Mame Benjamina - Matchbox Pot

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I bought a little matchbox sized mame pot from @sorce a few months back with a plan to put a little ficus in it. Today, I made good on my idea.

Tree:

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Pot:

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Prepped:

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Got a decent start to some good radial roots on this little Benjamina:

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Roots pruned, with a little piece of pumice jammed into the empty space under the base of the tree:

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And the "finished" planting:

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This is in no way a finished composition, more a learning experience in terms of keeping a tree alive in such a small container.
 

DonovanC

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This is in no way a finished composition, more a learning experience in terms of keeping a tree alive in such a small container.
Great start 👍
I have a few mame ficus - benjamina and microcarpa. As long as they don’t go completely dry they do great.
I’m excited for updates!
 

Arnold

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Benjaminas are like that they die on you very easy!! Tiger bark are much much hardy
 

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