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Krohn Conservatory Bonsai #16 -Too Little Weeping Fig

Scientific Name:

  • Ficus benjamina

Species

  • Weeping Fig

Variety Name

  • Too Little

This grove of Too Little weeping fig trees was created by Ben Oki at Brussels Bonsai Nursery in 1992.  It was donated by Jim Hagan in 1998.

The pot for this grove style is a man-made slab (fiberglass and ferro cement). There were originally 21 trees and there are several Korean rock ferns along with some common ferns in this planting.

Ficus benjamina, is often sold in stores as just Ficus and is native to Asia and Australia. It is the official tree of Bangkok. The species is also naturalized in the West Indies and in the states of Florida and Arizona in the United States. 

The leaves are very sensitive to small changes in light. When it is turned around or relocated, it reacts by dropping many of its leaves and replacing them with new leaves adapted to the new light intensity. The plant is also sensitive to changes in environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, and relocation.

Germination Year
1995 (Age: 29 years)
In Training Since
1993 (31 years)
Insect Control

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