Ficus Tree & Ficus Bonsai Tree: The Complete Guide to Growing, Pruning and Caring for Ficus by Bernard Brook
This book contains everything you need to know about growing, pruning and caring for ficus trees and ficus bonsai trees, also known as fig trees. The most popular varieties are covered including benjamina, ginseng, retusa, microcarpa and religiosa. This book is perfect for the beginner and is written in easy to understand English which makes it both enjoyable and easy to follow. Full of good basic advice on how to grow ficus trees and ficus bonsai trees successfully, this really is the must have guide to ficus.
Ficus Bonsai, cutting of a cutting, Dec 2016
Native to Malaysia, Taiwan and other Southeast and East Asian countries, the Ginseng Ficus is an excellent choice for bonsai tree growers. Sometimes known as the Taiwan Ficus, Banyan Fig or Indian Laurel Fig, the Ginseng Ficus is characterized by the shape of its strong roots and stems and small, alternating oval dark green leaves that grow up the stem and which are more oval than the Ficus Benjamina.
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The ficus genus belongs to the family of mulberry plants Moraceae and is the most popular indoor tree species for beginners at Bonsai. There is differing information about the number of existing ficus species, there may be between and They live on all continents in the tropical regions and are very suitable for being kept as indoor Bonsai. There are hundreds of varieties of the Ficus, but the most popular one for Bonsai is the Ficus Retusa , which is often shaped in an s-curved trunk and has oval, dark green leaves. The Ficus Ginseng is another popular tree. It has a thick, pot-bellied trunk, similar to the Ginseng root.
Ginseng Ficus is an excellent choice for bonsai tree growers. Also known as the Banyan Fig, Indian Laurel Fig, or as Taiwan Ficus; Ginseng Ficus will have two or more, heavy thick, exposed, aerial roots that appear to look more like tree trunks than a typical root. The leaves of the Ficus Retusa are small, oval dark green; they alternate up the stem; in comparison they are more oval than the leaves of Ficus Benjamina.
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Download these instructions. There are hundreds of species, most of them tropical and evergreen, although some are deciduous. Many varieties are natural dwarfs. Ficus is one of the most popular trees for indoor Bonsai. It is an excellent tree for beginners and pros alike. Virtually care free; they tolerate low light and humidity of a heated or air-conditioned house. Ficus can be grown indoors, close to a sunny window, or outdoors year-round in warmer climates.