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Miniature version of a tree curated in a small container by trimming its roots and branches. Each Specimen of bonsai trees needs different requirements such as soil type, amount of sun, watering schedule, NPK fertalizer levels and much more.

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How many seeds are you supposed to plant to grow a bonsai tree?

This sounds like a really dumb question, but I don't know anything about growing plants. I was watching some tutorials on how to grow a bonsai from a seed and they mentioned plant four seeds in one ...
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Ficus religiosa leaves turning brown and yellow

Ficus religiosa leaves are falling off, some by turning yellow, and some by turning brown. I tried treating with fungicide thrice with 3 days gap in between, which is of no use. I use vermicompost as ...
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Bonsai growth stunted

I am out of ideas. We've just repotted our bonsai tree due to the fact that it became potbound. We found some beautiful compost and off we went. We previously repotted him a few months after we bought ...
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How should I diagnose leaf problems on these bonsai?

I have two informal maple bonsai (i.e., seedlings that I dug up from the garden and potted), both of which have some browning on their leaves: Preliminary research indicates that this could be ...
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When (and how) should I start seeds for bonsai?

On a walk through my neighborhood, I noticed that the trees are already dropping seeds, and I picked up several each of: Oak (exact species unknown) Maple (ditto) Japanese maple (ditto) If I wanted ...
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What should I do with my 3 feet 17yr old chestnut tree in a pot

What's the best/healthiest thing to do for my 17+yr old 3 feet chestnut tree in a pot so it will survive? I wanted to grow my own bonsai plant from a chestnut then didn't have the nerve to prune it. ...
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What type of bonsai tree is this and why is it losing leaves?

I bought a bonsai last month, and it was doing really well at my partner's house. But I have recently moved into my new place and it’s fairly cold and my bonsai is suffering. All of its leaves have ...
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Is my bonsai tree still alive even though its leaves are dry and brown?

About four months ago I watered my bonsai tree but it didn't soak in any water. Its leaves just hung. I changed its soil and removed all the rotten roots but nothing changed. Eventually, its leaves ...
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Bonsai ficus has brown spots on leaves — how do I diagnose and cure?

My ficus bonsai has these brown spots: It's only a few leaves, but obviously I want to get ahead of it. Preliminary Googlage says that this can be caused by bacteria or fungi or insects: how can I ...
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Is it a problem if I pot multiple Bonsai at the same pot?

I repotted my Bonsais in one shared pot, they are from different types. Is that a problem? Sorry for the newbie question.
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How can I save my Cedar Bonsai?

This is the current state of my baby bonsai. I live in Istanbul. I put this in front of my window facing north. This is a 3 years old bonsai grew from the seed. This issue started 3 weeks ago, I ...
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Dying bonsai? All the leaves have fallen

Summarize the problem Got this bonsai as a gift a year ago it has been kept outdoors, watered twice a week now I see no more leaves, wondering if it is dying / dead I would like to bring it back to ...
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Can I make these impromptu bonsai work?

Yesterday, on an impulse, inspired by the Bob Ross of bonsai, I dug up two maple seedlings from my property and potted them. I had only one bonsai pot, so for the other one I had to use what I had on ...
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Is growing bonsai a special case of hydroponics?

I'm new to bonsai, and one of the many things I wonder about is how coarse bonsai soil is: it looks more like coarse sand or fine gravel. And, in fact, this site points out that that's basically true: ...
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Ficus Bonsai Regrowth

I recently got a ficus bonsai and I've been following instructions to keep it pruned, however, I have a few questions that I can't find information on. I've allowed a few branches to get a bit longer ...
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Mail Order Indoor Bonsai - Is my soil and new bonsai plants okay, am I doing the right things?

I ordered two indoor bonsai plants (Brussel's Fukien Tea Bonsai) online. They arrived together in a box and were protected by packaging peanuts. They have been acclimating to my home for a little ...
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Can i force a bonsai to branch?

I have a bonsai ash but would like stone lower branches on the tree. Can I force the mini-tree to make any?
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Carpinus leaves brown and shrivelled

I grow bonsai as a hobby, for almost ten years now, and to get new material I often just collect some seedlings or saplings in the neighborhood. They are from the side of the road or other "wild" and "...
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Bonsai sprout is loosing all of its leaves, help!

My boyfriend planted this bonsai from a seed almost a year ago, so not exactly sure which type it is. We keep it watered and it sits on the window in our bedroom, where it receives fresh air, sunlight,...
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How to save overwatered, deleaved bonsai?

Let me start off with I know what I did to damage it, and looking to find out if I can undo it. Long story short, I was an idiot and left my very happy Fukien Tea in the rain. I came back to ...
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Can I safely take cuttings from this tree?

I'm thinking about trying to take a cutting from the dwarf Japanese maple in my yard and grow it as a bonsai. However, I'm a little leery because the tree has already endured some damage (as explained ...
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Bonsai tree keeps losing leaves

Sorry for asking probably a question that has been asked before, but I really don't know what could I do to improve by bonsai's health. I bought it 1 year ago, and all this time it kept losing leaves. ...
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Should I add more soil to my bonsai seedlings

I have three bonsai seedlings that are just about 3 months old. They are Norway spruces and appear to be doing well but I was wondering if maybe I need to add more soil (particularly for the third one,...
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What is the name of this plant? and how do I take care of it?

I only just got this plant and would like to know its name, also is it some sort of a bonsai?
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How do I get a nice dense folliage back on my Chinese Elm?

I'm new here and quite new to growing bonsais! I'm in possession of a Chinese Elm, which I bought 3 months ago. It was held outside by the previous owner, so it had no leaves when it arrived here. I'm ...
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Can I approximate bonsai potting soil with regular commercial ingredients?

I have a bonsai ficus that may need repotting; however, I do not have any specialized bonsai soil, and in the pandemic environment I'm not sure I could get hold of any. (I know the nearest nursery is ...
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Pomegranate bonsai looks ill (reddish brown leaves and leaf curl)

I live in coastal Virginia zone 7b and have had a small pomegranate bonsai for 6 years now. Unfortunately last spring it started to show signs of stress or nutritional deficiency. The leaves started ...
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Seedling growing into adjacent seed

I planted 5 seeds for a Norway spruce (Picea Abies) on January 12, 2020, and so far I have three seedlings that are growing at a similar rate (though one is a bit bigger). I noticed something very ...
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What is the best light timing for an indoor ficus bonsai in both the winter and summer?

I recently got an indoor ficus bonsai and it's doing well. I bought a grow light for it and I put it on a timer, but I'm not sure what the best light timing is for the plant. I'm having trouble ...
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How long do I wait to wire my ficus bonsai after re-potting it?

I recently got a ficus bonsai 3 days ago. It's responding well, however, it needs some wiring, pruning and general reshaping before the spring/summer growth. I was wondering how long should I wait ...
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Is this bonsai in trouble?

This is a bonsai fig tree, which I bought maybe two months ago. As you can see in this photo, it's losing leaves at a good clip: However, a closer look shows that it's also sending up branch ...
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Bonsai fig displays unnerving lack of thirst

I bought a bonsai maybe ten days ago. The man who sold it to me said that I should check the soil daily and expect to water it every few days. I bought it on a Friday and watered it on the Sunday; ...
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What is the plastic gauze / grid in a bonsai replanting kit for?

I bought a bonsai replanting kit and its got this plastic grid / gauze in it. I could not work our what its for. Is it to cover the hole at the bottom of the pot to stop dirt falling our or has it ...
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Why are those leafs drying?

Why are they drying and how can I save them. They are in front of yhe window facing north. There is an apartment across very close. So not too much sunlight but enough I guess. I am in İstanbul. I ...
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Should I be worried about this leaf residue?

I recently bought a bonsai tree, and today I noticed a white residue on one of the leaves (see photo). Is this some kind of normal plant thing, or is it a disease or fungus that I need to deal with? ...
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Is it possible to irrigate a bonsai with a drip system?

I recently acquired a bonsai and am nervous about the danger of over- or under-watering. Is it possible/feasible/worthwhile to build some sort of drip system to keep the soil at a constant humidity? ...
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How do I keep the leaves on my Fukien tea bonsai from turning brown and/or falling off?

This is what my poor little bonsai looks like. What can I do??
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My bonsai, a pomegranate, has already lost all its leaves, it’s getting a little growth, but what can I do to help it?

It’s still alive, the fiber just under the bark is alive/green, but the only new growth has died and the newest is dying. The fiber of one of the roots coming up is losing its green, so I think it’s ...
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What type of bonsai tree is this

I will post also as a general question. Recently I received a bonsai tree. Can you help me identify what type is it? After few days I received it it seems weaker and with lots of yellow leaves. I ...
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Name this bonsai tree species please?

I bought this bonsai tree recently and I'm wondering what species it is. As you can see from the picture it has white flowers. Thanks in advance.(https://i.stack.imgur.com/CNc15.jpg)
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Help identifying a bonsai?

I have recently been gifted a bonsai; it's actually from Marks & Spencers in the UK, but frustratingly it doesn't have any kind of information what the species is. The leaves seem a bit darker ...
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Help Identifiing This Bonsai

So today was my 12yr anniversary at work. The owner of the company knew I was looking to try my hand at growing a bonsai. So when I came into the office this morning this guy was on my desk. He didn'...
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ID pine by cones and seeds

Can anyone ID a pine by its cones and seeds only? I collected some cones for seeds (starting material for bonsai). I know of a little field in the outer regions of Amsterdam, where there are some pine ...
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How old should be a tamarind plant to make a Bonsai from it?

I have planted couple of Bonsai seeds and both have been germinated in 4 weeks. Now they are 2 weeks old. I want to convert them to Bonsai. How old should be a Tamarind plant to convert it into a ...
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Can I prevent my spider plant from growing more leaves?

I have a spider plant (chlorophytum comosum) that I have raised since he was still attached to his parent. He is in a small (2 inch diameter) pot and lives on my desk in indirect sunlight all day, ...
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Bonsai Ficus, recently repotted now roots growing from surface

I repotted a Golden gate Ficus bonsai about a month ago and just noticed something today I'm not sure about. It appears 5-6 root tips have hit the sides of the pot, growing on the surface and some ...
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Old leaves of Chinese Elm bonsai have gone brown at the edge and yellow at the center and then falling off

I have a 7 year old Chinese Elm bonsai. So far it has been growing new shoots without any problems. As of last week I noticed most of the leaves of the old shoots have started going yellow at the ...
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Bonsai leaves turning brown and dropping

I have a chinese elm bonsai tree, iv had it since febuary. At first it was goin great.. getting lots of new shoots, lots of new leaves.. it was looking green and bushy! My leaves are turning brown and ...
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How do you move bonsai across the US safely?

I'm planning a move (Colorado->Virginia) at the end of June and have several bonsai trees that I need to transport across the country with me. What considerations should be made in this transport to ...
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How to reduce leaf size on Ash bonsai

Five years ago I asked here about ways to train this ash (Fraxinus excelsior) seedling into a bonsai. The little ash bonsai has now grown and it's in his 4th year. See the photo below. Any suggestion ...

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