I decided to bare root and repot the willow leaf ficus a bit earlier than I had planned. It’s now in a terra cotta bulb pan. It might be a little big for the plant, so I lined the bottom with some lava rock then layered the bonsai substrate on top. Hopefully it will keep the pine bark fines from getting too waterlogged and deteriorating as quickly.
As well as repotting the willow leaf, I cleaned out the “vivarium” aka plastic container and lined it with aluminum foil. I had sealed the top with a couple strips of plastic wrap after I made my last post about it.
Keeping the humidity in with the sealed top seems to have helped the Burtt Davyi with the new foliage growth. When I opened it today it was somewhat warmer than the room, which was really a bit surprising since the CFL lights don’t put off much warmth. Here it is after I just watered it.
And a final shot of the vivarium. Boring, but I felt like I should include it so I can look back on the progress I’ve made.