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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
Date of Birth: 2007
Origin: New South Wales, Australia
Cultivation: Prefers light to medium soil in an open, sunny position. Drought, frost and salt tolerant. Grown from seed. Winter is time to cut leaves in half (forms ‘branches’) and apply wire (shaping).
Age: 13 years
Pot: 31 x 23.5 x 6 cm rectangular, unglazed, terracotta ('Creative Bonsai' Brand)
This month's Bonsai has been chosen by Liana specifically for its twisted branching, small leaves and magnetic wind charm.
I started this Port Jackson Fig from seed. I wanted to create a Bonsai with a unique wind influenced magnetic charm that will only attach to the sides of the trunk and branch if the wind is strong enough. Windy conditions are great for many Bonsai because they prevent insects from settling on the leaves, supply ample air movement for shape and allow evaporation to aid transpiration for Bonsai health. I like to observe the direction of the wind from day to day.
How it works:
There are two small magnets attached to the trunk and to the branch. When the hanging magnet is moved about, it will attach to either side. The set-up is not permanent and can be removed or moved to other branches. 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 more.
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.
All Bonsai Palace Bonsai are presented with a Bonsai Birth Certificate and detailed care instructions. Also, we offer a free ‘feed and groom’ tag for each Bonsai for ongoing support within three months of purchase. Just visit Liana at the Palmyra Market on a Sunday for free Bonsai advice.
THIS MONTH'S PRICE FOR AN EXQUISITE BONSAI IS ONLY $189.00..!
All pricing is in Australian Dollars and includes GST. Shipping costs are quoted at the time of order placement and will depend on your location and preferred shipping method.
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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