My tropical trees

aphid

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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 come outside.

Can't wait to repot them when it gets a bit warmer.
 

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Anthony

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Do they need repotting?

For us repotting means that we can lift the tree out of the pot and no soil drops off.
Often we can lift the pot by holding the trunk of the tree [ we have a hand or two under the pot as well ]

For ficus we found that 90 % by volume of silica based gravel 5 mm plus compost [ peat moss can be used ]
is more than enough to get trunk thickening in a 1" or so deep pot. Branch lengths of 3' are used.

Additionally tropicals sleep from around Christmas until mid February [ more by shorter daylight ]

Presently are Yellow Pouis are in flowering mode.
Until the rains start.

Tropicals also rest with too much rain and too little rain.
So our trees also sleep on and off during the Dry Season ----------- January to say June.
Good Day
Anthony
 

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Kinda wanna see individgies....

And...

The rest of that rock wall!

That joint with the long straight aerial roots looks crazy dope!

Sorce
 

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