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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 6 days ago #67420

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This is what it should look like. The seeds in this package could at least be ficus seed.

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 5 days ago #67422

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Hi all, It looks like Leatherback has found the answer. Afzelia africana sure appears to be the species of these seeds. The huge pod is exactly what we received. Lesson learned. Even the seed distributors don't know what they are selling. So instead of Ficus Religiosa for a bonsai project, we end up with an African Mahogany. Anybody ever seen one of these as a bonsai?

Buyer beware.

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 5 days ago #67423

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That’s it! That’s the seed

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 5 days ago #67426

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Most of the pictures on the internet are of lumber, but the few trees looked promising. Unfortunately probably nobody has experience with these so you may have to do some research to see what its environmental needs are.

Good luck.

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 5 days ago #67439

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Appears to be similar to a tropical tree like a ficus as far as care goes, but I guess we will see.

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 4 days ago #67473

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It's leaves are very very big, so it very unlikely, not saying it's impossible, but big leaf trees goes for macro bonsai...

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 4 days ago #67482

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Maybe similar to the money tree or pachira aquatica I believe is the name for it then?

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 3 days ago #67486

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Yes, but those are more used to make those braided trees...
I'm growing two large-leafed species atm, got some Flamboyants and 2 Guava trees, and the plan is to make them about a meter tall, so it can have some proportion...
Bigger the leaf, bigger the bonsai.

Check out this mahogany tree from Master Ladoso...

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 3 days ago #67488

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Nice tree! But also an evidence that you could mKe a good tree without the classic proportional rules.
Leaves are still too big compared to the tree.
Too high compared to trunk size.
Too deap pot

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Ficus Religiosa seeds 1 week 3 days ago #67500

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Yes Tropfrog! I should had mentioned that his tree still on training stage, planted on a basin.
But yes, I love how Master Ladoso does his trees, and some times chooses unusual species...

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