Ficus sp. time to defoliate

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Ficus sp. time to defoliate

Post  amazonida on Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:48 am

Hi, i have a few ficus here. Can anyone tell the species? i have recently prune it, so i'm waiting to grow. In what kind of pot shoul i put it? rectangular ones or oval ones? here in Brazil we don't have pot that big. the producers are not so good with rectangular ones.
Suggestions are welcome

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Re: Ficus sp. time to defoliate

Post  Marlon Machado on Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:24 pm

Do you have a close-up picture of the leaves? The picture is not very good to identify which ficus species it is.

Anyway, I believe a shallow oval pot is your best choice for pot, specially if you are going to shape this tree in a banyan style (take a look at examples of it on Google Images).

Cerâmica Petrópolis has some good options of large pots for you to choose, and you can also choose which color you want the pot to be. Check the website below:

http://www.cerpetropolis.com.br/

Another good option for quality pots in larger sizes is Bonsai Kai:

http://www.bonsaikai.com.br/Vasos.htm

Take also a look at Nipon Bonsai:

http://www.niponbonsai.com.br/

Cheers,

Marlon Machado
Bahia, Brazil.

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Post  Marlon Machado on Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:46 pm

Another option is for you to make the pots yourself - the easiest way is making cement pots, which are good as training pots. Here is a link to a discussion on the subject here at IBC:

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/pots-f3/homemade-pots-t198.htm

And below is a explanation of the technique:

http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATPaperBonsaiPots.html

The site below explains a similar technique (in Portuguese):

http://www.atelierdobonsai.com.br/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5535

Check out this site too (in Portuguese), under the heading "Vaso Orgânico", for a yet another technique:

http://www.bonsaimt.com.br/category/o-bonsai/vasos-bonsai/

Cheers,

Marlon Machado
Bahia, Brazil.

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