Name: Ficus Carica Family: Moraceae Country of origin: Asia Pot diameter: 15 cm Height: 30 cm Flowering period: Summer History and curiosity: The term "charge" is due to Caria, a region of Asia Minor of which originates.
The ficus Carica is a very cool bonsai: although in nature it rarely reaches important heights, the pot grows vigorously, expressing a remarkable majesty and vitality. It is a bonsai not suitable for beginners, due to the high difficulty balancing between fruits and large leaves (very rough to the touch and the clearly recognizable lobed form). The same fruits are actually fleshy inflorescences that after being fertilized become edible and appear in spring and summer.
Exposure and brightness: It is a bonsai that can be kept even in the sun, as direct light allows the growth of smaller and proportional leaves. In winter it is advisable to repair it in a greenhouse or similar environment.
Soil type: Needed soil rich in peat and sand in equal parts, to favor drainage. Irrigation: It also suffers short periods of drought, but it is necessary to wet the plant any time the soil is dry. In winter, it should be very thin to avoid moisture stagnation.
Fertilization: Constant for the vegetative period (March to October) with slow release fertilizers every 50-60 days or liquids every 10-15 days; They are suspended in winter.
N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season.
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