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
Same tree in 2009
In full leaf, 2015
Exposed root styles are one of may favorites.
This fig, Ficus that I call ‘Mexicana’ but whose real species name is unknown, is a root cutting of a mother tree. The original material was found in Mexico.
The exposed roots are interesting to my eye. The canopy is not yet clearly designed. At some future date I may have a better shape for this bonsai.
For now I enjoy it as an “unusual style”.
Ficus in an exposed root styling
What do you think?
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