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Ficus (Fig tree) bonsai care: Uncomplicated, easy-care, fast-growing

Ficus Bonsai
Ficus Bonsai

Fig tree care - General information:

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).

The care tips listed here apply to the following fig tree bonsai species or Ficus varieties: Ficus benjamina, Ficus carica, Ficus microcarpa (Ficus ginseng), Ficus pandora, Ficus retusa (banyan fig, Chinese fig tree), Ficus sikkimensis, Ficus Starlight.

Fig tree care - Fertilizing:

In the growing period (March to September) they should fertilize their fig tree Bonsai abundantly. All commercially available Bonsai liquid fertilizers as well as organic solid fertilizers (e. g. Biogold, Hanagokoro) are suitable.

Fig tree care - Cutting:

The branches of the fig tree are best pruned during the growing season (March to September), although in the remaining time a cut is possible (in high light). The shoots are allowed to grow for 1-2 months and then shortened to 1-2 pairs of leaves. If necessary, a fig tree can also be cut back radically. This is best done in spring (March-April). Then the fig tree has enough time after the pruning and again can drive out plenty of new shoots. If the fig tree Bonsai stands in the dwelling they should not cut it (because of lack of light) in the autumn and winter. They can heal "bleeding" wounds (latex) with charcoal powder. But it is not necessary in every case.

Bonsai fig tree care - Location, light:

The fig bonsai species we offer (Ficus retusa, Banyan fig) needs a lot of light even in the darker seasons. Often, the Banyan fig in the darker winter months suffers from lack of light. Then she drops some leaves inside the crown. In the dark season place your fig bonsai directly in the window.

Fig Tree Bonsai - Wiring:

Wiring of fig bonsai is possible throughout the growing season. Caution - with strong growth of the tree, the bonsai wire quickly leaves marks on the bark. Similarly, the bark can be injured when wiring the bonsai. Work carefully !

Ficus bonsai care - Watering:

Water your fig bonsai moderately only with tempered, preferably lime-poor water. A fig bonsai requires a steady supply of water. The root ball should be neither too wet nor too dry. A fig tree bonsai is grateful for occasional overspray of the leaves with not too calcareous water.

Bonsai fig tree care - Repotting:

Repotted every 2-3 years in spring. The roots can be shortened by about 1/3. Suitable substrates are the commercially available bonsai soils like Akadama. The substrate should definitely prevent waterlogging.

Fig bonsai - Suitable Bonsai Styles:

A fig tree bonsai can be designed as a single plant or group in different styles. Often you can see upright bonsai, sometimes little forrests. Even fig tree cascades are well feasible.