This is a favorite-wish the picture was better-Kimmi now believes that my problem in taking pictures is having a cheap camera. Maybe some day I'll have a better one.
I've had this tree a long time.
Be tempted-Go to Walmart, those they have are of a hardy sort; especially the ginseng ficus and the price has been between 10-15. Or go online and buy a bigger one. There are different types of ficus and all are hardy.That is absolutely wild! Tempting too to add to my Orchids.
Speaking of watering, considering the tiny pots how do you water? Often, seldom? How do you know when it's time for those that don't warn of distress?
I don't have the smallest pots in use anymore as it's almost impossible for the average person to water every day without fail. The pots I use are more the once a week kind. During the spring, summer, and fall I have all the bonsai outside. Rain water is better for all plants and when it doesn't rain a garden hose makes for a fast job of watering,Which makes sense when it comes to the pot size. Too me they'd be dried out every day and would need to be watered because of the lack of soil and so many roots.
They would no longer fit in the smaller pots; I've let them get too big for that, but they will not be allowed to get taller or have a bigger root mass. They are pruned and trimmed to keep them small. Only the trunk and branches get bigger in diameter.Good grief! That pot is tiny already, how could there possibly be a daily pot that it would fit in?
She certainly does; all the time and I'm one lucky hubby. The thirty year old Umbrella bonsai was a buy whatever she paid. The 55 year old Jade was a cheat, but one she could not have known by the picture on the ad as it looked truly impressive.A live 30 year old bonsai is still notable. It had to have had the right care to reach that age.
Poor Kimmi, she tries. Shows that she does think of you.