Ficus
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Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai

Hey,

I'm not quite sure how all this works but you all seem to know what you're talking about and have been very helpful to other people so I'm hoping for the same help!

I've got a "Ficus Microcarpa" indoor bonsai tree that came from Homebase, it's displayed in a black ceramic pot with white stones round the top of it... although this looks good I'm worried it's not practical? the pot has no holes at the bottom of it so i don't know how to water it properly.

I live in the UK and it will be kept indoors

Any help would be great please!!

ynot
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Re: First Bonsai, Help Please!

I'm not quite sure how all this works but you all seem to know what you're talking about and have been very helpful to other people so I'm hoping for the same help!
We will do what we can :D
I've got a "Ficus Microcarpa" indoor bonsai tree that came from Homebase, it's displayed in a black ceramic pot with white stones round the top of it... although this looks good I'm worried it's not practical? the pot has no holes at the bottom of it so I don't know how to water it properly.
Ok, Good call :).

It needs to have the rocks removed [I am presuming they are glued down, Yes?].
A pot w/ a drainage hole is a requirement [It need not be fancy-That is up to you-Plastic is fine also, You will probably find that it needs new soil also.

Please read these stickys for additional info:
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1479
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3422
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3423

This guy literally wrote the book on ficus:https://www.bonsaihunk.us/ficusforum/FicusForum.html

Another care sheet for you here: https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Ficus.html

And see the links on this page for further care:
[Especially the ones on: Beginners, Soil, Watering and Indoor culture, The others will be helpful also but start with those.]
https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics.html

You have some reading to do :P ;).

Pictures are always helpful, [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3557]Here[/url]are some photo tips for more effective pictures.

And finally [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3343]Here[/url]are some inspiring bonsai photos if you need a break from all that reading...:lol:


I hope you find these helpful, Let us know :D

ynot

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