Life is going on for my Willow Leafe Ficus's Root

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Life is going on for my Willow Leafe Ficus's Root

Post  Martin on Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:59 am

Here are the roots of the Willow leaf Ficus that I cut off from my re-potting this year. Instead of throwing them away, I grew them in a 55 gallon fish tank covered with clear plastic bags and water underneath to created the humidity in the air and extended their life. The last couple of years I didn't do this and they always dried out from the dry California weather. These picture were taken today after 6 weeks living in the fish tank. They are on the way to a new life. Maybe this will become a nice bonsai in 10 years, who knows. But at least their life is going on. Laughing









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Post  Poink88 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:05 am

Congrats!

I did the same on my Salicaria root trimmings as shown on a tutorial by Rob K...and I have 2 going strong. I just planted in a pot so it took longer but they both survived. Smile

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Post  Jerry Meislik on Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:30 pm

Nicely done.
Another way is to leave the root buried except for about an inch exposed above the soil. Prevents the drying out problem.
Jerry

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