SCIENTIFIC NAME: Ficus natalensis
COMMON NAME: Crater Fig
SPECIFICS: 20″ Height. 7″Nebari. 11″Rock. 1″ Trunk at first branch. 17″Pot
UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS: Ficus natalensis is often used for root over rock, exposed root or banyan style bonsai. It grows a multitude of aerial roots in a short time. Very fast grower and responds well to pruning and wiring. Can be grown indoors or in low light conditions. Makes numerous aerial roots. Ficus likes full sun and moderate water and fertilizer. This is a tropical tree, keep away from freezing temperatures.
Root over Rock bonsai are developed by placing a rooted cutting in the 1st year of its development over a rock and binding the roots in place with grafting tape. The tree and rock is then planted deep in organic nursery soil and over the next 2 years the soil is dropped progressively exposing the roots as they thicken and develop. In the 3rd year they are planted in bonsai soil and the training is continued. This tree is 2nd year in of development. It is fused beautifully to the rock. As the tree develops in further years it will be a real specimen root over rock.
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