I just thought I would share with you a technique I recently learned on how to create a flared base on a ficus in as little as 3 years.
Step one, obtain the cutting:
Step two, divide the trunk into 4 sections:
Step three, dust with rooting hormone:
Step four, plant the cutting:
Then let the cutting grow. This is very stressful on the cuttings so be sure to leave them in a high humidity enclosure with plenty of light.
I'll keep you all updated on how this turns out.
I've had this guy for quite a while and never really was a fan of it. Today I did some work on it today and I think it's a big improvement. Here it is before:
And here it is now:
I'll end up training that left branch into a semi-cascade style and take the tree from there. It'll get there, one day.
Hey again everyone,
I did some major changes to a sumo shohin Willow Leaf I have. I chopped off all branches but the soon to be apex. I'll let that grow and we'll see what happens. So, here it is before:
Well, I'd say that's a little dramatic, wouldn't you?
I bought this guy from an online source a week ago and it has arrived today. It is a shohin Willow Leaf Ficus. Just thought you all would be interested in seeing it. Here are some shots.
Better shot of the front:
Feel free to say what's on your mind!
I showed you all this guy not too long ago. I had
chopped him down low to make a shohin. I did more work on it today to fix it up and just thought I would share. Here it was as of before today:
Today I tilted the trunk and cut away more at the original chop site:
I'm done with this guy for a little bit. Your thoughts?
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