The Ficus genus belongs to the family of mulberry plants or Moraceae, and it’s the most popular indoor tree species for Bonsai beginners. They can be found on every continent in the tropic regions and are very suitable for indoor Bonsai.
DETAILS: Plant height: 8"-12"; Nursery pot width: 6"
LIKES: The Ficus Bonsai appreciates bright, indirect light. Place it near a window where it can receive plenty of filtered sunlight. Additionally, it enjoys a consistent environment, so try to avoid sudden temperature fluctuations. Regular pruning and shaping will help maintain its bonsai form, ensuring a healthy and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
DISLIKES: Ficus Bonsai dislikes overwatering, which can lead to root rot. Allow the soil to dry out between watering to prevent this issue. Sudden changes in its environment, such as drafts or extreme temperature variations, can cause stress. Also, avoid placing it in areas with low humidity, as this might result in leaf drop or browning.
WATERING AND FEEDING: The Ficus should be watered generously whenever the soil gets slightly dry. The Bonsai Ficus prefers room temperature soft water and it can tolerate occasional over, or underwatering. We advise daily misting to maintain humidity, but too much misting can create fungal problems. The warmer the placement of the fig during winter, the more water it needs. If it’s kept in a cooler place it only needs to be kept slightly moist.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Bonsai trees are a miniaturized nature. Recent studies have shown that having a connection with nature can lower your blood pressure, improve your mood and give you a ton of other practical benefits.