Hi, I have inherited what I think is a banyan fig (I think). It has that interesting trunk with the roots growing
above the soil. The trunk is small and thick, but thing has big bushy branches with lots of leaves. I think its last owner bought it as a baby bonsai, but put it in a deep pot in front of a sunny window and let it go wild. I think it would be a beautiful bonsai, tho.
I've never grown a bonsai, but I know they like shallow pots. My question is this: Can I cut off all the branches on this plant
and try to make it a bonsai, or is it too late? Can I repot it in something shallower or will the roots make this impossible?
It's a nice plant
and I don't want to kill it, but it looks like it has a lot of untapped potential.