On this page you will find the specific care you should know to know how to care for a fig bonsai, you can expand this knowledge in How to care for a bonsai.
Fig trees are majestic trees belonging to the Moraceae family. Ficus carica is a species that may have its origin in the Middle East, although it is widespread in Mediterranean Europe. It is a deciduous with large leaves.
How to care for a fig bonsai
It is a tree that can live all year round outside, provided it is not exposed to frost that could damage its roots. Fig trees love the sun, although the intense radiation of the summer months can burn part of its leaves.
The tree consumes significant amounts of water throughout the vegetative period. Even so, avoid excess water in the roots, so it is convenient to let part of the substrate dry between waterings. In winter and with the loss of the leaves, watering will be less frequent.
Fig trees need an important fertilizer, that is distributed throughout the vegetative period (growth) From the tree. In winter, with the fall of the leaves, the plant stops its growth and therefore the fertilizer will be unnecessary.
You need a frequent transplant, since it is a tree that develops an important root mass. The transplant must be performed every year, trimming part of the roots; the indicated period to do so is early spring before the new budding.
As in deciduous trees. The clamping must be continuous throughout the vegetative growth period of the plant (spring Summer Autumn). We pinch the new shoots leaving only the first two leaves. The white latex it produces can be slightly irritating on contact with the skin..