Krohn Conservatory Bonsai #13 - Ficus
- Ficus microcarpa
- Golden Gate
This Golden Gate Ficus tree was imported from Taiwan. It was donated by Bonsai Society member Ken Moore in 1996.
It is an informal upright style with aerial roots. The pot is oval, glazed, beige in color and is 6 inches deep.
Ficus microcarpa 'Golden Gate' is a variety of the Chinese banyan tree that is commonly grown as a bonsai. It has glossy, dark green leaves that are oval-shaped and have pointed tips. The trunk is thick and has a grayish-brown bark that develops aerial roots. The tree produces small, round fruits that are green or yellow and turn red when ripe. It is a hardy and adaptable plant that can tolerate different light and humidity conditions. It requires regular watering and pruning to maintain its shape and health.
It can be susceptible to scale insects, mealybugs, and whitefly. Treat with horticultural oil or malathion.