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New Ficus Microcarpa Project 7 months 3 weeks ago #67664

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Hello people!
I'm here to share my new tree project from scratch on this Ficus Microcarpa that I collected 3 months ago from a dead tree's bark.

It has been growing untouched since I got it, I fertilized (with organics) about a month ago and it has been getting thicker faster than I expected, so today I decided to give a little movement on the trunk with the wires pretty lose, just in case.

​My plan is to make it over rock, but as natural as possible for a Ficus on it's environment, I mean, a tropical feeling style with a soft and simple trunk movement and a umbrella like crown, maybe laying a bit. Of course, that can change over the years. :silly:

This picture is from the day I've got it, it is the left toothpick. :P
The other two on the right side are Ficus Organensis, which are healthy and growing freely.

That's earlier today, as you can see it's full of new leaves and branches and getting bigger each day.
Well, I guess that will be it for a few months, for now I'll just keep an eye for the time to remove the wire and let it be until next spring.



Any advice will be apreciatted, but the main point is just to share the progression with you guys and laught a bit on my sticks that I call tree. :P

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New Ficus Microcarpa Project 7 months 3 weeks ago #67670

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Fun project.

If you want this to grow over the rock, it might be worthwhile to plant it over the roch as soon as possible. You want the roots to mold to the rock, and the more topgrowth you have, the better the molding will happen.
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New Ficus Microcarpa Project 7 months 3 weeks ago #67679

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Thank you leatherback!
I didn't have a propper rock by the time I potted it, I'll do that later this year by spring.

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New Ficus Microcarpa Project 3 months 3 weeks ago #71750

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Hello People... Just a little update on the ficus project... Suprisingly for me, it has been growing and thickening even tru' winter, which is almost ending here...
Didn't made any major prune or anything, however I think it will need some work next month, when I pretend to attach it on a rock and select the best branches to start. Also makes me happy to see those little gems on the trunk (almost can't see on the picture), seems propper if I choose to cut it back down.

As always, any tip or opinion will be aprecciated!
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New Ficus Microcarpa Project 2 months 6 days ago #72879

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Just a quick update, thanks for all tips so far, and of course, for the coming ones if you feel like. :)

> Tree has received it's first branch wireing, mostly to open it's branches, and add some potential for the future, maybe some of the branches can be removed at some point, but well, they would do some nice cuttings or layerings with movement already if that's the case...




> Tree has been unwired, since the growth is getting faster as it is spring.




> As the tips pointed up, I tied some of the branches, planning to keep it just for a month or two... It has been thickening nicely, base is about 1,5cm... Haven't removed those little lower branches slowly forming because I'm now considering use them to thick the lower part of the trunk, for the sake of tapper.




P.S.: That on the leaves is just Copper Sulfate...

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