Ficus duo, anyway semi cascade

iHasaki

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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 different sets of foliage i can work with!

Since i got my new soil i decided to replant it in a training pot. When I turned to grab something it felt in this position and I decided it to be this way.

What i was wondering is if indeed this plant has the potential to grow two different sets of foliage?
Anyone else had this happening on other grafted plants?

Have a good one!
 

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Melospiza

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Mine is doing the same thing. The rootstock is sending out different foliage than the stuff grafted on it. I will probably remove that shoot at some point.
 

Cypress187

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They graft a ficus with small leaves on the "robust" ginseng root, on my ficus the graft died so I only have the ginseng left. Most people on this forum would do the opposite (air layer the graft off it). Welcome to the forum!
 

Leo in N E Illinois

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Yes 2 different varieties.

Cuttings root easily, especially in summer. For a bonsai tree, it is best to have only one type foliage. Remove the root stock foliage. You can treat that shoot as a cutting. If it doesn't take periodically the roots will throw more.

Keep removing the root stock shoots.
 

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