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Choosing a Front - Sumo Ficus

Posted by thams Washington, D.C. (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 6, 13 at 19:30

Hi All,

So I purchased a Ficus Retusa (sumo style) from Meehan's this weekend. I'd been eyeing it for some time and decided to pull the trigger.

I need help choosing a front! I like both sides for different reasons. I'm going to repot this summer and will begin branch development. It's currently in a large, deep rectangle pot. I think it would look best in a more shallow, oval pot. For reference, the base is roughly 6 inches.

Anyway, let me know what you all think!

Here is the current front.


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RE: Choosing a Front - Sumo Ficus

  • Posted by thams Washington, D.C. (My Page) on
    Sun, Jan 6, 13 at 19:32

The back.


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RE: Choosing a Front - Sumo Ficus

The first side has better roots, but both sides could use some correction. I also like the trunk on the first picture better than the 2nd.


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  • Posted by thams Washington, D.C. (My Page) on
    Wed, Jan 9, 13 at 18:33

Thanks for the response. Both sides are in need of some serious root work. I'll take care of that when I do a full repot this summer.

I like the shape of the second picture's trunk, but I think the first picture's flows better somehow.


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RE: Choosing a Front - Sumo Ficus

Thams,

I like the second side. It has a more welcoming balanced presentation. In fact, it looks somewhat like a Buddha with a Buddha Belly. Yeah, yeah that's it, Buddha Belly. Aloha


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