Lumpy Ficus Roots on Bonsai
I posted this in the house plants as well, but I figured I'd toss it in here to get the bonsai opinions. I have a typical variegated ficus benjamina that I got last year, due to it's curvey trunk. I intended to make this tree into a bonsai. It is all of 10" tall and wide, in a 5" pot. The trunk is only about 3/8" thick. Anyways, with the intention of a repot this spring, I scratched away the gritty mix to assess the roots, and found that every last root goes down, only to form a bulb like formation. They look like tubers, and aren't easy on the eyes. What in the world do I do with them, or is this tree scrapped as a bonsai? Thanks much.