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Our experience - your advantage

Own production of bonsai<br/>Direct import = small prices

Own production of bonsai
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Ficus Bonsai (Banyan fig tree): Popular, easy-care indoor bonsai for beginners

Ficus bonsai (Fig tree)

Ficus Bonsai - General:

Ficus Bonsai (fig tree), especially the small-leaved species, are well suited for the design as indoor bonsai. The keeping of a ficus as a indoor bonsai is uncomplicated. A ficus is a good bonsai beginner tree.

The Ficus Bonsai belong to a plant genus with over 800 species. The different Ficus species grow both tree- and shrub-like and occur mainly in South Asia. Only a small part of the ficus species are suitable for the design as a bonsai tree. The Ficus tree species offered as Bonsai are evergreen.

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, purchase:

Ficus species offered on the market as bonsai are: Ficus benjamina, Ficus microcarpa and Ficus retusa. Often one finds special Ficus varieties designed as Bonsai. Like the ficus ginseng or the ficus panda. In our shop we primarily offer Ficus retusa, the Banyan fig. This type of ficus is best suited as bonsai. Ficus retusa bonsai trees are characterised by a mostly interesting trunk, small leaves and often many interesting aerial roots. We no longer offer Ficus Ginseng. The bulbously thickened roots of Ficus Ginseng look unattractive. Such plants never become an attractive bonsai.

We buy Ficus Bonsai directly from the producer in China (see pictures at the bottom of this page). The plants arrive in Wenddorf in early spring and will be completely restyled over the summer. From August we will then put the new trees in our shop. If you want to buy a Ficus Bonsai - please select a tree below. You get exactly your selected Ficus Bonsai.

Ficus Bonsai - light, location:

Ficus Bonsai tolerate very little light as they often grow in nature under the crowns of larger trees. Little light does not mean dark. Compared to other indoor bonsai Ficus Bonsai tolerate less light. However, they should placed still bright to very bright. In spring and summer a Ficus Bonsai can also be placed on the balcony or in the garden. The first 2 weeks it should then be placed half-shady otherwise the leaves can get sunburned. In the cold season you should protect a Ficus Bonsai from cold draughts.

Ficus Bonsai - Temperature:

Ficus Bonsai come mostly from tropical and subtropical areas. Ie. the Ficus Bonsai traded in Europe do not tolerate temperatures below 4°C. Already from 6°C they drop the first leaves. If you put your Ficus Bonsai outside in spring / summer, no temperatures below 6°C should occur.

Ficus Bonsai - 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 - Fertilizing:

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.

Ficus Bonsai - Repotting:

If a Ficus = fig tree Bonsai grows well it should be repotted at least every 3 years. Under normal room conditions, however, a period of 4-5 years is probably sufficient. It is best to carefully lift the bonsai out of its pot at the end of February. If the root ball is strongly rooted, it can be repotted. The roots are then usually cut back a little so that there is space again in the pot and the fine branching of the roots increases. If the bonsai substrate is not strongly rooted, you can carefully push the tree back into the pot and wait another year before repotting.

Ficus Bonsai - Import - Pictures from buying in China:

Ficus bonsai - import - ficus bonsai in the field

Ficus Bonsai - import - selection from the producer

Ficus Bonsai - Import - Rock Formations

Ficus Bonsai - import - selection from the producer