notnot
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Please help me identify my ficus and help me improve it thx

I have this ficus. but not too sure what kind of ficus. please help me identify it. recently my ficus grows alot of aeriel roots. should i keep it or let it grow. also please help me improve it. thanks

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tomc
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Figs make areal roots when they are tented and in very damp air, or, bark is being kept moist by misting.

Its a successful deal if that was your goal.

No your fig is not turning entish and won't walk off and choke the cat...

As a guess only, ficus marcrocarpa.
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It is a nice looking ficus. Unless you like the multi trunk look, keep an eye on the roots. Do not let them go to ground. Banyans are sneaky like that.
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notnot
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thanks for the reply. I think i would keep the multi trunk look. I'm still new to bonsai. so sorry for my noob question.

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notnot wrote:thanks for the reply. I think i would keep the multi trunk look. I'm still new to bonsai. so sorry for my noob question.
Heck I'm gratful for any fig question I can answer.

Nice looking tree.
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Re: Please help me identify my ficus and help me improve it

I like the texture & color of the bark, pictured in your 3rd photo.
I'm also a "noob"! Seems like air roots are simply a matter of preference. . .
I believe they're common in ficus.
How's spring growth going?
I get such pleasure from finding new growth on my trees!!!

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