Bonsai!

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by codyb89, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. codyb89

    codyb89 Active Member

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    In the first pic.. i got this bonsai for free becuase someone broke the pot so i just got the trunk and some roots... The trunk had about 3 leaves and i took it repotted it and fed it, now it has grown that many leaves in about 2 - 3 months.. do all bonsais do that? Also, should i let it keep going?


    The second two pics are of my other bonsai that has white spots on the leaves... are these just from the mister? Thanks! Cody
     

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    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    Cody,
    The white stuff on the leaves look like hard water deposits. What kind of water are you misting your plants with?
    Looking at your plants I am not too sure you need to mist them at all. Looks like you have a humidity tray set up for them.
    I am supposing that you keep them outside in partial shade??
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Both trees are Ficus benjamina or a closely related species of Ficus, so tropical origin, not outdoor plants.
     
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    terrestrial_man Active Member 10 Years

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    Nice for Ficus benjamina! Got two in my greenhouse regular sized plants at about 6 feet tall!! But they can be grown outdoors in Southern California. Do well in the Los Angeles area near the coast with several hours of full sun. I am told that they would survive up here but have not tried them outside yet.
    They tend to like a drier substrate than a wetter one. I only water mine occasionally when the leaves start dropping otherwise they get whatever water drips into their pots from the overhanging bromeliads that I spray down heavily.
    Humidity ranges from mid 50% to mid 80%.
     
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    i am having trouble putting any plants outside around now because we have been having lightning intense rain, hail and tornadoes for like 3 weeks now
     

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