TOPIC: help with styling a ficus

help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18802

Darsh wrote: What should we call house plants?


I really would like to discuss bonsai and not semantics here... but as you asked:
The only plants that have voluntary choosen my house as an environment and that grow really well are:
The basement mushroom that's growing under my floor.
The fungus on my bathroom walls.


(actually... these are not plants... so the answer is wrong :))
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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18803

Haha fair enough, I'll stop now :D
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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18810

Darsh wrote:

BonsaiLearner wrote: You should never really buy trees labelled as 'indoor bonsai' as the seller probably isn't too experienced with bonsai (indoor bonsai don't exist)

Hi Ed, what do you mean indoor bonsai don't exist?


I meant "Don't buy from people who call tropical/sub-tropical bonsai 'indoor bonsai' as they have no idea what they're talking about"
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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18837

Im lost so the tree I got is not good material for bonsai then.
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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18838

The material is OK, you just need to put work into it to make it look better. In the state that it is currently in, it is not too appealing and it looks mass-produced rather than original or full of meaning.
Prepare for a lot of time and effort to be put into the tree if you want it to look good.

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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18839

Ok I know it needs work but I have no idea how to style it and where to put branches.
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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18842

Osorio wrote: Ok I know it needs work but I have no idea how to style it and where to put branches.


Looking at the second photo, I think you can trim the long shoots in the top a bit, but real styling is of no concern at this moment - first get this tree healthy and growing.
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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18843

Ok but will it be ok to trim the long shoots right now.
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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18845

I have seen WAY worse fig material. Just get this strong, and healthy. that way, if you trim back in summer, you will get a MUCH better response than you would when cutting back now.
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help with styling a ficus 2 years 9 months ago #18846

Ok will do and thanks a lot.
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