ficus variegated triangularis

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I have several of these. Four large plants and about a dozen small ones. I love them. They are one of my favorite ficus, but I think the are a poor choice for bonsai. IMO. Leaves are large and variegation is a distraction for bonsai. Again, it is only my opinion. Prove me wrong.
 

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I have several of these. Four large plants and about a dozen small ones. I love them. They are one of my favorite ficus, but I think the are a poor choice for bonsai. IMO. Leaves are large and variegation is a distraction for bonsai. Again, it is only my opinion. Prove me wrong.
thanks...hmm, tough call, $45ish for a 1 gallon container/plant

leaning on a no for now, appreciate your input
 

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The first one of these I saw a few years back was $400. Then I started seeing some for about $45. I bought two at that price. Then I bought two more at Lowes before they killed them. No doubt it is a beautiful plant.
 

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The first one of these I saw a few years back was $400. Then I started seeing some for about $45. I bought two at that price. Then I bought two more at Lowes before they killed them. No doubt it is a beautiful plant.
i agree, striking leafs

 
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I have a regular triangularis, not variegated but should be the same. The leaves don’t reduce much but still fun to work with, I think. Pretty slow growers too in my experience. Lots of little figs too which looks kind of cool


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I have a regular triangularis, not variegated but should be the same. The leaves don’t reduce much but still fun to work with, I think. Pretty slow growers too in my experience. Lots of little figs too which looks kind of cool


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cool looking plant imo
 

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Variegated plants aren't sought after for bonsai, at least by anyone I know of. The leaves are far too showy for bonsai use, unless you want attention on leaves and not the work you put into the tree's structure...
 

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Variegated plants aren't sought after for bonsai, at least by anyone I know of. The leaves are far too showy for bonsai use, unless you want attention on leaves and not the work you put into the tree's structure...
good point and that makes sense! thanks.
 

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What a cool plant, thanks for posting!

@penumbra you mentioned finding these at Lowes, how long ago was this? I haven't seen any pop up in SoCal recently, but it is now on my wanted list of houseplants!
 

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What a cool plant, thanks for posting!

@penumbra you mentioned finding these at Lowes, how long ago was this? I haven't seen any pop up in SoCal recently, but it is now on my wanted list of houseplants!
it was last year
lots of them on Etsy from $12 and up.
 
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