Bonsai trees

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  1. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Who has them and who has grown them from scratch?

    here is my little sprout.

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  3. CharlieB

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    Acacia Burkei?
     
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    An old photo, about three years ago. I have since lost the one on the left, the other two are still going strong with the one on the right now ten years old. All of them grown from scratch.

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    From what I gather this is a slow paced hobby indeed
     
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    at one stage i had 60 of them buggers!!! i cut it down to about 10 now but ill take some pics tonight
     
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    will also take some pics tonight i have an black monkey thorn (acacia burkei) had for 7 years and just replanted in December and a knob thorn tree which i bought in December.
     
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    Slow but very enjoyable hobby.
    A good hobby to start while young and something you can keep for a long long time.
    I have a few as well, some nice big ones which I bought (show pieces) and then a few I started from seedlings
     
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    crap pic , but this is my Bougainvillea - bought 13 years ago as a "plant in the black bag "

    They very brittle so the shape has changed over the years as i accidentally snap a branch off every now and again...


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    :lol::lol:

    Looks great with the flowers.
     
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    there are books of info , but basically treat them like a outdoor plant , with more water because there roots cant grow down looking for water .
    The can be indoors for a few days , but are outdoor trees.
    every two years , repot them and trim the roots.
    give a little fertilizer and trim leaves and branches when you have time .
    they are awesome because they don't demand time every night or week .

    but all trees have a slightly different need so reading the books or goggling info is best.
    I learnt this year after 13 years with my bougenvilla - if you want it to flower - give it less water - its a defense mechanism , where it will flower and spread its pollen when in drought situations. :)
     
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    Thanks @Perky pets.
    Off to google I go.
     
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    My stinkwood:

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    Make sure you soils drains well other wise will get root rot and give nitrosol is a good fertilizer
     
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    im a big fan of nitrosol as well ,especially for small pots :thumbup:
     
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    Me to have about 12 bonsai love to take trees that garden service remove I get cut a 300mm above the roots then plant it a plastic bowl and make holes with soldering iron before planting the plant
     
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