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Post  johnb on Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:14 pm

I am young person in the space of bonsais .and this is my little fig.... I found in the nature and I shaped thιs ....I hear opinions



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Re: my little fig

Post  Storm on Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:41 pm

Hi there, and welcome!
I think a good start would be to read up a bit on the species, and look at several pictures of bonsai's, to get inspiration.
Most trees that are sold as bonsai trees in gardencentres etc are shaped a bit like yours. Most bonsai artists shape trees like they often look in nature. How old trees would look. I would reduce the bend on the trunk. Make it a more subtle bending and not a too sudden turn.
What do you have it planted in btw, under the moss?
And how is the pot made? A crucial thing for bonsai tree are drainage. If waterlogging is happening, it could easilly rot the roots. So, there should be a hole under the pot.
Figs like a lot of sun, but are a tough species, so its a good idea to start with.
Are you sure its a fig btw? I dont know much about identifying plants and trees, but I havent seen that type before.
Good luck!


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Post  Jerry Meislik on Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:42 pm

Looks like a good start.
You can pinch out the terminal tip to force some back-budding to get some branches developing.
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