What a find!

I just started collecting a few tropical bonsai as I’m setting up a tropical display in my house. Low and behold I come across this tree today and they were giving it away at work! I asked about it and snatch it up as soon as they said it was free. Crazy thing is, the old guy I got it from said he’s had for at least 25 years,not sure I could part with something I’ve had for so long, Sometimes your just in the right spot. Here is a shot of the whole tree

0116151854c

Here’s the reason why this is such a nice find-look at all those roots and fused goodness-12″ across no less

side 1

0116151936

Side 2

0116151936a

Side 3

0116151937

side 4

0116151937b

It was free so I may take some risk’s despite it being a ficus benjamina, which they say don’t backbud well. If I’m not feeling risky I’ll just leave it alone till late spring and then do all the work then. It’s pretty healthy despite being kept indoors and all those roots are pretty amazing. Since it’s my first Ficus I’m pretty happy with this find despite it not being the “best” species of ficus. Here’s a close up of all the leaves

0116151855 0116151855a

The future design will be a banyan type style and should be pretty powerfull if I can pull it off! Time will tell

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Tropical and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s