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DorianJF

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Ficus Natalensis - Root over rock
« on: January 25, 2015, 10:23 AM »
Hi

I have a Natal Fig that was growing in a pot in the back of my dads garden.  I started to do a rock over rock in 2008 and I now really need to take it to the next level.

I have been raising it out of the soil and exposing the lower roots for them to harden off.

My question now is with regards to the styling.

I definitely believe that it needs to be wired and maybe trimmed but would really like to see your thoughts on where to next with the styling.
 

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Re: Ficus Natalensis - Root over rock
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 10:29 AM »
So being the person that I am, I drop this ficus too.  First it was the Ficus Burtt-Davyi and now this one.  LUCKILY no damage except of all the soil falling out.

So a quick repot and here is a close up of the roots
« Last Edit: January 25, 2015, 10:34 AM by DorianJF »
 

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Re: Ficus Natalensis - Root over rock
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 10:31 AM »
And the canopy
 

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Re: Ficus Natalensis - Root over rock
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 01:58 AM »
So I posted these pics onto a Bonsai Facebook page and I got a reply where someone did a virt for me.

Would like to know what anyone thinks?

Yes, No anything???
 ???
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2015, 09:42 AM »
That virt looks good butterfingers. jk. The low branches compliment the roots and the rock.  When is the proper time  to do trunk chop on ficus ?
 

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Re: Ficus Natalensis - Root over rock
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2015, 07:59 PM »
Virt looks nice.  Balances visual weight of large stone.
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 10:34 AM »
That virt looks good butterfingers. jk. The low branches compliment the roots and the rock.  When is the proper time  to do trunk chop on ficus ?
Sponge.  When it comes to my ficus, I totally am.   ;D

Owen.  Thanks so much.

They say one should trim in the beginning of spring because it is a very heavy growth period.  I have usually trimmed all year round but this will be a heavy prune.

Is this correct?