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What are the different styles of bonsai trees?

Basic styles Formal Upright Style (Chokkan) Informal Upright (Moyogi) Slant (Shakan) Cascade - Kengai Windswept - Fukinagashi Raft Style - Ikadabuki Forest Bonsai - Yose-ue Broom Style - ...
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What are the different styles of bonsai trees?

Here is a good picture list of Bonsai styles:
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What kind of small/bonsai-tree is this pictured one?

My first reflex was Crassula ovata, aka. jade plant or money tree, but after taking a closer look, I now id it as Portulacaria afra, the dwarf jade plant. Both are succulent plants from southern ...
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Does the blue Japanese maple tree exist?

Sorry, but this is definitely not real. I'm including the best short article to explain why we see green, yellow, reds, sorta purples but not blue leaves. There is a plant that while the leaves are ...
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Identification - Plant growing next to my bonsai?

The small sprouts, and the grass like cereal plant (which I can't identify 100%, but which does resemble Carex, not something you particularly want), are weeds because they're growing somewhere you ...
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Why do my bonsai seedlings die after a month?

They look far too thin and spindly, which probably means they are not getting enough light. If they are indoors, they are probably also too warm in a heated house, and watering "every day" seems much ...
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Help me identify this Mini Bonsai

It looks like Ficus benjamina, though its hard to be sure of scale in terms of size of the leaves from the photo - image and info here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_benjamina. Your plant doesn'...
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What type of Bonsai is this, and how should I take care of it?

Before anything else, if you really want to keep a bonsai alive, I highly, highly recommend you invest in a good book on bonsai care. Something you can reference any time to help you get a feel for ...
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Bonsai pot broke due to accident

Your Bonsai will grow bigger if it roots deeper and that appears to be happening. The good news is the Bonsai survived the cat! Bonsai will need pruning of roots at some point, so transferring is not ...
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Bonsai pot broke due to accident

From what I understand, ficus is a pretty hardy tree. The way a bonsai works is that people either collect a bonsai from the wild, grow one, find a nursery plant that will work (either a random ...
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Need help with identification of bonsai tree

If it’s a bonsai from some hardware store or something, I guess… … it’s a Fukien tea bonsai, a relatively common plant species used in bonsai. There’s various scientific synonyms for it, some of ...
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What is this tree that looks like an ash tree?

I usually identify ash trees in the forest first by the bark, then by checking for the oppositely arranged compound leaf and the friendly leaflet shape they usually have. Since this is a bonsai, it ...
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Self watering pot with no hole

Unglazed terracotta is a porous material so water can pass through it, albeit slowly. This can be a very effective way of delivering water without drowning the plant. For bonsai, overwatering is quite ...
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Identify bonsai & maintenance advice for total beginner

Looks like a Zelkova parvifolia, I have one myself too. There are many care guides, like here and here. You should water it daily (if necessary), and the water should be able to flow thru the soil (...
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Can I move a self-seeded oak tree into a pot to keep it small?

Oaks do take to bonsai. Two sources I've found are here and here. Of course I also checked with a local bonsai expert to make sure that I would be able to do it "right" without hurting the 6 inch ...
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Can I move a self-seeded oak tree into a pot to keep it small?

I dug an oak up 5 years ago and placed it in a gallon size container and have had much success keeping it at its original height (2 feet tall for 5 years). This spring I took it out of the one gallon ...
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What are some fast growing bonsai fruit trees in Delhi?

A bit unconventional, but if you want something that will grow quickly, train well & produce beautiful flowers and fruit with proper care, you could try a chili plant. fatalii.net has some ...
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keep bonsai leaves small

I believe with ginkgo trees, leaf reduction is most commonly achieved through regular pruning in spring and autumn. There are a few things to note however: the leaves do not reduce by much, so they ...
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How can I recognize mould in the soil of potted plants?

If you're watering with tapwater and have done so for a while, some of this white deposit might be salts from the water; however, in reference to your other query, the salt deposits would have been ...
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Would an elderberry tree make a good bonsai

I am not a bonsai expert, but I do grow elderberry and do not believe they'd be good for bonsai. First, they are incredibly fast growing. I cut mine to the ground in late winter, and within 2 months ...
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Are these genuine bonsai?

They are genuine Bonsai. They mass produce these little trees and they make great first Bonsai. This example is a great start. Not necessarily first rate but super to learn on before you get a '...
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Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forrest Issue

It is a beautiful species for a bonsai forest, do you keep it indoor or outdoors? The small tree unfortunately seems dead, if you ask me. You can of course keep it for a while to see if there are new ...
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Bonsai shedding leaves 1 week after purchase

Plants will shed leaves due to: changes in temperature: freezing or chilling can do this root ball going dry: small root balls dry out faster. Leaves shed due to dryness are usually dry. Older leaves ...
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What are these pests on my Cussonia Bonsai?

They are aphids and soap and water will deal with them effectively. See here for more details. For a bonsai you do not want to take the risk of burning the leaves so be sure to rinse the leaves a few ...
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