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Questions tagged [bonsai]

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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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 to combine watering and fertilising of Bonsais

I have read in many places that one should not fertilise a dry soil, so I apply my liquid fertiliser after watering. But because I water my trees up until water is dripping from the drains, as soon as ...
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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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How to prune my first Japanese Arce bonsai tree?

I just bought this really nice Arce Palmatum tree, is about 30cm tall. I want to make it a bonsai, which would be my first. I've seen loads of YouTube videos and tutorials but I just can't imagine the ...
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Bonsai tree leaves turning brown and falling

I have Bonsai tree which it's leaves have been turned brown and falling, even the green leaves are falling. The tree has been kept inside then moved outside, the issue still appearing. The below ...
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Black branch tips on Ming Aralia

Is anybody familiar with this? I don't think I've been overwatering because the foliage is not drooping and I keep the soil fairly dry. Some stems and leaves are loosing pigment in tips possibly but ...
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My bonsai tree is dying

Both of the trees are very brittle and dry. They are both either pices mariana or one of them may be a pinus aristata. I started growing them in the summer and they were fine but when winter came ...
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Does amyone know what type of bonsai tree this is

I got this tree about a week ago but i dont know what type it is help someone
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Can bonsai be made from a walnut seedling?

I managed to sprout a nut and now I have a walnut. Can I make a bonsai?
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Need repotting advice for my small red maple (hopefully to be bonsai)

I recently grew a red maple from seed after cold stratification. The seedling is now about 4 inches tall, and i am not sure what to do next! Do i need to repot? What are its watering needs? If anyone ...
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Is waking up a plant or a tree in winter harmful for it?

As it is winter, even by keeping my bonsai Zelkova indoors, it losts most of its leafs. For a week or so, I let it outside during the day for it to take the sun. Now, it's already producing new leafs....
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Help identifying my juniper bonsair?

I went to a nursery earlier today and got a bonsai tree. I've always wanted a bonsai tree however never had gotten around to it. Looking at photos makes me think it's a Green Mound Juniper however I ...
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How old should a cottonwood be for me to start pruning it for bonsai?

This little bonsai cottonwood has been growing now for about 3 months. He is about 6 inches tall now and has been transplanted from his little cup to a bigger cup! I am wondering, when would be a ...
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I've gotten this bonsai tree 2 days ago and I'm having trouble identifying this tree

I have searched all bonsai tree related websites and still have not found the type of bonsai it is because of the color and shape of the leaves
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How could I estimate the age of a natural olive europaea sylvestris bonsai?

Today I found two natural bonsai of olive europaea. I think that it is the sylvestris variety based on the fact that the distance between the leaves is very small. Also, the way the leaves are ...
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Need help identifying species of Bonsai tree

There's a folder in google drive where there are pictures attached. Bought it in a local store but I do not know the species. Could anyone help me? Link to Google Drive click here.
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cottonwood bonsai?

I am new to bonsai in fact, I have no bonsai tree's over the age of about 1 month. Funny, in my attempt to grow a Japanese Katsura from seed I had left one of my seeding pots outside. I came out to ...
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Maple Tree Typical Dormancy Requirements?

To give a little bit of context, I'm looking to start growing bonsai trees indoor. I really like maple trees and I'm thinking of building an indoor growth enclosure(like a Grow Box) with artificial ...
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identification of external aerial root in bonsai

I've a four and a half year old ficus bonsai. All of a sudden since yesterday, I spotted this root like structure from the woody stems at the neck of the tree. Can someone identify what is this and ...
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Should I prune this 3 year-old Tamarind tree fork?

I have a 2.5 year old Tamarind in a container. It has what looks like a tree fork. I'm considering cutting the least straight one (it's the outer/right-leaning one on the picture). Even though the ...
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Ginkgo Biloba Bonsai leaves turning brown from middle

I recently bought a young gingko biloba (maidenhair) bonsai from a nursery that looked healthy two weeks ago. I brought it home and have since watered it twice. I put it outside in the day and it gets ...
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Can you help identify this bonsai tree?

I got a Bonsai tree and I can’t find anywhere what type it is. Can someone help me, please?
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Please help me identify my bonsai tree?

I've looked online to try to identify the type of tree that it is so I can take better care of it in regards to watering, fertilizing, & the environment. So far I've come up with nothing & it'...
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Yellow spots on leaves of Oak

I have an Oak (Quercus) in a container grown from seeds, must be 6-7 years old now. And every year it gets these yellow spots on the leaves. When I look under the leaves, I see tiny little red/brown ...
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guys name of bonsai species ?, how to care? in over my head!

I picked this up in a yard sale, the old man seemed to know a lot but our language barrier made it difficult to follow and remember his instructions, ridiculously I forgot to even ask him the name of ...
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How to revive a bonsai that was repotted after it was dying of overwatering?

I have a 15 year old Chinese Elm which I bought last year in April and keep indoors. It is placed next to a window, but due to british weather it doesn’t get very strong light. The bonsai survived ...
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Exposed roots in a juniperus bonsai, plus probable fungi problem

A friend of mine has a juniperus bonsai similar to this, but it is not doing well recently. I noticed its top roots are now outside of soil, which I find not good, and I am about to suggest my friend ...
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Is there way to encourage a jade plant to grow new branches from the woody trunk?

This tangled, twisted but still beautiful jade plant is not the result of a bonsai experiment gone wrong but the product of years of neglect. It was often underwatered, never fertilized and positioned ...
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Help identifying bonsai tree

My friend gifted me a bonsai tree on my birthday a few days ago (super excited!). Unfortunately it was bought to me without a tag and therefore, as I don't have any experience with bonsai trees yet, I ...
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Redwood Bonsai Trees leaves issue?

I had a tiny forest of 4 trees, but 2 were quite bad and they just died. Now, these 2 that left, i dont know if I should be worried or it's normal, but their leaves are starting to get all dry and ...
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Can someone help me identify this bonsai sprout?

I planted it from a Bonsai kit. The seed packet is labeled as Black Pine seeds but, in comparison to photos online, these sprouts seem suspicious. Another sprout came up, it looks more like a pine ...
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Basics of Bonsai?

Could we grow bonsai with normal seeds and techniques to grow it? Which bonsai is best for indoor and acts as an air purifier? Instead of buying it, I want to grow my own bonsai. Please suggest some ...
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Identify bonsai & maintenance advice for total beginner

I got this as a gift and have no idea where to start! Scared to water it! Firstly, please could someone identify the species? I'd like emergency advice so it lasts a month or two while I read up - ...