 to 60 percent defoliation. Everything I read says if it has no roots it...
  20. E

    First Bonsai: Ficus with a Funky Trunk

    I was browsing a local plant store the other day when I saw this little guy in the back of the bonsai section. I fell in love with his funky style instantly and I knew I had to get him. The employee working there told me that this is a ficus bonsai, but I'm not sure specifically what kind. Is it...
  21. KP45

    Ficus- Any advice for a beginner?

    Hi, so I've owned this tree for about five years now, and I think it's about ten years old (said it was a 5 year old bonsai on the tag when purchased). At first it was just a nice little addition for the kitchen windowsill- but I've grown attached to it and would like to be able to shape it and...
  22. E

    Can Someone Help My Dying Ficus

    Hello, My Ficus bonsai tree (not sure what exact species) has been on the downward spiral since 5 months ago, when I gave it quite a significant prune. I began to notice it loosing more leaves than usual and no new growth developing, usually the prune would bring on lots of new growth, even at...
  23. Forrestford

    Big, too little forest

    Just wanted to have a place to put my project so I could get tips/advice and to share my ficus too little forest. The end goal is a crazy jungle with lots of aerial roots and roots over rocks. I went to a nursery and found these ficus too little stock at 2.99 each. Nothing too special little...
  24. Tbwilson33

    Nursery ficus. Chop? Air layer? Looking for advice

    Hey everyone, novice bonsai guy just looking for advice. I found this at a local mom and pop shop for 35 dollars and thought why not? Decent size trunk on it. I just bought it thinking of trunk chopping it and trying to root some cuttings but I just started thinking I could air layer the top to...
  25. L

    Ficus religiosa experiment/murder

    To begin, I took an airlayer off a Ficus religiosa today. I know, terrible time of year but I got bored. Also, it’s been a relatively mild winter here in NE Florida and the plant is still pushing growth. The whole point of this experiment was to induce the accelerated formation of nebari by...
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