Bonsai forum

  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC:

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 9 months ago #37722

  • Clicio
  • Clicio's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 3475
  • Thanks received: 1497
Wrapped some sphagnum moss around scratched and root-hormonized lower trunk of the mallsai ficus; I guess the aerial roots will develop in no time, but...
I will keep you posted on the progress (or failure).



This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

The following user(s) said Thank You: Auk

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 9 months ago #37738

  • leatherback
  • leatherback's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 8103
  • Thanks received: 3402
Don t you get them automatically? I would say you have the right circumstances for half of the year?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 9 months ago #37758

  • Clicio
  • Clicio's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 3475
  • Thanks received: 1497

Don t you get them automatically? I would say you have the right circumstances for half of the year?


It should, but after one year, nothing.
It's been wet, but very hot, so it (the Ficus) dries fast, and you know I don't like to see my trees thirsty...
So I guess with this mix of dry trunk and wet soil it sees no reason to throw out aerials.
But... It's just a guess.
The following user(s) said Thank You: leatherback

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: Post by Clicio.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 5 months ago #41197

  • Clicio
  • Clicio's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 3475
  • Thanks received: 1497
It's now May 2018, late fall around here, and there is an update on the ficus.
Took off the wrapping plastic around the moss as the weather is humid and the sphagnum was too damp all the time (yes, this is the idea, but I mean really humid, wet in fact).
After a little peek, happy to see new... aerials!
Pressed the moss around the trunk again, a little loose wire to keep it from slipping down, and the waiting game is on till spring.







PS- Never mind the chopstick holding the branch; in fact I broke it when wiring, and it is healing itself with the help of the chopstick

This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

The following user(s) said Thank You: alainleon1983, Felidae

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: Post by Clicio.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 5 months ago #41209

  • alainleon1983
  • alainleon1983's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 691
  • Thanks received: 183
Nice project Clicio. I´d love to see the progression again when Spring time comes to your hemisphere again!

I don´t understand why some enthusiasts or beginners, at times, don´t like Ficus. They are so strong, forgiving and react so well to almost all of the Bonsai techniques, that I´d dare to say they should be a must when starting this journey. I, personally, enjoy them greatly.

Keep us all posted with those aerial roots :)

Alain
The following user(s) said Thank You: Clicio

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 5 months ago #41231

  • Felidae
  • Felidae's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 687
  • Thanks received: 236
I love the movement and this nice bark! Beautiful tree. It’s a Tillandsia who’s living on?
Don’t you have risk for the aerial roots to die back when they got the hot and dry Brazilian air?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 5 months ago #41239

  • Clicio
  • Clicio's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 3475
  • Thanks received: 1497

It’s a Tillandsia who’s living on?


Yes, it is. A lot of small brommelias around here!

Don’t you have risk for the aerial roots to die back when they got the hot and dry Brazilian air?


Aha! Hot but NEVER dry!
Around 70% humidity yearly average in São Paulo, and in the summer (hot season) it rains every day, so... ;)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Last edit: Post by Clicio.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 5 months ago #41242

  • Felidae
  • Felidae's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 687
  • Thanks received: 236
Oh, my inattention. I thought you’re from a dryer region.
In this case, for you that project looks instant success :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 5 months ago #41257

  • leatherback
  • leatherback's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 8103
  • Thanks received: 3402
soo.. you do not show us the new roots!? Tsktsk..

Your brother has a lot of work, by the looks of it!
How is the traffic in SP? Horribly dense again?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Finally the aerials project! 3 years 5 months ago #41263

  • Clicio
  • Clicio's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 3475
  • Thanks received: 1497

soo.. you do not show us the new roots!? Tsktsk..

And put them at risk just to show off?
To be fancy?
Nope...
:evil:


Your brother has a lot of work, by the looks of it!

Ah, but this is a Ficus, not a pine! This one I keep with me in a special bonsai corner in my apartment;)

How is the traffic in SP? Horribly dense again?

You know the hell it is usually.
But it's getting worse!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1