FICUS BONZAI

  • Scientific name: Ficus retusa
  • Place of origin: Tropics.
  • Description: Popular variety for bonsai. It is generally shaped into an s-curved trunk bearing oval, dark green leaves. Flowers maybe hidden in small receptacles from which yellow, green, red or purple-blue tiny fruits appear which are edible.
  • Grow best: In bright to partial shade, in well-draining but moist soil. Regular trimming suggested for a good and dense appearance. Watering needed just to prevent the soil from becoming bone dry yet moist. Sticking a finger in the soil to check from time to time, is advised
  • Use: Indoors and outdoors.