Position: The ficus Bonsai tree is an indoor Bonsai which cannot endure frost. It needs lots of light – full sun is ideal. A very shady position is unfavorable. The temperature should be kept relatively constant. They can endure low humidity due to their thick, waxy leaves, but they prefer a higher humidity and need extremely high humidity to develop aerial roots.
Watering: The Ficus should be watered normally, which means it should be given water generously whenever the soil gets slightly dry. The Bonsai Ficus can tolerate occasional over- or under-watering. Soft water with room temperature is perfect. Daily misting to maintain humidity is advised, don't overdo this otherwise fungal problems can appear. The warmer the position of the plant during winter the more water it needs.
Fertiliser: Fertilise weekly or every two weeks during summer, every two to four weeks during winter (if the growth doesn't stop).
Pruning: Regular pruning is necessary to retain the tree's shape. Prune back to 2 leaves after 6-8 leaves have grown. Leaf pruning can be used to reduce leaf size, as some ficus Bonsai species normally grow large leaves. If a considerable thickening of the trunk is desired, the ficus can be left to grow freely for one or two years. The strong cuts that are necessary afterwards don't affect the ficus' health and new shoots will grow from old wood.
Pot size: 26cm