Ficus before and after

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Ficus before and after

Postby Joe.sab » November 23rd, 2017, 7:48 pm

Hi guys,
I got this one recently didn’t imagine that this will be like this gorgeous ,
What you think is this pot good or needs bigger size?
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Re: Ficus before and after

Postby shibui » November 23rd, 2017, 8:05 pm

Ficus will grow in small pots so horticulturally it is ok. Smaller pots are more difficult to maintain. watering needs to be very good and you do need to repot more often to give room for new roots to grow.
In bonsai pot and tree need to harmonise. Pot needs to be big enough to make the tree look stable. When we look at the tree it should not look like it would blow away in some wind. Pot should not be too big either. If the pot dominates and people see the pot first then your tree you have not chosen well.
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Re: Ficus before and after

Postby Joe.sab » November 23rd, 2017, 11:01 pm

Hi shibul, ficus I tried it before its not hard to look after! you right small pot its too tight to work with , this ficus has too much roots as it was growing in bigger pot but i have to control the growth otherwise grow too much, this pot to me looks alright! Maybe next year I’ll put it in bigger one, Appreciate your advice
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Re: Ficus before and after

Postby no idea » November 24th, 2017, 11:01 pm

hi mate :D i think you think it looks right in the pot because the roots are so HUGE!!! they are no way in comparison to the trunk, if your happy with the trunk girth ( i wouldn't be) then the largest roots should only be about 1/5th to a 1/4 of the trunks width, the next move, as they say in Karate is, chop chop chop, or as i like to say when i did gymnastics, find the balance. When your ready, get set :hooray:
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Re: Ficus before and after

Postby Joe.sab » November 25th, 2017, 9:09 am

You absolutely right! Im just realised this Yesterday as i was staring at it and feel something wrong with it I don’t know what is it thank you for pointing me
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