Article 58 – ‘Wiring a Ficus’

Taiga Bonzai

Hi, welcome to Taiga Bonzai, in this post we look at an alternative way to wiring a Ficusretusa.

Introduction – This small Ficus ginseng (Ficusretusa) in the Komonoclass (15cm to 26cm) native to Asia has been pruned many times over the years and the cuttings were preserved by placing them in a glass jar filled with tap water. After a few weeks, the cuttings developed root systems and were planted out in plastic pots and when stable (good evidence of growth) were given to students to practise their bonsai styling skills.

Ficus ginseng

Question – We get questions on styling to which we respond, but we are of a conviction that ‘one learns by doing’ nevertheless, here is a question we received from one of our followers on this very subject. “I wired my Ficus into its intended shape, but when I went…

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