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Please help me identify this bonsai 1 month 2 days ago #37140

Hi there

Please can someone urgently help me identify my bonsai. I would like to take it with me when I move overseas but need to know genus and species before I do anything. It has opposite leaves and green new baby leaves.

Thanks so much!

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Please help me identify this bonsai 1 month 2 days ago #37141

Crooks132 wrote: Hi there
Please can someone urgently help me identify my bonsai.
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Your house plant looks like a focus to me.
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Please help me identify this bonsai 1 month 2 days ago #37142

A Ficus? My one does not produce milk, don't all Ficus trees produce milk?
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Crooks132 wrote: A Ficus? My one does not produce milk, don't all Ficus trees produce milk?


You may be right. Sorry, I know more about bonsai then about house plants, I don't recognize this one.
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Please help me identify this bonsai 1 month 2 days ago #37144

I must know, what makes this a house plant and not a bonsai? You the expert I am sure so it would be great to know. Thanks so much!
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Please help me identify this bonsai 1 month 2 days ago #37145

Quickly: A bonsai resembles to an old tree. Thick trunk in ratio to the branches and leaves. Good rammification. These take decades mostly. They also have some kind of traditional bonsai style.
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Please help me identify this bonsai 1 month 2 days ago #37146

Crooks132 wrote: I must know, what makes this a house plant and not a bonsai? You the expert I am sure so it would be great to know. Thanks so much!


Not every plant in a pot is a bonsai. Bonsai is a combination of art and horticulture; it requires years of training to create a beautiful image of a real, but miniaturized tree. This involves things like a well developed root flare, a tapering trunk, proper branch placement, ramification and more.

Your plant is nothing more than houseplant with a twist. It has none of the characteristics a real bonsai has.
Also, the species does't seem very suitable - the leaves seem too large.
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