As I’ve already mentioned, I have a lot of ficus. They do
well in Southern California and I have a hard time throwing cuttings away. This one was originally a cutting from another tree described in the post at
January 19, 2020: The tree today.
May 9, 2015: Initial attachment of the tree to its rock with raffia. After removal as a cutting from its parent it was grown for a year or two on its own in bonsai soil before this picture was taken.
June 6, 2015: The tree after a month.
July 27, 2016: The tree after branch-pruning a year later.
November 25, 2016: After a second summer of growth.
April 1, 2017: Good root growth the following spring.
April 1, 2017: Root-pruned and repotted.
April 1, 2017: View from the back of the tree after light branch-pruning.
July 23, 2017: The tree with wire.
August 12, 2017: Summer growth.
August 26, 2017: Removed from pot.
August 26, 2017: Preparing to repot into a shallower pot.
November 24, 2017: On the bonsai benches in fall.
February 17, 2018: Branch and trunk-pruned in winter.
March 30, 2018: Spring.
April 21, 2018: More branch pruning later that spring.
July 4, 2018: Sharing a bench with a gumbo-limbo. For a progression of the latter tree see
July 21, 2018: Wired.
October 21, 2018: New growth in fall.
December 15, 2018: December pruning.
February 16, 2019: A bit straggly at the end of winter.
April 30, 2019: Mid-spring.
Jan 11, 2020: The tree earlier this month before the trunk was shortened.