Ficus Nerifolia Bonsai Tree #4333

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Ficus Nerifolia Bonsai Tree #4333

Width: 9” Height: 11” Depth: 6”

General Information: Ficus salicifolia, also known as ficus nerifoliaregularis, willow leaf fig, and narrow leaf fig, amongst others, is anevergreen tropical species of fig which originated in Indonesia. Its light to dark gray trunk thickens well and aerial roots develop from the trunk and branches in humid shady environments. The leaves are alternate, dark green, simple, one to three inches long and only a half inch to three quarters of an inch wide. New leaves are bronze to pinkish in color and usually curl to the right or to the left and straighten as they mature.

Family: Moraceae.

Lighting: The ficus will grow in deep shade to full sun. For best results in reducing the leaf and internode size, grow in full or nearly full sun.

Temperature: The tree is not cold hardy and must be protected from frost and freezing weather.

Watering: Water regularly and never let the soil dry out completely.

Feeding: Feed frequently, but lightly, with a well balanced fertilizer year round.

Pruning and wiring: Pruning and wiring can be done anytime and pinching must be constant throughout the year to maintain its shape. It tends to exhibit lateral branch dominance which means the side branches have to be kept in check to avoid weakening the central leader.

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