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Ficus Retusa

Genus: Ficus

Family: Moraceae

Botanical Name: Ficus Retusa

Originating from Asia, the Ficus Retusa is an evergreen specimen with alternate oval, leathery, dark green leaves and an outstanding yellowish bark with scattered pale dotted smudges and amazing aerial roots, granting this tree a unique look. To keep it happy, avoid dry or drafty conditions and to create an high-humidity environment.

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This specimen is suitable for most styles, such as informal upright, slanting, root over the rock, landscaping, and more.

Location and Position

The Ficus Retusa is great as indoor Bonsai. It needs good light but not direct sunlight.


The leaves and trunk of this tree will benefit from regular misting, encouraging the productions of the aerial roots and keeping a good level of humidity. This plant needs to be watered well and requires moist soil.


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Chinese Elm

Genus: Ulmus

Family: Ulmacea

Botanical Name: Ulmus Parvifolia

Native to Asia with alternate leathery leaves and a beautiful mix of grey and orange surrounding the bark, This tree can be deciduous or evergreen based on its growing location (indoor or outdoor). The specimen produces very fine twigs, branches, and consequentially, small leaves, making it one of the most popular trees cultivated as Bonsai.

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The Ulmus Parvifolia is usually presented in very sinuous stiles, such as informal upright, slanting, cascade, and semi-cascade, but it also looks great in many other styles, such as broom, literati, over the rock, group planting, and so forth.

Location and Position

Thanks to its adaptability, the Ulmus Parvifolia is a great specimen for both indoor or outdoor. It needs full sun during the spring and a bit of shade in summer. If it will be subjected to severe frost, then it is advisable to protect…

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Olive Bonsai

Genus: Olea

Family: Oleacea

Botanical Name: Olea Europea

This tree is considered the king of the trees and is seen as a symbol of peace. It is a Mediterranean species extremely appreciated as Bonsai thanks to its natural contorted and gnarled way of growing, along with its beautiful soft grey bark colour. The Olea Europea is an evergreen with opposite green leaves, which produce small flowers at the end of spring and the well-known olives in early winter.

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Location and Position

An indoor and outdoor specimen, the Olea Europea is a tough tree, but it dislikes freezing temperature and requires protection during the winter. It is best grown outdoors from spring to autumn and positioned in full sun in the summer. However, it can be grown indoors all year round.


This tree suits most styles, such as informal upright, slanting, root over the rock, twin-trunk, and forest, just to…

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