Ficus bonsai care

Ficus Bonsai: Easy-care indoor bonsai with attractive aerial roots ✅ Care and design instructions ✅ Rarely pest infestation or diseases ✅

Bonsai care

The fig tree (fig, ficus), especially the small-leaved species such as the Banyan fig, are well suited for the design as bonsai. The keeping of the fig tree as an indoor bonsai is uncomplicated. It can be described as a good bonsai beginner tree (inexpensive, available everywhere, easy to style, fast-growing).


Indoor bonsai hardly grow in our apartments in winter due to lack of light. Therefore they do not need fertilization during this time. During the growing period, however, fertilizers should be applied regularly and frequently. You can use all fertilizers offered in the bonsai trade. We recommend Biogold Bonsai fertilizer from Japan. The advantages are: You only need to think about fertilizing every 4-6 weeks (then press the pellets into the soil) and above all - Biogold does not smell.

If you take Bonsai liquid fertilizer for your Ficus Bonsai - give from March to September calmly the double. These liquid fertilizers do not contain very much nitrogen (usually 3%). In our opinion, this is not enough. We give a lot more in our bonsai nursery.

Watering, Pouring

As bonsai from tropical areas, Ficus species should not dry out. They don't have to be kept wet all the time either. Moderately damp is best. Often we are asked how often you have to water the bonsai. This question is difficult to answer. It depends on many factors. In summer on the balcony on a windy day you often have to water twice a day. In the winter in the flat it can be that once in the week must be poured. It's best to put your palm on the ground. If it feels wet, it doesn't need to be poured. A ball shower for the irrigation of indoor bonsai has proved itself well.

Ficus bonsai tree - Advantages for bonsai design

  • Ficus types are very well cut-compatible. A bonsai sprouts well again after pruning.
  • Ficus bonsai trees are evergreen. So they can enjoy the tree all year round.
  • As an easy-care bonsai, a Ficus tree is well suited for beginners or as a gift.
  • Although he likes a lot of light, a ficus with relative light gets along well. Nevertheless - keep as bright as possible.
  • Many styles, even cascades, are easy to create. The often existing aerial roots look very attractive.
  • Ficus bonsai trees are hardly affected by pests and are not susceptible to disease.

Ficus Bonsai - Import - Pictures from China

Ficus Bonsai - import - selection from the producer

Ficus Bonsai - Stock pictures

Ficus Bonsai - Stock pictures

Bonsai - Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How often do I have to water my ficus bonsai?

Often we are asked how often you have to pour your Ficus bonsai. This question is difficult to answer. It depends on many factors.

In the summer on the balcony on a windy day you often have to water twice a day. In the winter in the apartment it may be that once a week must be poured. It is best to put the palm of your hand on the soil. If he feels damp it does not need to be watered. A ball shower for watering indoor bonsai works well.

My Ficus bonsai gets yellow leaves - What can I do ?

The fig tree species we offer (Ficus retusa) needs a lot of light even in the darker seasons. Often, the banyan fig in the darker winter months suffers from lack of light.

If a Ficus bonsai gets yellow leaves this is almost always due to lack of light. Lack of light occurs especially after the purchase (the tree comes from the bright greenhouse in a much darker room) and in winter, when the days are short and dark. Then the ficus drops some leaves inside the crown. Find the brightest place in the apartment and put it there. Best is a south side, directly on the window.

Sometimes, especially in winter, it can take a few weeks or months for the tree to get new leaves. Do not be alarmed. Simply set brightly, pour moderately (without allowing to dry out) and do not fertilize or repot until the leaves sprout again.

Bonsaischule Wenddorf - Profile

Our Bonsainursery, today located in Wenddorf (Germany), was founded in 1993 as a Bonsai center in Leipzig. The most important goal from the beginning was the cultivation of high quality bonsai raw material.

In Europe, there is little experience with it. Therefore, all techniques had to be developed independently. Most bonsai friends know: A long, arduous journey. Today we have come a good step closer to our goal. 10000 bonsai blanks with very good roots indicate that.

As a specialized bonsai dealer we have been established the bonsai retailers business via Internet since 1999. Today we send many 1000 orders annually. You can also visit us directly in Wenddorf and choose your bonsai from us.

In order to guarantee best prices, we import almost all products directly from the manufacturer. Mostly from China, Japan, Taiwan, Spain.