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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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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 - ...
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Can I grow a mini-sized date plant from a fresh seed?

Is it possible to create a plant from a fresh date seed in a mini pot? When I say "mini" I mean a pot with diameter of maybe 6cm, like this one? (see image below) I already tried this 3 times with 3 ...
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Should I make a mini-greenhouse for my temperature-sensitive bonsai?

I have a 5 years old Fukien Tea, which just arrived in home. I live in the south of Spain, and my city has strong temperature changes. The temperature goes aprox. like this: Spring: 20 - 25 º Celsius ...
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Please help me ID this bonsai?

I recently acquired this plant from a friend. I just need help identifying what type of bonsai/ plant this is.
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Can I Repot a Jade tree in December?

Would it harm my Jade tree if I repot it in December? I don't need to prune its roots, but I want to move it to a smaller pot and turn it into a mame bonsai instead. Can I do it now or maybe I ...
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Baby pinus indentification

I got these baby pine plants from a friend, which I want to nurse for bonsai, however I don't know which species they are. The plants are from seeds, and my friend told me he got the seeds from a cone ...
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What are the curled darkened areas on maple leaves?

My trident maple bonsai went into dormancy entering winter. I repotted It, carefully removing some large roots and pruning for radial roots. Bonsai soil mix of peat, leca, stone, bark. Extremely well ...
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Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forrest Issue

I have a Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forrest. 3 out of 4 mini trees are doing fine (2 are doing great, one is doing fine) but the forth (the smallest one) looks sort of bad. Its leaves are look sort of dry ...
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What type of bonsai tree do I have

I have just received this Bonsai tree and was wondering what species it was, Thank you for your time
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Jade tree trunk cut?

I'm having this Jade plant that I want to turn into a bonsai. It grew a lot in height so I had to prune it to keep it short and thicker the trunk. Now, I was wondering if I make a small cut with a ...
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Identification - Plant growing next to my bonsai?

I bought a bonsai (exterior one) some weeks ago and a plant is growing just next to it. I have some questions about it. Is someone able to identify what kind of plants it is ? Is this plant can ...
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What's this type of Bonsai?

So I bought this today and forgot to ask what type it is. This is my first bonsai tree and I would love to know how to properly take care of it :)
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Blue/Green fuzz on Peach Pits

I'm trying something a bit new. I wanted to try germinating peach pits that I could grow as bonsai trees, and I understand the pits need to go through a period of cold stratification of 90-120 days. ...
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Is this seedling a Black Pine which I can use to grow a Black Pine Bonsai tree?

I am trying to grow a Black Pine Bonsai tree. I noticed that there were a number of seeds that looked different in the bag of the Black Pine seeds that I got, but I put them in the soil anyway with ...
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Chinese Elm Bonsai lost leaves apart from a few, tried everything

I have a Chinese elm that came in at spring time and placed it in the same location as the other Chinese Elms that came in on the same order. This tree had lush growth on it and after a week or two ...
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Are these genuine bonsai?

I bought these on the street an hour ago but I can't tell if they are just very young trees or genuine bonsai. The seller said they were several years old. I don't remember exactly but maybe 5-15 ...
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Never ending problems with my Crepe Myrtle

I'm growing a crepe myrtle to eventually make a Bonsai out of it. I've had to spray it against powdery mildew few months ago. Now it seems like I'm doing something wrong again as the leaf are curly ...
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What is this bonsai plant with red-tinged leaves?

Can anyone identify this plant? It was purchased in southern Oregon.
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Self watering pot with no hole

I bought myself a little Bonsai the other week from a local gardening place. The Bonsai is in a little 'self watering' pot according to the label (which I have since discarded). Its a normal pot, ...
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What type of bonsai is this, and how do I revive it?

I got this bonsai from my friend about 2 months ago. I do not know what type of bonsai it is so I don't know how much about taking care of it. About 6 weeks ago, I forgot to water the tree so it went ...
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Bonsai related - Moujean Tea vs Fukien Tea (are they the same?)

Are they the same or in the same family? even the fruits look identical... and their branches and plant shape are the same too... I was given a bonsai and thought it was Moujean Tea, but after ...
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Where should I trim to convert this ash tree in a bonsai?

Two years ago I planted a local ash tree in a pot in my balcony. It shares a fairly a pot with a maple and oak that you may see in the pictures. The ash has been the quickest to grow and at this ...
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Help identifying this bonsai tree

I received this bonsai tree as a gift, but as an absolute beginner I have been unable to identify its species using online guides. I hope one of you can help me out here, so I can care for it ...
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My lemons' leafs are drying. What should I do?

I'm trying to grow many bonsais (Lemon, Pine, Cypress, Chestnuts, Peach). I was doing fine and all of the bonsais are in the same place. However, recently my lemons started to show some kind of an ...
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How to start Gulmohar bonsai from seeds?

I have so many Gulmohar around. How can I use Gulmohar fruit/flower to start my own Gulmohar bonsai.
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Has my Bonsai died?

When I first purchased my Bonsai, the tree was so beautifully green. I purchased it about a year ago. It has been this color for about three to four months now. I'm wondering if it has died or just ...
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Need help identifying this bonsai tree

received this as a gift and I have no info on it. Not sure what it is or how I should care for it. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks. Whew, that's a lot of info STORMY. The plant is ...
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Help with Yellow leaves

Can someone please help with the cause of yellowing of bottom leaves of bonsai umbrella tree. The new leaves look fine. I'm in Australia in autumn but still 28-15 deg so not sure if I should repot at ...
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Does the blue Japanese maple tree exist?

In my search of different kinds of bonsai trees, I have come across various websites selling blue Japanese maple seeds, usually with an image attached (most likely photo-shopped). I personally don't ...
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Can you grow a fig tree in full shade?

About 3 weeks ago I propagated a cutting from a fig tree in water. It is growing roots and almost ready to plant. I have a nice spot for it but it will (at best) receive 1-2 hours of direct morning ...