Care Guide For Banyan Fig (Ficus Microcarpa) Bonsai Trees

Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai trees are popular among bonsai enthusiasts due to their easy care and adaptability. Here are some tips for keeping your Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai tree healthy and thriving:

  1. Watering: Water your bonsai tree when the soil feels slightly dry to the touch. Avoid over-watering as it can cause root rot. Ensure that the water is draining properly from the pot, and do not allow the pot to sit in standing water.

  2. Lighting: Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai trees prefer bright, indirect sunlight. Place your bonsai tree near a south-facing window or under grow lights.

  3. Temperature: These trees are sensitive to cold temperatures and should be kept in a warm, humid environment. Avoid placing your bonsai tree in drafty areas.

  4. Fertilization: Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai trees should be fertilized once a month during the growing season (spring to fall). Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

  5. Pruning: Regular pruning is necessary to maintain the shape and size of your bonsai tree. Prune back any new growth to one or two leaves, and remove any dead or yellowing leaves.

  6. Repotting: Your Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai tree should be repotted every two to three years in fresh, well-draining soil. Repotting should be done in the early spring before new growth begins.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful Ficus Microcarpa Bonsai tree for years to come.