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Krohn Conservatory Bonsai #10 - Willow-leaf Ficus

Scientific Name:

  • Ficus microphylla


  • Willow-leaf Ficus

This Willow-Leaf Ficus was donated by Bonsai Society member D. Brown in 2003.

It is a mother/daughter composition in the informal upright style.  The pot is rectangle, glazed, blue in color and is 4 inches deep.

Ficus salicifolia, also known as willow-leaf fig, is a tropical species of fig that ranges from the KwaZulu-Natal midlands northwards to tropical East Africa. It grows especially on outcrops, rocky hillsides and along cliffs fringing water courses and may rarely grow up to 35’ tall and acquire a leafy spreading crown.  It first appeared as bonsai at a South Florida orchid nursery in the 1950s or ‘60s.

Germination Year
1978 (Age: 44 years)
In Training Since
1980 (43 years)
Acquired in
Insect Control

This tree can be susceptible to scale insects and thrips.  Treat with horticultural oil or malathion.