Imported from China, our Golden Gate Ficus bonsai have been meticulously trained for wonderful trunk movement, with each tree individually hand-wired to create the elegant trunk swirl. Ease of care and an ability to succeed in a variety of light conditions make the Golden Gate Ficus perfectly suited for bonsai. Of all ficus varieties, this one is the best for growing indoors where it prefers bright, indirect light.
- Imported from southern China, these ficus have gracefully curving trunks and mature branching
- Also known as ?Tiger Bark? ficus for their spotted bark
- Medium measures 14"H x 8"W; ceramic container measures 8"L x 5"W
- Small measures 10"H x 6"W; ceramic container measures 6"L x 4"W
- Planter size and color may vary
Tips on Watering
Careful watering is key to maintaining healthy bonsai. Never allow your bonsai to completely dry out. Watering instructions may vary slightly depending on the tree or plant species. Please refer to the information tag attached to your bonsai for specific information. Over time you will be able to evaluate each particular bonsai's water requirements and create your own watering schedule to accommodate it. Note whether your bonsai is considered an indoor or outdoor tree and refer below to more specific watering tips for each type.
Best results are achieved by watering with a small watering can or hose attachment with a fine-spray nozzle so that water cascades are softer, avoiding blasts to bonsai and potting soil. To water, thoroughly soak the container's soil until water runs out of the bottom drainage holes. Periodic misting of the tree's foliage is also recommended.
Trimming and Pinching
Bonsai trees benefit from trimming to maintain their miniature size and beautiful form. Pinch and trim new growth back to the farthest safe point, being careful not to remove all new growth. For more in-depth tips about trimming (and training) techniques, an instructional book will provide the best, safest recommendations to keep your bonsai in tip-top shape.