August Ficus Work

Bonsai Iterate

A friend of mine shared that August 11 (an oddly specific date) is the “perfect time to repot ficus.” I’m not sure exactly where he got that info, but coupled with the familiar “hottest day of the year” advice, I will conclude that it is not too late to repot two small ficus I have been meaning to get to.

Both trees are very early in their development. The first is this Ficus microcarpa which I have dubbed “Captain Jack.”

Jack has been allowed to grow out a fair bit, but I’d like to start working on developing a branch structure. I already lost an opportunity to develop some branching by letting it grow out too long. You may be able to see, in the image above, that some of the long extensions began branching, but all of those are too far away from the trunk…

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