Ficus retusa is one the most common bonsai that can be grown indoors. Belonging to fig genus, it is highly valued for its adaptability with bright and robust foliage. The trunk or stem of the plant is very distinct, making it stand out of the others. The plant stands out for being able to stand both indoor and outdoor conditions with proper light conditions. The plant is mostly used in decoration purposes and also serves as an excellent air-purifiers. The bonsai variety is the mimic of the tree in a much smaller version, making it a beautiful ornamental piece.
About Ficus Retusa:
- It is one of the easiest bonsai plant to maintain and is widely used for ornamental purposes.
- The plant is an air-purifying plant and is a natural air cleanser.
- The plant has attractive dark green foliage with prominent stem.
- The plant is low maintenance and is one of the most popular houseplants due to its impressive, unusual looking foliage.
- The plant needs pruning to give it its desirable shape during winters.
- Beautiful Ficus retusa of about 10 inches in height. Mentioned height is including the pot height.
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How to care for Ficus Retusa Bonsai?
Here are care tips for Ficus Retusa Bonsai:
Light and Temperature Tips for Ficus Retusa Bonsai
- The plant needs full direct sunlight to grow properly with high to moderate humidity for proper foliage growth.
- The plant cannot tolerate very low temperatures and show stunted growth or foliage reduction.
- If the temperature is too high and the leaves look dry then it can be moved to a partial shaded location.
Watering Tips for Ficus Retusa Bonsai
- During summer and spring months, do not keep the soil wet as the plant quickly develops rot.
- Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet and soggy.
- During winters, water the soil when the soil is dry to touch.
Soil Tips for healthy growth of Ficus Retusa Bonsai
- Fertilize with houseplant fertilizer 3:1:2 during summers.
- Avoid fertilizing during winters and fall seasons.
- Pour fertilizer over soil and avoid stem and leaves, to avoid fertilizer burns.