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Old 11-09-2004, 05:38 AM
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Has anyone had success in thickening the base on Brazilian Raintrees? I think
they are lovely trees, but have never seen one with a flared base. Thanks,
Vicky

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I guess it matters as to where you live. If it could go in the ground year round, you might have better luck, however, my Rain trees seem to be naturally narrow front to back and wider left to right.

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Has anyone had success in thickening the base on Brazilian Raintrees? I think
they are lovely trees, but have never seen one with a flared base. Thanks,
Vicky

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I guess it matters as to where you live. If it could go in the ground year round, you might have better luck, however, my Rain trees seem to be naturally narrow front to back and wider left to right.

Carl L. Rosner

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Has anyone had success in thickening the base on Brazilian Raintrees? I think
they are lovely trees, but have never seen one with a flared base. Thanks,
Vicky

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Vicky

My pleasure! Thank you. Regarding ficus well in India I think ninety percent Bonsais are being trained are from this genus. It is true that putting a ficus in a shallow container induces flare, but the growth retards. Again the best course will be to grow it in a big container or in the ground after cutting the downwards growing roots especially the tap root, and placing a disc under it. This forces the roots to grow sideward and roots emanate from all sides causing swelling at the point of origin which becomes buttress or flare over a period of time.

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Anil,
Thank you for the suggestions. I have heard of that method with such trees as trident maples, and am actually trying it on a small ficus (I have since been told that ficus will thicken up by simply potting it in a very shallow pot). I am happy to hear this method works with raintrees and am eager to try it! Your picturesque description of "breathtakingly beautiful flare..." was quite motivating!
Thank you, again.
Vicky

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