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SpongeMann

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Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:40 PM »
I had a F.Aurea root wrapped around a cedar stump. But it hasn't grown any leaves so I  dug it up to check the roots. It only had to new feeder roots so I just potted it without the stump to let it grow more .  My f aurea cutting needed a better place. Hey stump!
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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 08:48 PM »
It has many hollows .  It was full of ants. But I evicted them after they did all the work building the place. I carved a few extra holes on top. And placed a root through each one.
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 08:54 PM »
These F. Aurea root so easily I don't use rooting hormone.
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2015, 01:07 AM »
That is awesome

Did you treat the wood first with something?
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2015, 01:17 AM »
No I didn't. It was in a pot with the ficus root  and in high humidity but I guess it doesn't rot easy. The little bit of bark that was on there was the only thing that rotted out.I only filled the stump with amaybe a cup of coarse sand and compost. And I used deer mass as a plug and it holds moisture and oxygen pretty good. I get good root ramification from the coarse builders sand.
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2015, 08:38 AM »
Interesting.

I would be very worried about rot setting in but good luck.

Would like to see how this one continues.
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 09:13 AM »
I am going to try to keep an eye on it. It was in a wet pot for a year  , still l hope  It'll be ok . I shouldve treated it . It completely slipped my mind. I'm going to feed it heavily this year .  let's see what happens.lol
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015, 02:09 PM »
Hi everyone. I removed the the F Aurea. And placed a tiger bark cutting in its place the leaves were just too big . I put the Aurea cutting in a 2 1/2foot tall  pot and it took off. It doesn't have much foliage .  I am trying to shorten it more
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2015, 09:31 AM »
Hi everyone . I decided it wasn't a bad idea to transplant the cutting since I have touched it since I planted it . The cutting was kind of long since the mother plant was extremely long and leggy. So I pruned it as low as I could atm. I am bringing my ficus pre bonsai indoors and under CFL lights to get close internodes . The stump needs to be tilted to the left next repot.
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2015, 09:38 AM »
 I met a nice woman at Eve's Garden she was buying mud men for her husband. I didn't know about mud men so I thanked her and told her to tell her husband to check out B.S.G.
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2015, 09:47 AM »
I added some mosses from the Blue Ridge Mountains.
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2015, 09:55 AM »
My ficus stay in a cooler that usually builds moisture but it's too cool outside . So I use a candle warmer to raise the humidity.
 

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Re: Why not try Root over deadwood Ficus Aurea
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2015, 11:49 AM »
I wanted to placed the tree off to a side . But the hole in the top was better for the roots to grow naturally. I only added soil in the hole on top . The roots snaked down the stump. I am stumped on a future design for this cutting . I already have a few banyan style pre bonsai I am working  . So I want this one to be different . I would appreciate if you guys could give me ideas maybe a virtual . Thanks