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By Patfran

Leicestershire, United Kingdom Gb

I bought this quirky plant from a supermarket recently. Unfortunately it had no label, can anyone tell me what it is please?




I think it's called Ficus microcarpa

6 Feb, 2018


It is called a "Ginseng Ficus", and is actually two kinds of Ficus microcarpa grafted together. A cutting of a full sized Ficus is started, and allowed to grow large, and develop its semi-tuberous roots. When well grown, it is cut off about 10 cm above ground, replanted high, to show off the thick roots, and grafted with a dwarf variety, such as 'Green Island', or 'Golden Gate', to form a dense crown to the bizarre tree. Given time and training, it can make a really striking bonsai.

8 Feb, 2018

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