FICUS BONSAI STEM
[Ficus microcarpa 'compacta'] A Ficus like any other except this large stunner is grown primarily as a bonsai tree. The bonsai originates from Japan and literally means ‘tree in a pot’. With just over a metre in height of meandering trunk, this architectural plant is a real show stopper!
Native to South East Asia and Australia.
Positioning + Light Needs
A lot of bright, natural light avoiding direct sun is perfect. Can tolerate partial shade if needs be.
Make sure to water little but often, keeping the soil moist without ever over-watering or allowing the soil to go completely dry.
Mist me every other day or so, I enjoy above average humidity levels and don't like too dry an atmosphere. Keep up in the Winter months when the heating kicks in also.
Slow growing, so feed me once a month every Spring and Summer with diluted liquid fertiliser.
As a rule, I do not like to be disturbed! I'm a slow grower, so only re-pot when necessary, which could be every couple of years when growing in height and spread.
Child / Pet Friendly
Nope. As Britney once sang, "don't you know that I'm toxic."
Oh yes, expert in this field.
Look out for
Leaf drop: Please note that a little leaf drop throughout the year is normal. It can also occur due to changes in temperature or placement, so for instance do expect a little on arrival in your home!
Dry, crisping leaves: the tree could be under watered. Add enough water that can seep from the top soil to the drainage holes, at the bottom of the container and remove the left over water to allow enough oxygen to the plant roots.
Folding leaves: the problem could be over-watering.
Brown leaf tips: most likely too low humidity.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here