slacklover
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Please help me identify my first bonsai tree :)

Hi,
I am from Canada and just got my first Bonsai tree from IKEA. I am not very sure about the variety of my tree. One of the user suggested its a variety of ficus. Could you please confirm it?

https://good-times.webshots.com/album/568902866HnzXXx

Thanks a lot!

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I originally wrote in the Introduction forum:
slacklover,

Welcome to The Helpful Gardener. My first though was the tree was a variety of Ficus but the more I looked the less certain I became. I think I can see new shoots that are sort of rolled and pointed. Is this correct? If so this would tend to confirm. Also, nip a small shoot and look for a milky, latex like substance which would also confirm. Please stop by the Bonsai Forum perhaps someone else can help.

Norm

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And slacklover replied:
Hi Norm,

Thanks a LOT for the reply.
Yes I see that the new shoots are pointed and rolled. and as you suggested i just took a small leaf and got a milky substance coming out.
So does this mean its a ficus?

Thanks again!
Both do seem to indicate Ficus. Does anyone else see anything I may have missed?

Norm

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definite ficus maybe ficus ginseng becuse if you look u can see the thick roots

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uzeyr,

Thanks for the confirmation.

Norm

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no problem norm happy to return the favours :lol: but yeah i had one in kenya bought it for my mum they make good bonsai but frommy experience they are really slow growers

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Thanks a lot guys!

appreciated.



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