Shihan
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New to Bonsai care...please help.-(Ficus)

I have recently received these two lovely Bonsai trees as a gift...but I don't know their type or how to properly care for them...any help would be greatly appreciated :D Also, I have pics of the plants, but I don't seem to know how to post them...again, thank you in advance for your help.

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Re: New to Bonsai care...please help

Shihan wrote:I have recently received these two lovely Bonsai trees as a gift...but I don't know their type or how to properly care for them...any help would be greatly appreciated :D
RE: Species ID: Pictures will be very helpful. [See below]

Please read this sticky as there are photo tips and a link to Gnomes helpful tutorial on posting pics here.
Also, I have pics of the plants, but I don't seem to know how to post them...again, thank you in advance for your help.
Please read the sticky below as there are relevant photo tips and a link to Gnomes helpful tutorial on posting pics here.

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3557

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New to Bonsai care...please help

YNOT, thanx for the info & the links...here are the pics of my trees...

[url=https://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1000234ir2.jpg][img]https://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7861/1000234ir2.th.jpg[/img][/url]

[url=https://img252.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1000235bu1.jpg][img]https://img252.imageshack.us/img252/9450/1000235bu1.th.jpg[/img][/url]

anything you can do to help with info on identification and care will be greatly appreciated :)

Shihan

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Shihan,

They both look like Ficus to me. The second is a Ginseng Ficus, F, retusa AKA F, microcarpa. I'm not sure of the species of the first, perhaps Tiger Bark Ficus.

Those rocks appear to be glued on, if that is the case then they must be removed. They serve no purpose now, they were only there as an aid to shipping.

[url]https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Ficus.html[/url]

[url]https://bonsaihunk.8m.com/cultural.html[/url]

You do realize that they are tropicals and will not tolerate very low temperatures.

Norm

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Re: New to Bonsai care...please help

Shihan wrote:YNOT, thanx for the info & the links...here are the pics of my trees...

anything you can do to help with info on identification and care will be greatly appreciated :)

Shihan
Your welcome 8), Sorry about the repetition in my previous post... My editor is sick. [That would be me btw]

I agree w/ Gnomes ID, The care is essentially identical for both ficus [Fici...? :shrug: :lol:]

Here is another page from one of the links he posted that you may find helpful wrt general bonsai knowledge: https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics.html

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