Category Archives: Ficus ‘Mexicana’

Literati or Bunjin An Unusual Style

An uncommon style is the bunjin or literati style. It is a style that emphasizes trunk line above all the other design elements.

It is not one of the most easily appreciated styles but one that is unique and unusual.

Here is one of my Ficus ‘Mexicana’ in its first potting.

Do you like it?

Ficus in the bunjin style, side one

Ficus in the bunjin style, side one


Ficus in the bunion style, side two

Ficus ‘Mexicana’

The scientific name for this plant is unknown. I am calling it Ficus ‘Mexicana’ since the plant originated in Mexico.

Mexican has many similarities to the Willow Leaf fig, Ficus salicaria, but it has much larger leaves. The plant responds very well to bonsai culture and should be a welcome addition to the bonsai world.


Ficus 'Mexicana' given to me in 2008

Ficus ‘Mexicana’ given to me in 2008


Same tree in 2009


In full leaf, 2015