Hi People, I've been looking at your forum for a while as a guest, so I thought I should sign up and become a member. I go by the name of Taffy (nickname for someone originally from Wales). Hopefully I might be able to have some input. I've been doing Bonsai for about 20 years and my 'passion' is Figs. I live in Queensland in the Temperate/Sub-tropical climate, so Figs do great here - I can work on them all year round (never drops below freezing). As an introduction, I'll post a few pics of some of my trees.
The first is Ficus Benjamina.
Second is Syzygium Australe (Aussie Boomer - Aussie native).
Third is Ficus Rubiginosa (Port Jackson Fig - Aussie native).
Fourth is Ficus Hillii.
Fifth is Ficus 'Green Island' (lots of aerial roots - grow naturally here).
Sixth is also a Ficus 'Green Island'.
The last one is a close-up showing all the aerial roots on the blue potted one.
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