There are up to 2,000 species of Ficus, but the most commonly used Ficus for bonsai trees are the Ficus ginseng and the Ficus retusa. Grey to reddish bark dotted with small horizontal flecks, similar to tiger-like markings. It's popular as a specimen tree, hedge or screen and can be pruned to the desired shape. Ficus Bonsai (Ficus ginseng and Ficus retusa) The Ficus tree is by far the most popular type of tree to use as a bonsai tree by beginners. When growing ficus indoors, it’s important to maintain a relatively high humidity around the plant. Tree Characteristics. How to Care for a Ficus Tree. This plant has a trunk that curves in an s-shape along with … Width: 40 - 60 feet. Shop Brussel’s Bonsai for the largest selection of top quality bonsai trees, pots and tools. Scientific name: Ficus Retusa. These trees are also great for cooling homes and helping to reduce utility bills. SKU b1182. We also have a wide variety of pre-assembled kits that make great gifts. Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year. This evergreen leaf tree, is appreciated for its high resistance and the growth of air-roots giving great character. Before you bring a ficus tree home, consider the following needs of this particular plant: A brightly lit room: These plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Scientific: Ficus microcarpa (formerly known as F.retusa, F. nitida, and F. microcarpa nitida) Common: Indian laurel fig Family: Moraceae Origin: India, Malaysia Pronounciation: FII-cus my-crow-CAR-pa Hardiness zones Sunset 9, 13, 16-24 USDA 9-11. Indian Laurel Fig can reach a height of 25-30 feet with a spread of 35-40 feet. Types of Ficus Bonsai Ficus Retusa. This is a graft of two different varieties of F. microcarpa, one with enlarged roots and another with small leaves, in this case named Ficus ginseng by the hopeful owner. Bonsai forest. Ficus nitida are one of the best trees for blocking out unwanted views, creating shade in yards, for patios and sitting areas. Satisfaction guaranteed. White.. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree … Height: 50 - 60 feet. Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen. The pollinator wasp has been introduced to a number of places where the tree is cultivated, including Hawai'i, allowing this species to spread beyond initial plantings. Ginseng Ficus Bonsai Tree - Medium (Ficus Retusa) $ 49.95 in stock. However Ficus ginseng does not exist as a wild species of Ficus. Ficus retusa is a completely different Ficus species. Flowers Inconspicuous. Many ficus tree problems occur as a result of a poor habitat. You will find hundreds of types of ficus as you begin searching for plants, but the best species for bonsai is the Ficus Retusa. Has Evergreen foliage. Ficus microcarpa, Ficus nitida, Ficus retusa Family: Moraceae Chinese banyan, Indian Laurel Origin: Many Tropical regions Of the World. We have 50 years experience recommending the best bonsai for you, whether you're a bonsai beginner or a bonsai master. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Ficus retusa nitida - Indian Laurel Fig Indian Laurel Fig is a fast growing and versatile evergreen tree. Ficus (retusa) nitida - Indian Laurel Fig - 15 Gal Tree $149.99 $79.00 Ficus pumila (F. repens) Creeping Fig - 5 Gallon $49.99 $23.99 Carolina Cherry Laurel - 24" Box Column $399.99 $199.00 Also known as Banyan Fig and Taiwan Ficus. The Retusa has small dark green leaves which alternate up the stem and which are more oval than the Benjamina. Rounded or Vase Shape. Fig tree. Ficus retusa. Experience recommending the best trees for blocking out unwanted views, creating shade in yards, for patios sitting. 35-40 feet utility bills humidity around the plant the Benjamina than the Benjamina dark Green leaves which up. 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