Ficus Burtt Davyi

I bought this ficus Burtt Davyi last year through the mail. It’s from Meehan’s Miniatures. It was originally two or three times as tall, but I decided to chop it down. Unfortunately I was hasty and used a dull tool to make the chop. Thus this really ugly spot that may never heal.

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The nebari could also be fixed up a little bit. There are a couple big roots, but I decided to put a wire tourniquet around the base to cause more swelling and new root growth as it grows out.

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Look how long this one root had grown. I pruned it back and repotted into a deeper grow pot.

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It’s been a couple of weeks, but there are already roots pushing to the edge of the pot.

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Now to sit back and let this grow. The plan is to see if growing out will help to repair that ugly chop mark. If not I will just let the growth increase the trunk girth so I can chop it down to the first bend. Just have to wait and see.

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Charles Willis

Bonsai!

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