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 causing these dark spots on my bonsai tree?

My Cussonia bonsai suffers for a couple of months now from an unrecognized pest. First I thought these are mites, so I bought a powder that you mix with water and spray on the leaves. But ...
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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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Should I leave my bonsai oak tree outdoors during winter?

I live in southern Sweden, where temperatures can get down to around 20C / 4F in the winter. Any tree grown outdoors is exposed to quite a lot of darkness and cold from around early November to late ...
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I want to grow bonsai from seeds. What are some of the easiest tree species to start with?

I started enjoying Bonsai a few years ago. I enjoy the experience but I also like the challenge. It is my understanding that growing bonsai from seeds can be difficult but fun for those who enjoy ...
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Good groundcover for bonsai

What type of plants are good ground cover for bonsai? When I first started growing bonsai, I only used a fine gravel for ground cover, but this looked very boring and artificial. Then I tried moss, ...
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Does anyone have experience with a lemon tree as an indoor bonsai?

I grew a "tree" out of a lemon seed. As I'm not living in a climate for lemon trees I'm trying to make an indoor bonsai out of it. I'm not sure if it is good bonsai material. Will it build enough bark?...
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How do I take care of a Port Jackson fig bonsai?

A few years ago (4ish, I think) my girlfriend at the time brought me a small bonsai, a Port Jackson Fig (if I remember right!). I have managed to keep it going so far. At this point, it is more a "...
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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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What exactly is an outdoor bonsai?

I recently got a Brussels Boxwood Bonsai, 3 years old. And I have it placed indoors near an optimally sunlit area and apartment temperature is around 70 F.There seems to be a little bit of wilting/...
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Can I move a self-seeded oak tree into a pot to keep it small?

An oak has self seeded in our garden. Has got to about a metre tall and seems happy. We don't have anywhere near enough space for an oak but seems a shame to kill it. Can we move it to a pot to keep ...
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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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Good soil mix for bonsai?

What is a good generic bonsai soil mix? What ratio of organic / inorganic material should be included?
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Should I mix chicken manure in with my bonsai soil mix?

I've heard it mentioned before that Japanese people use chicken manure in their bonsai soil mix. Is this a good idea? If so, what quantities should I be mixing in to the soil?

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