Irrigation and pruning a ficus bonsai -The Ficus is the classic indoor bonsai. He can grow well in low light, where other plants would not be able to survive and requires very little care to live healthy. The variety found in nature is thousands (starting with the common fig, Ficus repens up to the creepers) but what is most commonly used technique is the bonsai ficus retusa.
The trunk of this Ficus is rugged and winding, with the bark very clear, sometimes marked by horizontal white patches. In adult specimens the base of the trunk is rich in twisted roots that always arouse a strong impression. But the feature that makes it unique among the Ficus bonsai is that of aerial roots. Which, starting from the branches coming down to the ground, becoming in turn the secondary trunks. The leaves are oval, pointed, of a beautiful green color, is also not uncommon to see bear fruit this plant, which produces small yellowish figs.
Use a watering can with a handheld delicate, thoroughly water the ficus bonsai, but only when the soil is dry, repeating the operation two or three times every few minutes to make sure that the soil absorbs the water completely paid. If your bonsai is kept indoors, it becomes important to make sure, before watering, the soil is still wet.
In autumn, when the days begin to get shorter and the sun is lower, irrigation should be thinned out, because the bonsai will consume much less water, compared to the summer.
The best time for pruning of Ficus bonsai is spring, you can cut the branches with the certainty of an early vegetative growth.
Remember that the wood of this tree is soft and fibrous. Therefore, healing occurs so fast but not very aesthetic especially large cuts tend to form a bulge too, so it is important with pasta healing.
The pruning of the branches is carried out with the concave cutter and the choice of the branches to be shortened or eliminated depends on the style of bonsai. In any case be eliminated branches that develop in the vertical direction, those that intersect, or that grow inward and those that arise under the base of another branch. Furthermore, in the presence of opposite branches or parallel, one of the two must be cut.This page is often found with these terms