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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13848

Hello there!

Just bought my first Bonsai tree and now i am not sure what kind of Bonsai it is...
I tried to I.D it on the "I.D My Tree" thing but couldnt identify it. I'd say its in the Maple family.

Can anyone please help me confirm what kind of Bonsai this is?? And also give me some advice on how to care for it(Watering, fertilizing and sunlight etc.)

THANK YOU!

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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13849

It is a Ficus houseplant. Water when needed, heck it every day with a chopstick. It needs good sunlight but not strong sun, so not a south facing window. Fertiliser one a month this time of year and every two weeks in summer.
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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13854

Thank you very much - a big help!
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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13855

Are you sure it's a ficus? I don't recognize the leaves as ficus leaves?
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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13856

You could be right, some leaves look eaten, I was looking at the roots, but not the leaves.
What is your guess Auk?
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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13857

The leaves certainly don't look like regular ficus leaves, except that ficus is a family composed by hundreds of species, and there is indeed one species that might fit these leaves pattern and that is: Ficus Carica. Anyways, I'm not 100% sure, so, perhaps it would be nice if Tony could search the web and see if there is any resemblance between them. I've tried doing it by myself, but the picture Tony posted is not close or clear enough for absolute certainty.

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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13858

It's not a ficus carica.
Looking at the fruit i think a musa basjoo :P
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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13859

alainleon1983 wrote: Ficus Carica. Anyways


I've considered that but I don't think that's what it is.
I thought it's a kind of Schefflera - but I can't find ones that have the same shape of leaves.

A better close up of the leaves might help.

No, it's not a banana.
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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 1 week ago #13862

Sassafras? Its the closest i have got i would not think carica as the leaves look too thin.
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What kind of Bonsai tree is this... 4 years 6 days ago #13872

Hi Guys - first, thank you so much for your interest and for the insight you give me.
After i saw the post about it maybe being a Ficus Carica i took a good look at my tree.

To me the leaves looks a lot more like a sassafras than a Ficus Carica cus' the leaves are a lot too thin to resemble a Ficus Carica.
The only thing that makes me wonder is the Root or the tree itself. I think that resembles many different ficus trees. Especially the underlying "root-net"
Unfortunatly i am away from my tree right now on a buisness trip but here is another picture i took, sorry i know it's bad quality but it might provide some help.
I can reveal that i live in a northeren middle-eastern region and by that i would think that the tree is fairly "local" since i got it from a large local greehouse center. Stupid of me i did'nt even bother asking as i simply fell in love with it right away and almost ran away with it

Thank you all so much!

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