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Author:  Rivulus123 [ 12 Aug 2020, 18:03 ]
Post subject:  Ficus help.

I have had a grafted Ficus thrust upon me, I found it hard to say no.
It's healthy but in a pot of compost. I have it outside for the moment which it seems to like (I will bring it into the greenhouse when the weather drops.
I'm going to re-pot it now, a kind of slip pot.
What I want to know is, if I want to wire it do I just pull the outside branches down to open up the crown a little
any advice greatly accepted

Author:  Gary Jones [ 12 Aug 2020, 18:56 ]
Post subject:  Re: Ficus help.

I don't know ficus so can't really comment although what you suggest seems reasonable, but those who do know ficus will want to see pictures.

Author:  Paul B [Swindon] [ 12 Aug 2020, 19:17 ]
Post subject:  Re: Ficus help.

Depends on species of ficus? As Gary says a photo would help us.
It will need protection during Winter
This might help you........... http://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Ficus.html
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Author:  Jay [ 13 Aug 2020, 07:38 ]
Post subject:  Re: Ficus help.

I have a ficus Retusa. It comes indoors at the end of September on the sunniest window sill I have. Goes back outside early May. I repot mine anytime of the year every couple of years. Wire whenever but it can cut in quite quickly. I don't think my species would enjoy the winter in a greenhouse though. Hope this helps.

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