Tropical Update

In 2014, I received this old ficus from a family member who had done bonsai for 50 years, and this was supposedly his first tree. With no desire to own a tropical tree, and yet some obligation to continue the care for this tree, I decided to use the best and trash the rest. That’s the lesson today.

As received, about 25” tall, in poor health and leggy, but with a large, salvageable base, the best part.
The rest is history.
This is what I restarted with. August 2014.
August 2020, 6 years later and it has earned a spot on the bench.

If you have a tree with trouble spots, can they be removed, and when the tree is stripped back to the best parts, can it be started again and redeemed in a few years?

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