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General Category => Tropical Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Leo de Leon on June 20, 2010, 05:45 AM

Title: Ficus
Post by: Leo de Leon on June 20, 2010, 05:45 AM
Ficus microcarpa saikei
Title: Re: Ficus
Post by: Larry Gockley 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
Title: Re: Ficus
Post by: Leo de Leon 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
Title: Re: Ficus
Post by: bonsaihunk 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
Title: Re: Ficus
Post by: Leo de Leon on August 08, 2010, 07:06 AM
Hi Jerry,

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