Plants World
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsMy Account
Community Forums › Plants › Indoor Plants › just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"?
Toggle Content Search:
Toggle Content Main Menu
 Home Community Members options Forums Search Web Identication
 Contest01
 Links
Toggle Content MiniChat
Marcus: Hi guys!
02-Sep-2016 10:03:34
Tedus: how are you ? Smile Very Happy
04-Nov-2015 07:09:02
Marcus: Hi Tedus
24-Jun-2015 08:16:09
Tedus: Someone on forum???
14-Feb-2015 16:58:39
plantsandstuff: i need a plant identified
08-Dec-2012 17:42:05
Marcus: almost Smile
27-Oct-2012 18:29:42
Pljoska: is someone there Smile
28-May-2012 02:54:58
Marcus: Hello people Smile
01-Apr-2012 13:34:46
lifecellskin: hi
31-Mar-2011 10:27:26
Marcus: Hi Joyful Razz
05-Jan-2011 18:08:20
Shout History
Only Registered Users can Shout
Create/Login
Toggle Content User info:

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Security CodeSecurity Code
Type Code

Membership:
Latest: davidadam
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 1263

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 21
Bots: 2
Staff: 0

─îlanovi online:



Toggle Content Translation

just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"?


Go to page 1, 2  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index -> Indoor Plants
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I've just brought the above and would love to turn it into a Bonsai tree, it's 4" tall at the moment in a small pot. I don't want to replant it or do anything to kill it (I tend to have a brown thumb Whistling ) so wanted to find out how to go about repotting it and turning it into a bonsai tree... it will be an indoor plant with a medium amount of sunlight in the mornings. I live in Hawaii if that helps any with how to care for it??

Thanks in advance Wink
Back to top
View user's profile
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

you can see it all that well but I think the roots are coming out the soil.



resize1a.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  53.84 KB
 Viewed:  443 Time(s)

resize1a.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

this is a pic of the plant it's self.



resize2a.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  34.67 KB
 Viewed:  425 Time(s)

resize2a.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Marcus
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 207
Location: Belgrade

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:33 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

Hi nina,

Welcome to our little community.. Razz

You brought very interesting benjamin..
Can you please upload one photo of leaf in macro mode ?

Your tree have very good shape for bonsai..
Your benjamin have 2 branches at the left side.. and one at the right..
You can pull down these bracnes a little .. so branches will be horizontally .. and cut little top of the plant.. And don't let your bonsai go higher then now.

Let the lowest branche be longer then others..

Don't repot it until autumn..
I think this tree be a great benjamin soon Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger ICQ Number Photo Gallery
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome Very Happy

This is the best I could do you can't really see the leaf I was trying to photograph but the other ones around it are a lil clearer.

PS how would I go about "pulling down" the branches? I really like the informal upright bonsai's is it possible to make one out of my tree?

Thanks again. Wink



leafa.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  54.69 KB
 Viewed:  407 Time(s)

leafa.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Marcus
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 207
Location: Belgrade

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

I think that this photo can help you Wink

Pay attention on how log branches are..
All under branches is longer then this up..

You have to get some wire that is not too strong .. and not to mellow.. Smile

I use copper wire. Try to burn this wire few minutes in open fire.. then wire become more flexible.

When you wire branches.. than pull down the wire and branch together.. and brunch stay at desire position.

if you do something with your ficus.. please send photos Wink



branchdown.gif
 Description:
 Filesize:  20.56 KB
 Viewed:  388 Time(s)

branchdown.gif

Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger ICQ Number Photo Gallery
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

I may have been a lil hasty with my "bonsai" I took off all the large leaves and a few of the smaller branches...??



trim2.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  37.3 KB
 Viewed:  400 Time(s)

trim2.jpg


trim2.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  37.3 KB
 Viewed:  381 Time(s)

trim2.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Marcus
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 207
Location: Belgrade

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

Hey,

verry good start ! Applause

You can pull down more this brunches.. almost horizontally .. And you can use this technique as you start with simple wire who will pulling down .. Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger ICQ Number Photo Gallery
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

what do you think? should I keep it like this or change it? where can I go from here??

any advice would be great

thanks Very Happy



001.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  46.8 KB
 Viewed:  402 Time(s)

001.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:39 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

another photo



002.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  56.64 KB
 Viewed:  404 Time(s)

002.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Isomorphix
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: Feb 20, 2007
Posts: 339
Location: Vancouver, Canada (zone 8b)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

Hey, Nina, I'm not bonsai expert, not even an amateur Whistling , but from what Marcus described before, I think you'd have to twist the wire in such a way to bend some of the branches downward more - maybe it can't be done right off but my Ficus branches are quite malleable. Maybe also do it in such a way so it doesn't look quite so symmetrical? Best wait, though, till Marcus or another bonsai expert answers. I'm curious too as I plan to do some bonsai.

Nice, too, to see you post again - we haven't heard from you for a while. Very Happy

_________________
I'll try to grow almost anything if I can get seeds or cuttings from a plant or fruit. It's a challenge!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Marcus
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 207
Location: Belgrade

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

Hi Nina.. Yes.. Pull the branches downward more..

And.. what happen with leafs ? Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger ICQ Number Photo Gallery
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

I tend to get carried away, my husband said the same thing... "where are all the leaves?? Shocked "

I'm not gonna touch it now for awhile but the leaves are already starting to "sprout" or come though all over the place... one of the reasons I de-leafed it was because I didn't like the size of the leaves and I read somewhere that if you pull all the larger leaves off smaller ones will grow??

Anyway this is what I've done now... what do you think? better??



b.jpg
 Description:
 Filesize:  74.44 KB
 Viewed:  386 Time(s)

b.jpg

Back to top
View user's profile
Isomorphix
Moderator
Moderator


Joined: Feb 20, 2007
Posts: 339
Location: Vancouver, Canada (zone 8b)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

Again, Nina, I'm not the expert but maybe bend the wire so the main trunk is not completely upright but the top 2/3 of the narrow trunk is bent somewhat toward the side with 3 branches so it has a somewhat wind swept look. I'll draw a picture later & add it after my supper. They re-grow their leaves very fast, don't they?

_________________
I'll try to grow almost anything if I can get seeds or cuttings from a plant or fruit. It's a challenge!
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Nina_0083
Member
Member


Joined: Mar 04, 2007
Posts: 15
Location: Hawaii

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: just brought a Ficus Benjamina "nina"? Reply with quote

Thanks, that would be a great help... it's sort of just out there at the moment Whistling

_________________
I'm a lil hopeless when it comes to plants, but that is why I'm here !
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index -> Indoor Plants All times are GMT
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Toggle Content Last posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

II te gebruiken en Strange maaien
Last post by jian11722 in Plants Identification on Oct 24, 2017 at 06:02:17

What is a "Sun Star" bulb?
Last post by vincymol in Plants Identification on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:25:43

How To Dry Herbs
Last post by Krishmathew in Herbs on Aug 17, 2017 at 09:02:20

When to prune apple trees?
Last post by matthewstrutt in Trees on Aug 09, 2017 at 06:29:50

Slideshow - How To Plant Plumeria Cuttings
Last post by maureenash in Trees on May 22, 2017 at 09:51:56

Beneficial Microbes
Last post by romina in Outdoor Plants on Apr 03, 2017 at 10:43:12

Collector of TOP cycad and Encephalartos species..
Last post by camcycads in Forum Issues on Mar 21, 2017 at 22:45:43

Bonsai Newbie needs a mentor...
Last post by happySTEMS in Bonsai Care on Jan 24, 2017 at 09:04:15

Biofertilizers and gardening
Last post by DuncanSmith in Organic gardening on Jan 06, 2017 at 18:34:58

Sooty mould on your plants' leaves and fruit
Last post by DuncanSmith in Plant disease and how to cure them on Sep 09, 2016 at 04:56:27

Toggle Content Last added pics

sehirus_luctuosus_5~1.jpg
sehirus_luctuosus_5~ ...


po20080417_0092.jpg
po20080417_0092.jpg


pea_aphid__macrosiphum_pisum_.jpg
pea_aphid__macrosiph ...


53_scan0016.jpg
53_scan0016.jpg


54_scan0017.jpg
54_scan0017.jpg


2004_grapes.jpg
2004_grapes.jpg


our_place_3.jpg
our_place_3.jpg


duncan_smith_msc_arps.jpg
duncan_smith_msc_arp ...


peucedanum_officinale.jpg
peucedanum_officinal ...


hurricane_zone_5.jpg
hurricane_zone_5.jpg


Photo Gallery

Toggle Content Facebook
Toggle Content Plants World
Toggle Content Survey
There are no surveys to display
Toggle Content Total Hits
We have received
17465941
page views since
January 24, 2007



Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
.: Style by Bili :: Original Theme (FiSubBrownsh Shadow) by Daz :.