1. E

    White patch of mould on ficus ginseng trunk, leaf drop.

    Hi,I have managed to keep this ficus alive for 5 years and it seemed to be doing well until recently some of the leaves started to turn yellow then brown and fall off at least 50% of them.I noticed the soil had become compacted so I repotted it into a slightly larger pot with better drainage...
  2. C

    Ficus Microcarpa help

    I currently have two ficus microcarpa. The first is tiny and I've had it since the fall. It seems to love my apartment conditions so I made a much larger investment on a second one. The new one is about 25" tall out of the pot, so something fairly large that I desperately want to keep alive...
  3. D

    Ficus Retusa suggestions

    Hi, First post! I got a ficus retusa mallsai two years ago for 30 beans. I'm pretty new to bonsai but I made some basic styling attempts since. Here it is today with it's big bro: I'll let it flush out a bit again before touching it as it's been a little weak since it's repot a while...
  4. E

    Moss and Iron in Fertilizer

    Hello, I recently repotted my ficus retusa in akadama/lava rock and after it being a bit ropey due to repotting too early, it is now recovering really well. The weather is warming up quite a bit here so I'm letting the ficus have some sun outside in the day for now. With the new soil substrate...
  5. Storm_Lord

    Dark patches and yellow crystals on Ficus leaves. What's the cause?

    Here is a picture of two of the leaves of my 26 year old Ficus. I cut them off when I saw them. - There is some blackish/grey discolouration on both leaves. - On the bottom of the smaller leaf, there are also some yellow crystal-like structures in the same place as the area of discolouration...
  6. A

    Repot and Trim

    Finally got around to repotting and trimming some trees. Trying a mix of 50/50 pine bark and lava rock for these and see how it goes. 1. Barbados Cherry 2. Dwarf Jade 3. Ginseng Ficus
  7. A

    Ficus Leaves Purple/Brown

    Can anyone help ID what might be going on with my ficus? Some leaves are turning brownish/purple.
  8. A

    First Bonsai

    First post, figured this place would be a valuable resource to learn and grow as I take on the hobby. I love forums as they always provide so much information and support. I've always been fascinated by plants and have always loved carrying for them. My mother-in-law was a HUGE green thumb, I...
  9. E

    Ficus Akadama Repot Leaf Drop

    Hello, I repot my Ficus Retusa on Saturday (20th), going from a pretty decent nursary soil to an Akadama/lava rock mix. Soil choice where I live (Switzerland) is pretty limited, so I went for this house blend from a good shop. I went for the Akadama mix in the end as also an experiment, just to...
  10. J

    How does my wiring look?

    Hey guys, This is the first tree I've ever wired. It's a Ficus sp. I've grown from a cutting for about a year. This was mostly just for practice, but I wanted to see what others thought of my job, and any tips/advice they may be able to give me. I wasn't really sure how old the tree should be...
  11. D

    Ficus (i think) withering ?

    Hello, I'm having some doubts about my plant survivability chances... It would seem that the branches are withering, the tree is losing a lot of leaves (but it was my understanding was that this could happen), and I have no idea what's the cause. Some info: - Central europe - indoor, in front...
  12. cozmicat

    What kind of plant is this?

    Picked this up at Costco a few months back. It was on the sales rack for $30, I figure what the heck. I have a lot of indoor bonsai and I see some potential if I cut down drastically. I would like to know what kind of ficus this is. The interwebs shows me the weird phalic gensing that you can...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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!)...
  16. 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!
  17. 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...
  18. 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:
  19. 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
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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