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sepulvd

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New bonsai
« on: August 29, 2014, 06:18 PM »
I just received a bonsai for the first time. All I currently know is its a ficus from what my wife told me. If anyone has more info I appreciate it
 

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Re: New bonsai
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2014, 03:54 AM »
Are those hydroballs on the soil surface?

Kind of looks a benjamina.

What kind of information do you seek?

My ? For you.

Soil? Drainage holes? Location? Plant location? Intentions?

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2014, 03:58 PM »
How much sun it's currently by a window that receives 4-5 hours of sun a day
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2014, 03:58 PM »
No they are rocks
 

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Re: New bonsai
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2014, 06:19 AM »
As long as you don't put it in less light, it should be ok.

Keeping it outside over 50° is best if possible. But only one move out (spring) and in (fall).
More in and out is only a stresser IMO. It needs to acclimate.

I keep some under 16 hour walmart plant bulbs in winter, but the tops need to be thinned regulary so they don't get thicker than the low branching.

Check out bonsaihunk.com for great info.

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2014, 01:06 PM »
Thanks for the info only problem is that from spring to fall is that the sun is out from 5 am to 930 pm tge whole time is that too much sun
 

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Re: New bonsai
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2014, 08:29 PM »
Absolutely not. If the only thing ever making for less light is the movement of the earth. You will be fine. Plenty of time to acclimate. Quite natural actually! ;)

But if you ever have to move it away from a cold draft (the window and its light) you gotta keep it under really intense ($ and hot) artificial or really long (16hr) artificial.

At least this is my take.

And this is really only to keep the leaves from dropping. It will of course, survive under almost any other conditions, but it will never get the trunk size and growth you need to make it a bonsai.

This is really an art that takes a lot of time, patience, and effort. If you get wrapped up in it like the rest of us.... You will have more trees soon, just learn first. Read every post.

Maybe all the air layer ones to get more trees from that one. I don't think theres a wrong time to propogate ficus. It is amazing to watch them grow roots. And you will gain great confidence in your abilities .

How hooked are you?

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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 01:01 AM »
Thank u for the help yea am pretty hooked but I know it's a time game