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After the craziest, best week of my life (my first child was born and I can’t stop talking about it) I finally got around to work on this willow leaf ficus. Perfect time to start a new tree, right? It was a gift from a really good friend, he’s filling up my benches and I’m not gonna complain. 😂

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about two years ago i went to NEBG and asked how one could possibly make something like a mame. one of the folks gave me a few small branches off of some jades to play with. putting one in an unglazed pot for the first time, interested to see how the growth is impacted

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i ordered a crepe myrtle from some landscaping company for cheap earlier this year and chopped it and potted it. prob should have left til next year but they are stronger growers and i can’t leave well enough alone, so i gave it a first rough shaping

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case in point

can’t stop fiddling

so much for thickening any further this year ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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ficus i’ve had for a couple of years, recently put in an ito tonyo. i usually feel as though if something looks off in a photo it’s something i need to investigate closer… but that lower left branch looks better to me than here. too 2d in the photo i guess. yes, it has wire scars. i like it anyways.

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ficus i’ve had for a couple of years, recently put in an ito tonyo. i usually feel as though if something looks off in a photo it’s something i need to investigate closer… but that lower left branch looks better to me than here. too 2d in the photo i guess. yes, it has wire scars. i like it anyways.

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Is that a dead branch pointing straight down? If so, it would look better if that was gone.
 

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how long do those take to get that size? from a 1/8" branch cutting?
i see youre in florida so ill factor that in
Depends on the cutting really, that one was a maybe a couple months but had no branching. This one was close to a year but had a good amount of branching and was pretty long when it went in but started as 1/4” maybe.

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Depends on the cutting really, that one was a maybe a couple months but had no branching. This one was close to a year but had a good amount of branching and was pretty long when it went in but started as 1/4” maybe.

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awesome. i have a lot of tigerbark going now and they are prettymuch just starting from smaller branches. looking forward to them getting moving and encouraging they grow fast.

cool pot for the other one btw and love Florida!!!!
 

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