Futeiga is a Japanese term that means "indefinite buds". It refers to buds that come out from unexpected parts of a plant, other than the stem, tips of branches and leaf axils from where buds usually come out. Futeiga buds are often seen in bonsai trees, especially after pruning or wiring. They can be used to create new branches or fill in gaps in the design. Futeiga buds are also a sign of the tree's vitality and health.