Tiger Bark Ficus Bonsai Tree - $320
Tiger Bark Ficus 25 year old specimen is trained in an beautiful informal upright style. This Large bonsai makes an excellent center piece or addition to any room. Ficus do well in both indoor and outdoor settings and are very tolerant to low light conditions. Comes complete in a 14" Ceramic pot with premium Bonsai Soil made from lava rock, pine bark, perlite, pumice, and 20 organic soil and stands 2 1/2 feet tall. Also known as Tiger Bark Ficus - Ficus Retusa are native to tropical Asia. They will thrive if given light but will stand low light conditions and even indoors on a desk though not ideal will work. They make an excellent indoor bonsai! Older Ficus Retusa develop stripes which is where it gets the name Tiger Bark Ficus or Tiger Bark Fig. When a Ficus Bonsai receives adequate humidity it will develop aerial roots along the branches and trunk. These roots will thicken and fuse with other roots, branches, and trunk. Buy This Tree
This is a tree that is used to competing for light, as a result they will tolerate shade but thrive in full sun. The more light your tree gets the faster it will grow new foliage. These are excellent specimen to train as with proper training the leaves can be reduced to 1/3 of their original size. When given the proper amount of humidity these ficus will put out a flush of aerial roots all along the branches and trunk. They give a very old effect to the tree and when they reach the ground they quickly thicken and fuse with other roots and the trunk. This is my personal species to work with for Bonsai. For me it is the most trainable of any other type of tree. Branches can be bent easily with wire and the leaf size can be reduced by at least 75% of the original size.