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josorl

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Ficus Tiger Bark
« on: March 31, 2011, 09:23 AM »
Hello friends, I share this work with you. This ficus been 12 years since I have it and grew from seed. Since then I have in training. Now you just need the pot to complete the presentation.

The green ribbon you see, is that I had to make a cut in the base of the branch so that it can drop a bit. Inside I put a little moss to create a little moisture in the cut.
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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 09:28 AM »
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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 05:21 PM »
Good looking tree josori. Do you defoliate more than once a year? Larry
 

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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 05:55 PM »
Hi Larry

Yes at least twice in a year.
 

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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 08:14 PM »
José,

Good to see you posting here.  That's a very nice tree you have there.  For the cut, did you wedge and then match the cuts, or just a simple slice?  I imagine your growing season is long enough to get some really strong growth each year.  Does it ever stop growing?  :)
 

josorl

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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 08:37 PM »
Matsu Hi thanks for the comments.

 I do to cut down branches is not a wedge, is a simple cut but forcing the branch and repeat the cut several times in the same place. This technique I saw it in taiwan and practice with good results. Growth here in PR is practically all year. So I can defoliate several times a year. In my page you can view other jobs.
 

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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 07:09 AM »
That's a beautiful tree. In order to achieve that bend did you cut/slice the top of the branch?...or below?

thanks,

Andy
 

josorl

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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2011, 11:35 PM »
Hello Andy

Answering your question, to lower the arm, I cut the bottom reaching only 50% of the thickness of the branch. You should be careful when you go down the branch to avoid cracking at the top. ;)
 

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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2011, 09:19 AM »
Very nice.  That is my kind of tree.  I have one large, one medium size and several smaller ones I am growing on to something bigger.  Thanks for sharing.  Bill
 

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Re: Ficus Tiger Bark
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 10:42 PM »
well friends, here post the photo of the ficus with the new pot

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