Please Help - How should i style this ficus ????

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Please Help - How should i style this ficus ????

Post  mouzi4us on Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:11 am

Hi Gyus
I've Recently Pruned This Ficus Bonsai , I want to know , Which shape is good for wiring , i ll be so thankful if you show me in the pic


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Re: Please Help - How should i style this ficus ????

Post  Todd Ellis on Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:10 pm

Hello Mouzi,
Styling and wiring will depend on how large a tree you want to end up with. If you want a taller tree, then you will need to leave the branches; let them grow. Your two long branches are very straight; I suggest wiring them and add some bends/curves for interest. Or, during active growth (June - August in most of the USA), prune the two long branches close to the main trunk and let new foliage grow. This will give you a shorter tree, but better proportions, that you can train for an older looking tree. Any pruning will give you more branches; which creates more options in the future. Look at books or online for ficus bonsai and observe what makes them look like beautiful bonsai.
Best of luck,
Todd

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Re: Please Help - How should i style this ficus ????

Post  rolex dragon on Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:27 pm

mouzi4us wrote:Hi Gyus
I've Recently Pruned This Ficus Bonsai , I want to know , Which shape is good for wiring , i ll be so thankful if you show me in the pic


hi mouzi4us,
The plant you have is generally kept in the shorter, partly raised roots style.
a moderate amount of foliage is appreciated with no heavy branches introduced.
see the picture
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Re: Please Help - How should i style this ficus ????

Post  JimLewis on Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:10 pm

The plant you have is generally kept in the shorter, partly raised roots style.
a moderate amount of foliage is appreciated with no heavy branches introduced.
see the picture

I think, if one must have a Ginseng Ficus as a bonsai, most would prefer the shorter root/trunk styling that Mouzi has.

Few consider the typical malsai Ginseng Ficus as more than a houseplant.

Sorry.

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Post  Precarious on Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:54 pm

I wonder what kind of angles those roots can be bent to, or will individual 'legs' tend to just break off if you bend them.

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:57 am

They are very brittle...

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Post  cpt. on Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:00 pm

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ha ha, in a hypothetical world and with lots of time and selective developement

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