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Chinese Banyan Fig (Ficus microcarpa) Bonsai Tree

Chinese Banyan Fig also known as Ficus microcarpa,, Malayan Banyan, Indian Laurel or Curtain fig, is a banyan native in the range from Sri Lanka to India, southern China, the Malay Archipelago, the Ryukyu Islands, Australia, and New Caledonia.

Chinese Banyan Fig Bonsai can be kept outside in the summer months. Give the tree a full sun or mostly sunny location. The trees should not be exposed to frost or extremely high temperatures. Bring the trees indoor over winter. Keep them on a window sill with plenty of light.

Chinese Banyan Fig can be grown in most upright informal and formal styles. Single trunk, informal styles are common.

Keep the Chinese Banyan Fig well watered throughout the growing season. The soil should be kept moist at all other times. Use rainwater if possible and the tree will also benefit from a regular water mist spray.

Young Chinese Banyan Fig should be repotted annually. Use a good well draining compost mix.

Heavy pruning should be done in early spring. General pruning can be done throughout the growing season.

Feed the bonsai with a general purpose plant feed every two weeks or use a slow release feed in the compost.

 

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