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Leo de Leon

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Ficus
« on: June 20, 2010, 05:45 AM »
Ficus microcarpa saikei
 

Larry Gockley

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Re: Ficus
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 10:42 AM »
Another good one Leo. I like the trunk movement and you did a great job with the branches. I like the branch diameters in proportion to their overall length and ramification. Good job. On a side note, can you tell me the difference between ficus microcarpa, and ficus macrocarpa? I know they have common names like " green island", and "green mound", and I'm confused.  Thanks for showing, Larry
 

Leo de Leon

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Re: Ficus
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010, 08:03 AM »
Hi Larry,

Thanks for the nice comments. I think the macrocarpa might have larger leaves and the texture or color of the bark that mine has seems to be darker brown. Well, this one has smaller leaves and it's trunk has nice whitish spots. I am not an expert in ficus and I only have a few. The green island ficus has roundish leaves and compact growth.
For me , the ficus is slow to develop compared to my other tropical bonsai.

Best regards,
Leo
 

bonsaihunk

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Re: Ficus
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2010, 10:18 AM »
Leo,
Nice but I wonder about moving the water buffalo away from the trunk. Seems to distract my eye a bit?
Jerry
 

Leo de Leon

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Re: Ficus
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 07:06 AM »
Hi Jerry,

You are right! Thanks for the advise.
Regards,
Leo