willow leaf ficus

  1. Insect

    Ficus nerifolia propagated in a large outdoor pot

    So this tree was a little clipping on February 2021, now it is shaped nice. I had it in a 3 gallon pot, outdoors since May, topsoil. The roots were mostly fine and radial, did a 10% root reduction and 10% off the top. Goal: To reduce the height by 2" and get new branches where the lower...
  2. swatchpost

    Jim Smith Willow Leaf Ficus - What to do?

    Hello All—this is my first post here, although I've been a bonsai enthusiast for a while and once belonged to the Austin Bonsai Society. I've got a great Jim Smith grown formal upright willow leaf ficus that was the first tree I ever bought in 2006. While Life took its share of beautiful...
  3. markyscott

    Can a ficus get root rot?

    Yes. What it takes is a shallow pot, heavy soil allowed to remain for too long and overwatering. I purchased this one with hopes to resuscitate. It’s clearly in decline, having dropped most of its leaves since mid-summer. Scott
  4. aphid

    My tropical trees

    My sad looking tropical trees finally are now outside. They stay inside from November to April every year. Even with a south facing window and a metal hide light, they don't do well inside. Most of the willow leaf ficuses lose their leaves by January from spider mites, but bounce back when they...
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