South East Asia
The sandpaper fig is a small tree which may reach the dimensions of 6-12 m (20-39 ft) tall by 3-5 m (9.8-16.4 ft) wide, although is generally smaller. The trunk is dark brown, and the ovate or elliptical leaves are 5-15 cm (2.0-5.9 in) long by 2-5 cm (0.79-1.97 in) wide and very scabrous (rough) like sandpaper on the upper side. The new growth is hairy. The succulent oval fruit is around 1.5 cm (0.59 in) long and covered in dense hairs.
Age : 2.5 - 3 Years
Size (Approx) : L X W X H : 5.5" x 4" x 6"
Note : The plant might differ a little than the picture as each Bonsai is created differently.
Most ficus Bonsai trees can produce aerial roots in their natural habitat, which are often presented in appealing Bonsai creations with many aerial root pillars or root over rock styles. To enable aerial root growth in our homes a humidity of nearly 100% must be achieved artificially. You can use a glass cover, fish tank or a construction with transparent sheets for this purpose. Aerial roots grow down vertically from the branches and when they reach the soil they develop into strong pillar-like trunks. In tropical climates a single tree can become a forest-like structure and cover an enormous expanse.
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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