Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

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Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  mrspickless on Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:03 pm

HI,

I have been asking about getting a Bonsai for many years. This morning I had a delivery of what I thought to be flowers, but instead, inside was a Bonsai. The company that sent it are an internet company and they have not sent ANY details about my tree. I really want to learn as much as I can about this tree so that I don't kill the poor thing. Any advice would be so gratefully received
Thanks in anticipation!






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Re: Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  LanceMac10 on Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:04 pm

First bit of advice.....a photograph. Rolling Eyes

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Re: Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  mrspickless on Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:06 pm

Im trying.. I thought that they had uploaded. Have tried on computer and phone and they just wont do it

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Re: Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  mrspickless on Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:17 pm

I have got them on, but not sure if it is very clear. Not at all sure what I am doing wrong. Strong and heartfelt apologies

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Post  fiona on Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:21 pm


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Re: Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  mrspickless on Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:46 pm

Thanks. I have re done and they are much clearer! What a rigmarole.

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Re: Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  LanceMac10 on Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:54 pm

Looks like a Ficus. I put my in full sun and keep them moist. You can repot now if you would like. What where you questions?

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Re: Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  mrspickless on Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:00 pm

Great. Thank you very much. I can check out everything I need to know!

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Re: Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  Precarious on Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:52 am

Specifically, golden gate ficus.

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Post  beer city snake on Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:59 pm

i thought tiger bark ficus... because of the striations on the bark and the leaf shape...
but i could be wrong.

either way they would be treated the same

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Re: Very sorry to ask this age old question, but can you help ID my Bonsai

Post  JimLewis on Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:16 pm

Keep them moist, yes; wet NO!

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Post  Precarious on Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:59 pm

Two names for same plant. Also known as ficus retusa and ficus microcarpa (and many others, Rolling Eyes )

As to keeping moist, I would err on the side of dry. I've seen ficus in jungles and near-desert conditions, and I've never killed one by dry conditions, only wet.

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Post  bonsaisr on Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:15 pm

The correct name is Ficus microcarpa. I agree you probably have the cultivar 'Kinmen,' the tiger bark fig. Full sun. Keep it outdoors except if it goes below freezing.
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