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Ficus coreana Wood in 4 days 2 years 6 months ago #21001

Ficus coreana Wood in 4 days, this is a little experiment that I did two weeks ago. I had this wood in my old Aquarium that broke.
I will set a series of Ficus Coreana, where all this clippings came from. Here we go!















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Ficus coreana Wood in 4 days 2 years 6 months ago #21008

Starting with building up the wood to hold the trees, wire mesh and a clay-compost-moss composition ratio 3-2-1. I placed the clipping that all had a got an healthy root base into the wood, then cut all leaves followed by applying the clay mixture to cover the wire and attaching the moss patches. The wood will be sprayed for the next two weeks with water every two hours over the day time, in order to keep it moist and building of more air roots. Wiring will take place in about 3 weeks when all roots and moss is firm enough to withstand the wiring process. The idea is going to be a wind swept style.
It is now rain season, this will compliment the process. The spraying of the moss is a must in order to avoid the moss drying out before it has attached itself to the clay and wood. Make sure that the clay mixture is very moist, a bit dryer than a cement mix. Spray the moss wet but not to wet otherwise it falls apart. push the moss into the clay so no air bubbles are in-between, moist in-between and after then push the moss on places where it comes of the clay, when you mist the moss with water for 10 min no moss should separate. Keep the clay mixture in a plastic back for a week so you can make repairs if it is raining to hard or pieces falling off. Don't cover the complete area of the surface where the plants are sitting, in order to get enough water onto the roots, this open area is important in the beginning if you haven't got the time to water more the once/twice a day. Most of the clay mixture is washed off where it should not be in the first place. I am very surprised that the roots have been setting in quit well, non of the branches feel shaky, the moss sticked as planned and the clay mixture that should come off through spraying is now as i wanted it to be. No heavy rain supported all the progress. As soon as when the leave stamps have falling off naturally I am able to start wiring. Do to the daily spraying the buts are shooting, so no choice the wiring had to be done, here the result.
The wire is larger, so it does no grow in as fast.
















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Ficus coreana Wood in 4 days 2 years 6 months ago #21009

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Ficus coreana Wood in 4 days 2 years 6 months ago #21011

You have so many nice plants, you must have been at it for a while
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Ficus coreana Wood in 4 days 2 years 6 months ago #21012

Day two, butting strart do to the 2 hour spraying (its rain Season too) wrings the hardest part since nothing really settled, needed a second set of hands to push down the branches in the soil in order not ripping them out. The wire is over sized for the reason that the cutting in is delayed. as soon the wire cuts in it comes off.













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Ficus coreana Wood in 4 days 2 years 6 months ago #21013

couple of years on and off, started 1984 in Germany, moved to Indo in 89 had my ups and downs work wise but at it again daily the last 4 years, 3-10 hours daily. got about 100 plants include nursery. more plants to come ;)
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