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Ficus bonsai

Ficus bonsai

Regular price Dhs. 2,000.00 AED
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  1. Species: Ficus bonsai is typically Ficus microcarpa, although other ficus species may also be used for bonsai cultivation.

  2. Appearance: Ficus bonsai has small, glossy green leaves and a smooth grayish bark. Its branches are often twisted and contorted, giving it a unique and artistic appearance.

  3. Light: Ficus bonsai prefers bright, indirect sunlight. Place it near a window where it can receive plenty of natural light without being exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods, especially during the hottest part of the day.

  4. Temperature: Ficus bonsai prefers warm temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be protected from frost.

  5. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings, but do not let it dry out completely. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.

  6. Humidity: Ficus bonsai prefers moderate to high humidity. Mist the foliage regularly, especially during dry weather or when grown indoors. You can also place the bonsai on a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles to increase humidity around the plant.

  7. Fertilization: Fertilize Ficus bonsai regularly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Reduce fertilization during the fall and winter months when growth slows down.

  8. Pruning and Training: Prune Ficus bonsai regularly to maintain its shape and size. Use sharp, clean bonsai shears to trim back new growth and shape the tree as desired. Wiring can also be used to train the branches into the desired position, but take care not to damage the bark.

  9. Repotting: Repot Ficus bonsai every 2-3 years in the spring or early summer. Use a well-draining bonsai soil mix and prune back some of the roots to encourage new growth. Repotting helps refresh the soil and allows the bonsai to develop a more compact root system.

  10. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests such as scale, spider mites, and aphids. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Ficus bonsai are generally resistant to diseases but may develop root rot if overwatered.

With proper care and attention, Ficus bonsai can thrive and become a beautiful addition to your home or garden. Enjoy the process of caring for and shaping your bonsai tree as it grows and matures over time.

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