This is a tree that I bought from Lone Pine Nursery right before I left California in 2009 as a rooted cutting in a 4" pot. I absolutely love the foliage which takes on a nice dark green and has branches that naturally zigzag. It grows like a weed, and I have had it under 24/7 HPS lamps in the winter and outside in summer. This variety of ficus will put on 3-4 1" thick branches in a single growing season under these conditions. I have taken cuttings off it, which root easily, and this one tree has spawned a couple dozen others, the farthest along now have an almost 2" caliper at the base of the trunk and nice spreading nebari. Like I said, they grow like weeds.
This is one of the few trees I have taken pictures of at various stages. I learned a lot, and realize that it has some flaws that might prevent it from becoming a really good bonsai. However, most of the real problems can be solved by letting the lower trunk thicken up (which will also help seal up some of those wounds).
The first 2 pictures are from 2010 right before I seriously butchered it by removing 3 1" thick branches.
The second picture is right before I tried approach grafting a couple branches in 2011. I learned an important lesson, which is always wire the branch that will be the approach graft, as it snapped the bottom of the tree off and I ended up having to use one of the new grafted branches as the new leader.