Ficus Bonsai, There More Than Good House Plants
Ficus bonsai or willow leaf ficus are one of the better
bonsai for beginners. Also
for anyone wanting a trouble free plant for the home or office. Itís
indoor bonsai tree
that can handle poor lighting conditions and really warm rooms.
A Ficus plant is a tree that is native to the tropics and
even into the semi-warm temperature zones. This means that itís a tree
that comes from warm environments and thrives in these conditions.
Many people buy ficus bonsai because they are low maintenance
and ideal for displaying on coffee table or dining table as a table
This popular indoor bonsai is recommended for decorating a home or
office and does well in low to high lighting conditions.
One of the more interesting ficus plants is a
braided ficus twist
which is actually two ficus bonsai trees braided together at they grow.
Ficus Bonsai Sale
This tree has leaves that are a lighter shade of green.
Shaped for easy trimming.
This a very nice tall plant with broad leaves. This evergreen
plant is recommended for indoors and is very easy to maintain.
Exposed roots growing over a textured rock. Its a
good display tree to use for beginners.
Unique looking Bonsai Trees
Probably one of the most interesting features of a ginseng ficus
tree is the root system. You can see from the ginseng ficus
bonsai trees below that they are quite thick and twisted. Not quite as
twisted braided ficus tree its also known as ficus retusa or banyan fig.
As with all bonsai age has a lot to do with the price. The older
a bonsai tree gets, the higher in value it
becomes. All of the
specimen bonsai for sale below are over
15 years old and have heavy trunks with exposed aerial roots.
Does very well in low to high lighting conditions.
7 year old Green Emerald ficus
Has oval to roundish dark green shiny leaves. Will forms rosettes at the
end of its branches if kept trimmed.
Easily develops aerial roots when kept humid.
Different than other Ficus varieties in that the leaves are
much thicker. This one would make a nice table
You can buy other Japanese pottery to match
your home decor but I would wait until the tree has acclimatized to your
home after shipping.
23 years old and measures 20 inches tall.
Extra large Ficus
This is an extra large taiwan ficus or banyan fig.
Unique feature is the reddish bark dotted with small
horizontal flecks, similar to tiger-like markings.
Potted in an 11 inch brown mica container.
The top of the plant as you can see is quite compact and a nice
dark green color.
The popular feature of a ginseng bonsai of course are the small dark oval green leaves which alternate up the stem more so than a Benjamina.
Reddish grey bark is dotted with small horizontal flecks, that
give is a sort of tiger like marking.
Another good one is the green island ficus
Ficus Bonsai On Sale
Price is only $59.95
Decorative rocks, a well to hold water and a ceramic bridge.
What more could you want in a plant arrangement. Except
maybe the figurine completes this restful landscape.
Ficus Bonsai Tree Care
Like other indoor bonsai, watering is an important issue when
ficus retusa bonsai. While this tree is pretty forgiving about its
watering requirements, it doesn't like being over watered. You
should let the soil dry out between watering.
An easy way to check for
dry soil is by simply sticking your finger into the dirt. If itís dry (
hopefully not powder dry) then water it gently. Donít overwater this
Any ficus plant can get stressed out very easily when it comes to different air
temperature and levels of humidity. If you can, keep your Ficus in a room that has
even temperature all the time it will grow better. Only move it if the temperature
becomes too extreme.
You can tell if your bonsai is under stress if the leaves
start to fall off. If this happens just make sure that your tree moved
to an area that has even room temperatures and keep watering and
fertilizing as normal.
Ficus bonsai are a tropical tree so you will need to keep the
humidity of the tree up. Air inside a house tends to be quite dry due to
air conditioners and other human activity.
people place a bowl or tray of water under the tree (not so the
pot is sitting in the water mind you) as this creates a nice humidity
level near your tree. Otherwise you can simply get a misting spray bottle and
spray the ficus tree twice a day in very hot weather.
The best way to grow ficus bonsai trees in
any room is to provide a humidity drip tray,
which is always recommended when you buy bonsai trees. Humidity is important or you might find that
the leaves become waxy and fall off. This happens to be one of the
reasons you will like the ficus houseplant above, it has it own water