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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What is a good watering routine for a bonsai?

If I have just purchased a bonsai, what is a good watering routine that I should start with and how should I adjust this routine regularly?
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Shaping my new bonsai

We are working on this bonsai and would like some expert advice. Should we cut more sub-branches? Is it ok if the main branch is bending towards one side? Or should we cut it to make it straight? ...
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Bonsai identification and pruning tips

I purchased my first bonsai about 4 years ago but haven't taken regular care of it, mainly just watering it occasionally in the summer and rarely during the other months. I've been too afraid to trim ...
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Bonsai basil? Tips on herbal bonsai

I have a 5 year old basil plant growning in my window. Since I don't know much about gardning it has been a small hobby of mine to prune it and keep it alive. My idea was to create some kind of ...
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What are the different styles of bonsai trees?

I am interested in bonsai, but I'm having difficulty finding the design that I want because when searching the internet most of the bonsai styles don't have pictures. Could we create a compilation of ...
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Can someone identify this Bonsai tree?

I was hoping someone would be kind enough to identify this tree for me. I want to properly care for it and I think identifying it would be a good first step. Any help on this would be appreciated, ...
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How to make a bonsai into cascade style [duplicate]

I would like to achieve a Cascade looking shape for my bonsai and would appreciate advice as per how to trim my current tree. Here are the pictures:
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Ash (fraxinus excelsior) bonsai tree

I wanted to ask you some reference or direct suggestion on how to make a bonsai out of this very young ash (Fraxinus excelsior) shoot that I rooted in a pot. See picture on the left, below. Any books, ...
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How regularly should I fertilise my bonsai plants?

Is there a need to fertilise my bonsai or should I just stick with replacing the soil once every 18 months to 2 years?
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What kind of small/bonsai-tree is this pictured one?

Recently I moved to a new house and there was a bonsai tree that seems to be very weak. What kind of bonsai tree is it?
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Bonsai Leaves on new shoots rather than existing branches

My second Bonsai (first one met its doom with a similar problem) Just recently received this plant (a couple of weeks ago) it was shipped. Its a Chinese Elm. All the existing leaves seem to be ...
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How can I recognize mould in the soil of potted plants?

Is this mould on my bonsai's soil? If it is mould, how can I treat it? How can I recognise mould in potted plants in general?
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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; ...