I just received a bonsai tree as a gift from my wonderful girlfriend. It was purchased from a grocery store. This tree came with a small card on it that identifies it as a Bonsai (Indoor). There are some instructions on it that seem fairly general. Nowhere on the card does it identify the type or species of the tree.
The tree seems to be in great condition. After talking with a friend who is a bonsai enthusiast and consulting photos in books and on the internet I think I have it narrowed down to a Ficus.
I was hoping someone could help me confirm that is a ficus and narrow down the type of ficus. I have not pruned it yet so I do not know if it secretes a milky substance. I have had it for about 3 weeks and it has grown quite a bit outwards. It's only a quarter of an inch taller, but it has sprouted new growth everywhere. It really seems to be bushing out nicely.