A little help for a complete beginner?

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Mrcolourful, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Mrcolourful

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    Hey all,

    I've recently purchased a Ficus Retusa bonsai tree from the local store as it looked like it was going to turn out like all of the others in the bunch (which believe me wasn't a pretty sight, all of the leaves had fallen off/rotted).

    I've read a number of guides online about how to tend this plant but I can't seem to find the specifics, i.e. where on the plant I cut when pruning.

    Which brings me to my main question, I've added a picture of the new tree (which is apparently 3 years old according to the container it came in) and I'm wondering whether it needs any pruning now as it is or not and how/where to cut on the branches/sprigs.

    Any and all help is much appreciated. Thanks all!

    Dave
     

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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Yes, you will soon lose the effect if you do not prune the shoots back.
     
  3. Mrcolourful

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    Where should I start? I also want to reduce the size of the leaves if possible, once again ive been reading/watching tutorials on how to do so but should I start now?
     

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