This amazing piece of information list provides about How to Care Ficus Benjamina and Pruning ficus branches, list of Basic Bonsai Styles

Informal Upright

The informal upright style is common in both nature and in the art of Bonsai. The trunk grows upright roughly in the shape of a letter ‘S’ and at every turn branching occurs. Tapering of the trunk must be clearly visible, with the base of the trunk thicker than the higher portions.

Bonsai Styles - Informal Upright Style (MOYOGI)

This is the most popular style of MOYOGI.
Balanced by placing apex straight above the center of truck base.
Slanted trunk upright style. SHAKAN-MOYOGI. The balance is broad with a very stable base.
A slanting trunk, balanced by a strong first branch that is forced extremely downwards.
A heavy, stocky first branch will balance strong s
preading rootage.

Bonsai Styles - Slanted Trunk Style (SHAKAN)

SHO-SHAKAN. The first branch is placed on the slanted side of the trunk, with the branches on one side slightly upwards, and on the other side slightly downwards.
SHO-SHAKAN. The first branch is placed in the opposite direction of the slant.
CHU-SHAKAN. The first branch is pulled back to the base of the trunk in order to balance it.
DAI-SHAKAN. The first branch is placed in front and spread to both sides of the trunk, and yet, it does not pierce the eyes.
SHAKAN KOBOKU. Slant style-old stocky trunk. Canyon live oak (golden cup oak). Quercus chrysolepis Liebmann.

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Ficus Diseases and Pests

Ficus pests are mainly scale, mites and mealy bugs.
Ficus can be treated with soap sprays for most insect infestations.
Yellow leaves, sticky leaves, off color leaves and/or spider webs indicate insect problems.