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Ficus

Propagating

Giant Itabi

How to create bonsai from cuttings: This time we are working with Giant itabi (Ficus thunbergii)


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Articles

Purple rain

A visit to the garden of Amy Liang, the grande dame of Taiwan bonsai


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Team game

The bonsai passion of Mario Pavone.


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Styling

A ‘root over statue’

Angkor Wat inspired Jerome Kellerhals to create a ‘root over statue’. Jerome guides you through the techniques of wiring, defoliating, pruning, repotting and maintenance to achieve denser foliage and smaller leaves on a Ficus. This green mound Ficus (Ficus microphylla var. crassifolia ‘Green Mound’ ) has been in training for…...


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Tree guide

Ficus

Figs are keystone species in many tropical forest ecosystems. Figs have figured prominently in some human cultures, such as Buddhism, objects of worship and many practical uses. For bonsai they are a great source of material with many style options Majestic appearance Ficus are exceptionally interesting trees. Their appearance grabs

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Jerome Kellerhals

Born in: SwitzerlandMarried to: Mariannjely MarvalChildren: Our 3 dogsEducation: The Hotel Management School, SwitzerlandProfession: Bonsai artist and owner of The Bonsai SupplyInto bonsai since: Forever! I was born into bonsai, my Mom used to live in Japan and she studied bonsai and taught meFavourite species: Sea hibiscus, European olive, pomegranate,…...


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