Indian continents and Southwest China
Ficus Religiosa Bonsai come from Ficus Religiosa trees native to Indian continents and Southwest China. More commonly known in other countries as a sacred fig , Ficus Religiosa is actually a variety of fig trees that belong to the Mulberry Family. The tree grows as high as 30 meters and its trunk can have girths of up to 3 meters. The sacred tree has been baptized with several names like Pipal, Peepal, Bodhi tree and Ashwattha tree depending on the country where it is located. Sacred trees are usually fast growing and deciduous. Its heart-shaped leaves usually fall off during the months of March and April and grows back months after.
Age : 2.5 - 3 Years
Size (Approx) : L X W X H : 5.5" x 4" x 8'
Note : The plant might differ a little than the picture as each Bonsai is created differently.
Ficus religiosa bonsai likes just enough water content in the soil Peepal trees usually need sufficient amount of sunshine. It would be perfect to place these bonsai in the patio or in the porch. Be sure not to overexpose them in sunlight as they may deteriorate and die. Bi-weekly fertilization of the sacred fig bonsai is the most ideal frequency to supplement lacking nutrients during hot seasons. Depending on the dose of fertilizers, frequency may be increased to weekly. Local organic fertilizers is best for these kind of bonsai as artificial or chemical types may do harm to the plant. There is a need to prune it back to 2 leaves after 6-8 leaves shows up. If thicker trunk is preferred, Peepals can be left growing for two years and bolder cuts will follow .Contouring the shape of the plant is pretty much easy as its branches are flexible. Extreme caution must be taken when wiring hard trunks as they can easily cut into the bark.
Bonsai needs sufficient bright light. Keep it near a bright window or in semi shade. In balconies keep it on the eastern side where the sun is not very harsh on them. Keep the soil for bonsai moist. Don't over water it or keep the soil very wet or it will shed the leaves and eventually cause a root rot.
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