Day 12 of #lockdown2020: Ficus Mircocarpa, thread grafts and slip potting.


A unexpected turn of events is how I would describe today. When I started off my day I did not think that I would be re-potting a tree and doing a thread graft on the same day. Just shows you that life can be full of surprises. I worked on a small portion of my Ficus collection through out the day and these are the highlights.

The first tree I worked on was a Ficus Microcarpa raft style bonsai tree that I have been training for the last couple of years. You do not see a lot of Ficus trees being used for raft style bonsai trees or at least not where I come from. A raft style bonsai is: a style that represents a tree that has fallen over and continued to grow forming a small cluster of trees along what once was the trunk of a tree. If…

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