Cheap Bonsai - Wanna make it better

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by A.J., Apr 16, 2007.

  1. A.J.

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    I bought one of those cheap mass produced bonsais a few months back and it has really flourished with regular watering and sunlight. I would like to prune it and care for it so that it becomes less common place and more original. Does anyone have any success stories they can share??
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Might need to identify it first. Any photos?
     
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    Hi,

    Here is the bonsai. I water and mist it every two days and it sits in a window with a south west aspect. Every so often I give it a few drops of Baby Bio in its water. Any advice and an ID appreciated. Thanks
     

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    Nice little tree. It seems very happy where you have it, but I can't tell you what type of tree it is.

    It's a little overgrown, but that's not a problem. How long have you had it? How long since it was repotted? It just needs a bit of pruning. Do you know how to prune your tree?

    This might be of some help.
     
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    Thanks, I've only had it about 5 months or so. As far as I know the pot it came in is the only pot it has ever had. I've no idea how to prune it. Any tips would be very welcome.
     
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    Thanks again for your help, I'll peruse the sites you listed. In the meantime if anyone could check out the pic and tell me what they think it is that'd be great.
     
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    It's some kind of Ficus, likely a microcarpa variety, and here's a good place to learn more... www.bonsaihunk.us/cultural (lower down on the page are specifics about Ficus, but the whole page of info. is great for indoor plants in general).
     
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    Dead link. Try this.
     
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    Nice one skunkyjoe, great to put a name to the leaf! Thanks!
     

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