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majed
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Ficus Retusa Bonsai also known as Ficus Microcarpa

hi all,
i want to know about this ficus..
and what style should be?
i got this plant from the dust bin some one threw it,i got it plant in the container,i have cut ts branches as they were damaged the rest is here please provide help.
[img]https://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/majedadv/ficusfull.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/majedadv/ficusroots.jpg[/img]
[img]https://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss321/majedadv/ficusclose.jpg[/img]
i am waiting for....... :wink:

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IndorBonsai
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Nice find Majed:)
Before doing much for styling I would suggest letting it grow out some, This will help for finding a style for the tree.
The roots look great and have lots of potential.
This Ficus looks like it will make a nice formal or informal style Bonsai. The styling is really up to you and what you like.

But seriously great find !! :)
If your going to have art in your house why not make it living art. :D

Jason

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It is probably to early right now to know the style the plant should grow as, as IB stated. However, the important thing to know is, it is not the style that is important, but how much it resembles a tree found in nature. This is why I like to stay away from formal upright styles, they hardly resemble a tree in nature. An expression I've heard from somewhere states "Make the bonsai look like a tree, but don't make the tree look like a bonsai."
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majed
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will let me now what type of ficus is this ?

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It is a Ficus retusa, also called Ficus microcarpa.
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