Author Topic: Ficus Microcarpa progression  (Read 8314 times)

bonsaihunk

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2009, 08:30 AM »
Chris,
looks like a good plan.
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bonsaikc

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2009, 04:25 PM »
Jerry, thanks! I am really having fun with this one.

chris
 

joe cervantes

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2009, 11:03 PM »
Beautiful. More pics!!! :)
 

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2011, 11:11 AM »
New photo of the ficus! It's coming right along and moving into the refinement stage. I still have to reduce the top to smaller growth but should have at least one more opportunity to do that this summer.
 

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2011, 02:11 PM »
Nice progression and lots lots of helpful information. Thanks for sharing! I'm looking to add a ficus to my collection and will be referring back to this thread. Please keep us updated!

Chris
 

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2011, 04:19 PM »
So here's the tree at work with me. Boss said no but I thought I'd give him a chance to see it before he makes his "final" decision. See what I just did there?  ;)
 

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2011, 04:56 PM »
Hey, I'm curious - are you still doing the "plastic bag greenhouse" thing every winter? If not, have you implemented another method to increase humidity in the growing area?

Chris
 

bonsaikc

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2011, 07:44 PM »
I plan to do it again this year. It never hurts to increase the humidity of a ficus, and trapping the heat in there helps tremendously. I don't know if the window at work will be insulated enough, I may have to take the tree back home.

Chris
 

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2011, 08:11 PM »
Questions from a beginner who really liked what you did with your ficus!
When you wrapped the tree with the wet sphagnum moss, why did you cover the moss with aluminum foil?  Could you use a plastic wrap like an air layer?  Did you keep the moss wet with just water, or did you add anything?  Finally, would a little rooting hormone powder help get the process started if my golden gate ficus with the unnatural S curve does not have any roots visible to start with?

Loved the progression of photos and information.  Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Ficus Microcarpa progression
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2011, 03:29 PM »
Questions from a beginner who really liked what you did with your ficus!
When you wrapped the tree with the wet sphagnum moss, why did you cover the moss with aluminum foil?  Could you use a plastic wrap like an air layer?  Did you keep the moss wet with just water, or did you add anything?  Finally, would a little rooting hormone powder help get the process started if my golden gate ficus with the unnatural S curve does not have any roots visible to start with?

Loved the progression of photos and information.  Thanks for sharing.

You could use plastic instead of foil, either way the moisture will stay inside. I used foil because that's what I saw Fuku Bonsai using, and it's easy to handle and form and doesn't stick to itself like cling wrap. You should never need to use rooting hormone to get  a healthy ficus to sprout roots. I think this one is Golden Gate if I remember correctly. Just keep it humid and the roots will come.