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|Our Special Bonsai of the Month:
This is Liana's special
Bonsai, one which she personally feels is worthy
of note because it is a promising specimen,
excellent value, and shows character.
Name: Port Jackson Fig
Scientific Name: Ficus rubiginosa, Propagated from seed
Date of Birth: 2004
Origin: New South Wales, Australia
Cultivation: Prefers light to medium soil in an open, sunny position. Drought, frost and salt tolerant. Winter is time to cut leaves in half (forms branches) and apply wire (shaping).
Height: 60 cm
Age: 15 years
Pot: 32 x 24 x 8cm Ceramic, rectangular, unglazed, terracotta
Description: This month's Bonsai has been chosen by Liana specifically for its buttress growing out of a rock.
I started this Port Jackson Fig from seed and planted it in a hole I drilled in a limestone rock. Over 15 years I’ve nurtured it, trimmed, fed, changed the pot and loved it. The roots are now spreading over the surface of the rock and the canopy is beginning to take on an informal upright shape.
The work has been in establishing this Fig tree so it thrives in an open situation. Some training of the foliage has been undertaking but mostly to induce branching and reduce leaf size. More leaf reduction, branching, wiring and training will only further enhance the beauty of this Bonsai but it is now ready to be moved and trained and adored by many.
Port Jackson Figs handle our strong winds, summer droughts, winter frosts and the coastline salt deposits. All they ask for is a regular drink of water and a good feed of organic food such as dynamic lifter, Osmocote, composted manure or liquid fertilizer other than Fish Emulsion (Fish emulsion leaves too many deposits in the soil and poisons it).
Your responsibility for this Bonsai will be:
1. Must live outside with minimum 2 hours direct sunlight on leaves.
2. Must be watered every day from October to May.
3. Visit Liana for further free advice with your free ‘Feed and Groom’ tag.
All Bonsai Palace Bonsai are presented with a Bonsai Birth Certificate and detailed care instructions. Also, we offer a free ‘feed and groom’ for each Bonsai within three months of purchase. Just visit Liana at the Palmyra Market on a Sunday for free Bonsai advice.
MONTH'S PRICE FOR THIS EXQUISITE BONSAI IS ONLY $229.00...!
Please note that due to Government
quarantine regulations we cannot ship Bonsai and
soil products outside our state of Western
Australia at this time...
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