Bonsai Identification

avanguilderAugust 31, 2011

I have a bonsai plant that I got at the end of May as....yes...a Birthday gift. I am unsure what type of bonsai it is. I have been following the care instructions on the plants label, but there was no name. I water it every Wednesday, mist is a couple times a day, and rotate it daily. I also read that Walmart bonsai plants need the glued on rocks removed, so I took it off.

I would also love to know the care instructions proper for it...and what the dusty white stuff on its leaves are. I think it could be insecticide, but I tried to clean it off.

It has oval leaves that come to a rounded point, about the size of a battery. It looks like it has two trunks that are pushed together. feel free to ask any questions and i will try to answer as best as possible.

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Can you post a pic?

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 8:15PM
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Sounds to me like a tuberous Ficus microcarpa 'Ginseng'. Classic Wal-Mart plant...

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 10:35PM
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I have one pic...but it wouldn't let me upload it to the forums, so I had to make a photobucket for it.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 6:46PM
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Does the picture help at all?

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 3:12PM
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I agree with Ryan: looks like a Ficus microcarpa 'Ginseng'

    Bookmark   September 3, 2011 at 5:31PM
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Thanks for the help. What type of care do I need to give it?

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 3:14PM
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