BOTANICAL CARD OF BONSAI
Common Name: FICO - Family: MORACEAE
Small tree, sometimes a well-known shrub cultivated for its fruit. It is native to Asia Minor even if it is found spontaneously in the countries of the Mediterranean area. This species has a smooth greyish bark, deciduous and rough leaves, usually palmate, dark green on the upper page and lighter green on the lower one.
Shorten the new shoots to the first two leaves during the growing season, preferably in late spring. Any pruning at the roots will be carried out in early spring, at the same time as repotting and selective reduction of the foliage.
Water abundantly in hot weather, leaving the soil to dry out between one watering and the next.
Every 20-30 days from spring to autumn.
Heliophilous plant (lover of the sun), it must be protected during the winter and exposed to the sun during the spring-summer. Avoid exposure to sunlight in the hottest hours of summer days.
It is possible to tie in late spring, proceeding with caution.
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