Ficus Bonsai – A Traditional Design

Like many plants, ficus bonsai trees require a period of dormancy, where the plant is given time to recover from the blooming and growing season. During this period, the plant is kept in slightly colder temperatures than when it is standardly blooming. This can be done indoors, so long as the temperature near the plant remains cold enough that the tree does not come out of dormancy.

It should be remembered that many fruits from ficus bonsai are not edible. While there are some species of ficus bonsai that can produce edible fruits, it is typically suggested against eating any fruit that might grow from your bonsai. In many cases, especially in dwarf ficus trees, the tree will never produce fruit, and fruits that are produced are too small for consumption.

Training ficus bonsai can be done by bonsai growers of all experience levels, which is one of the reasons this style of tree is very popular among growers. As the ficus bonsai group contains many varieties of figs, there are species that are harder to care for, and some that are easier to care for.

If you are looking for a traditional bonsai, the ficus bonsai may be what you are looking for. Suitable for the standard bonsai design, as well as root over rock styles, the ficus bonsai is a versatile, hardy tree that is relatively easy to care for.

Never eat a fruit from a ficus bonsai unless you have confirmation that it is not poisonous.

It is possible for ficus bonsai to be maintained year round, although this can damage some species of ficus. If you are planning on keeping your ficus bonsai in full leaf year round, you will need to ensure that the plant does not fall into dormancy.