cahill
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identifying bonsai!

hi i've just bought a bonsai and am trying to identify it! and also find some care information! got the basic's off the internet just wondered if there anything specific for the tree if i can identify it! thanks in advance if you can help!

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moulman
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Elms

https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Ulmus.html

artisanoo
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i could be wrong but i think it looks like a ficus -
retusa?

bmbeyond
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Tiger bark Ficus Retusa for sure.

ynot
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bmbeyond wrote:Tiger bark Ficus Retusa for sure.
I agree, Here is a care sheet: https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Ficus.html And a link to Jerry Meisliks website, He literally wrote the book on ficus bonsai: https://www.bonsaihunk.us/

Please review the stickys at the top of the page for some general care tips as well as info on the properties of proper bonsai soil.

See the articles at https://www.bonsai4me.com/ & https://www.evergreengardenworks.com/articles.htm For more info, We will be here to answer your forthcoming questions.

See here for a tase of what is possible in bonsai: 8) https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3343

ynot

cahill
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thanks for you help guys! will see how it goes with it now! hopefully will keep it alive!

seanabc
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You should do fine. I bought my ficus retusa, which was my first bonsai, over a month ago and it's doing fine. It lost a lot of leaves in the first couple of weeks but it seems to have settled into its new environment pretty well by now.

I took a cutting off it a few days after I bought it and put it in water. That's started to grow roots in the last week.

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