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Help/Advice required 4 months 5 days ago #50601

Hello all, I have a "ficus ginseng" bonsai plant.

I have been a bit rubbish so far and just let it grow on the window sill and it is now about a meter tall and the branches are having a field day - so it is pretty much a tree and not so much a bonsai.

To tame it back into a bonsai should or can I just cut all the branches right back down? Or is there some sort of method I should take up with it? Thanks
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Help/Advice required 4 months 5 days ago #50602

PS. I forgot I had a photograph on here - so the one that is my picture but it is probably twice or more that size now.
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Help/Advice required 4 months 5 days ago #50603

You can cut them down.
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Help/Advice required 4 months 5 days ago #50607

Thanks Clicio, will it matter how much i take off?
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Help/Advice required 4 months 4 days ago #50611

Greatorex wrote: Thanks Clicio, will it matter how much i take off?

Before summer you can cut it quite aggressively. Leave a pair or two of leaves on the branches you choose to prune.
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Help/Advice required 4 months 4 days ago #50617

Thanks again, and final question for now - if you know - with the ficus ginsengs is there a preferential way that I should be cutting/pruning it? Or is it just a 'do whatever you feel like' sort of thing?
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Help/Advice required 4 months 4 days ago #50618

Please don't take it as an offence but the only style I can think of that suits a Ficus Ginseng is a "Ficus Ginseng Style".
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Help/Advice required 4 months 4 days ago #50620

Oh don't worry you won't offend me, be as honest as you want. I don't quite understand your reply though - do you mean they are just not good bonsais? Or just aesthetically you don't like them.
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Help/Advice required 4 months 4 days ago #50621

Greatorex wrote: Oh don't worry you won't offend me, be as honest as you want. I don't quite understand your reply though - do you mean they are just not good bonsais? Or just aesthetically you don't like them.


... actually they are not bonsai at all...
www.bonsaiempire.com/forum/help-me/13175...-help-try-here-first
www.growingbonsai.net/why-is-my-tree-not-a-bonsai/
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Help/Advice required 4 months 4 days ago #50626

Oh sorry all i did not know this and had never seen that message or thought to even ask the question.
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