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Ficus Bonsai Tree Care Guide

Ficus Bonsai Plant Overview

Ficus bonsai tree grows naturally in Southwest Asia. Ficus is one of the most popular bonsai trees for indoor. It is an excellent tree for beginners and pros alike. Virtually care free; ficus bonsai tree can tolerate low light and humidity of a heated or air-conditioned house.

There are hundreds of species, most of them are tropical and evergreen. Most popular one for Bonsai is the Ficus Retusa. It is often shaped in an s-shape trunk with dark green leaves. Another variety like Microcarpa is quite similar to retusa ficus tree. Ficus Ginseng is another popular bonsai tree. It has a thick, pot-bellied trunk, similar to the Ginseng root. Sometimes it is grafted with Ficus microcarpa leaves and combining it to a ficus microcarpa ginseng.

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Ficus Bonsai Tree is ideal for indoors bonsai but require a high light so choose a place close to a sunny window. Ficus bonsai can be kept outdoor during spring and summer. Direct morning sunlight is preferable to ficus Bonsai tree. Avoid a very shady position, it is unfavorable for ficus bonsai tree.


ficus bonsai watering

Pay close attention to the soil of your Bonsai tree whenever you water. Don’t let the soil dry out completely. Ficus bonsai tree should be watered normally. So water you bonsai tree when soil gets slightly dry. Water thoroughly and deeply, water should be applied until it begins running out of the holes in the bottom of your pot.


ficus bonsai fertilizing

Fertilizer is very essential for good health of your Ficus bonsai tree. Bonsai tree grows in a small pot and less soil and the nutrients leave very quickly with the water. Ideally fertilize every one or two week during summer and two to four week during winter.


Ficus Bonsai pruning

Ficus Bonsai tree is a very fast grower, trimming or pruning helps to keep your tree miniature. Pinch and trim back the new growth to the farthest safe point, prune between a leaves joint to maintain its original shape. Few ficus bonsai tree grow large leaves so pruning also helps to reduce leaf size.


Ficus Bonsai Tree are very tolerant to root- puring. Repot your Ficus Tree during spring every two years. Use a basic soil mix. Ideally repot Ficus Bonsai Tree when their root system has filled the pot and you can remove the root/soil ball in one piece. Examine regularly and don’t allow your bonsai Tree to become pot-bound. After repotting, water thoroughly and place Ficus Bonsai tree in a shady location for several weeks so new roots can grow.

Bonsai – an Art

Literally translated means Bonsai: tree in pot. Bon stands for plant and ‘sai’ can be translated as bowl or pot. Bonsai is grown in Asia and evokes the image of an old tree.

A bonsai tries to create a reduced image of an old tree or landscape in nature. Compare it to a painter or a sculptor, the one trying to paint an impression of catching a landscape, the other does this for example with a piece of wood, the whole is a living work of art.

Special Note

As it is a live plant, therefore its health might deteriorate because of shipping. Hence you are advised to allow the plant to recover to its best of health within 1-2 weeks of the receipt.

Please feel free to contact us in case of any advise about the plant

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