The Ficus is the most popular tree species
used for Bonsai, especially for beginners. It is an indoor tree species,
that is quite easy to care for. Its leaves are thick and shiny,
and the tree is an evergreen. Place your ficus tree indoor, unless outside temperatures are above 60 degrees Fahrenheit (which is about 15 degrees Celsius) The tree prefers a sunny spot. Water your Ficus like any other Bonsai plant;
keep the soil slightly moist, but never wet. Fertilize the tree twice-monthly during spring and summer, and monthly during fall and winter. To maintain the shape of your tree,
regular pruning will be necessary. To reduce the leaf-size you can consider
applying defoliation, once a year. Repotting a Ficus should be done once every two years. Finally, for propagation I would recommend taking cuttings. For more information about the
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