Growing Ficus from roots

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Source: Bonsai Hunk Blog.

One method to propagate new plants is from root cuttings. These are heavy pieces of root that are cut off during the potting or re-poting process. Select a root that shows some nice movment and plant the lower end into bonsai soil. Leave 1-6″ of the top of the root exposed. Water as needed and in 3-12 months time the end of the root will sprout new leaves and stems. Not all Ficus will grow from root cuttings but one that does particularly well is Ficus tremula. Left root cutting, middle same cutting after 6 months, right trimmed back for the start of bonsai training

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