General Information: Ficus Retusa are found natively through tropical asia. They make an excellent indoor bonsai. In a very bright area, Ficus Retusa develop “stripes” on the older bark, giving them the common name “Tiger Bark Ficus”. Leaves are oblong and fairly small, about an inch long. With adequate humidity these ficus will put out a flush of aerial roots all along the branches and trunk. If left on the tree long enough to reach the ground the roots will quickly thicken and fuse with other roots, branches, and trunk.
Lighting: As a tree they will tolerate a fair amount of shade but will thrive if given sun.
Watering: Many Ficus are very tolerant of being over or under watered, which makes them ideal for beginners. Ficus likes a daily misting to maintain humidity.
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