FICUS PANDA

  • Place of origin: From your nursery supplier
     
  • Description: The Panda is a bonzai adaptation of  F.benjamini. The bonsai treatment results in round thick leaves which alternate up the stem. A brown to reddish bark covers a heavy trunk which develops aerial roots.
     
  • Grow best: Stable growing conditions as for F. benjamini is also applicable to this bonsai Ficus. Water well to keep soil moist. Loves to be sprayed and misted.  Fertilize  bi-weekly throughout the year. Regular leaf and branch pruning encourages new shoot growth. To maintain shape cut back to the last two leaves on shoots that have grown 5-6 leaves.
     
  • Use: Ornamental for indoors or verandah.