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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32816

I just defoliated this little 'Bonsai in training' to get smaller leaves. ..also wired it. Reminds me of a 'Tree of Life'. I know it has one long branch but I am hesitate to trim it to match the branch on the other side .... I need some advice please. It is in a make-shift Bonsai dish for now. . Thank you in advance ...

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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32826

i think for now, just leave it alone...
let it grow bigger until it has several branches...
Then you can analyze what style is suitable...
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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32838

Nice tree.
I got a few of these tree, I cut all leaves off and brake out the tips, the tree then will drive new branches.
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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32842

Indo Andreas wrote: Nice tree.
I got a few of these tree, I cut all leaves off and brake out the tips, the tree then will drive new branches.


I hope to get a nice tree free from you...hahaha :lol:
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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32843

If you come to Indonesia, no problem, customs on your side can be so.
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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32846

Indo Andreas wrote: If you come to Indonesia, no problem, customs on your side can be so.

i'm from indonesia too, i live in cianjur... :lol:
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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32847

Let me know when in Town, Cilandak KKO Jakarta Selatan
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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32848

ok...i will call you if i come to jakarta..
it's been a long way i never come to jakarta, i'm very busy with my work...
Hopefully we can meet, and sharing together...
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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32849

Smossoo wrote: I just defoliated this little 'Bonsai in training' to get smaller leaves. ..also wired it. Reminds me of a 'Tree of Life'. I know it has one long branch but I am hesitate to trim it to match the branch on the other side .... I need some advice please. It is in a make-shift Bonsai dish for now. . Thank you in advance ...


You should be working on ramification / branch placement / trunk etcetera before trying to get smaller leaves.
I don't understand why you removed all foliage, except at the tips?
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Ficus from nursery stock 1 year 5 months ago #32850

Correct me if I am wrong, we have the main branch and it splits and splits until we have a system of smaller and smaller twigs. This “twigginess” is evocative of a mature tree, ramification. With this kind of ficus you cut all the leaves off and the branch develops plenty new twigs, if you only clip the tip it may just turn and break a new tip where the old was clipped. Thats the reason why you take the leaves off.
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