bonsai advice

  1. cherrytrix

    My darling Fukien Tea is looking sad, please help me navigate this!

    As stated, I have a young Fukien Tea i keep by a small humidifier in my sunny room of the house. Live in TX so the A/c is almost always on. Lately the leaves have been dropping and turning brown on my darling tree. What is going on?
  2. Apex37

    What Bonsai Has Taught Me

    There’s tons of similar threads to this, but I wanted to make one to highlight what bonsai has taught me and continues to teach me and take time to really thank the people here on Bonsai Nut. I don’t have many friends, maybe 2 in total, my significant other being my best friend. This community...
  3. goth_gardener

    Hardcore bending experiment Boxleaf - hallowing, bracing, and breaking trunk

    Hello! I tried my hand experimenting on this very very stiff boxleaf tree I got from a local nursery, using a technique I’d seen videos of some bonsai teachers and enthusiasts doing. I hollowed out a channel on the back of the trunk to make the tree bendable, laid in copper wire, raffia wrapped...
  4. W

    I cannot find what is this in my Chinese Elm Bonsai, is this black spots?

    I am new to the bonsai world. And I feel like I'm going crazy? because I don't know what's going on with my bonsai. I haven't found anything like it on the internet and forums. A little bit of history, I've had it for 1 month. It got infected with white bugs, so I treated it with...
  5. Miyagi_Do_Bonsai

    Urgent Trident Maple Help!

    Needs some urgent help Not sure if this is normal but my Shohin Trident Maple which I purchased back in December has come into leaf like a month back however the leaves were looking a bit tangled and bunched together, after a few weeks I left it outside a few weeks back when the night temp went...
  6. D

    Propagating aerial roots on ficus, trying something without knowing if that works, please suggest.

    I'm trying to propagate aerial roots for my ficus, used some wet sphagnum moss wrapped around a portion on the extended trunk. I'm not sure if it is going to help or not and am I doing it right, could someone suggest.
  7. Jupiter

    How exactly is a trunk like this formed?

    Hey guys, I have seen many very nice trees with trunks such as the one in the attached photo. What are the general methods for creating these? I am assuming this isn't the usual trunk chop or cut and grow method. Any insight is as always very much appreciated!
  8. K

    Mame Bonsai making

    Bonsai is an Art of Making Plants small and giving them a form of natural look to the plant. It's a skilled art and how Nature Plays a main role in shaping plants. In Bonsai Art Plants are acquiring a Tree shape in masters hands just like in Nature. We are trying to keep our Bonsai Plants as...
  9. JaiDoubleU

    Someone Help My Bonsai!

    Hello, I have inherited a bonsai tree that I don’t think is doing well. It’s leaves look healthy, but it’s not very shapely. I'm hoping someone help me identify what it’s suffering from (if anything) and provide tips on how best to care for it. It appears to have been pruned rather harshly at...
  10. D

    Newbie, confused about bonsai fertilization especially during winter times

    Hi 👋 I’m new to the bonsai growing and recently I was gifted with couple of bonsai trees. Searching online I have found one of them is deciduous, one of them is coniferous and other two are tropical indoor. One of my friends suggested to use fertilizer to keep them healthy state. With little...
  11. D

    What type of live moss if ideal for bonsai pots?

    Hi 👋, I have recently collected live moss(attached) to stuff my bonsai pots, I’m not sure if I could use this moss without causing any harm to the bonsai. In general any ideal live moss is suggested for bonsai pots or what I have should be fine? thank you.
  12. LunaticTree

    Yamadori Construction side collection

    Check thoose out! As a Landscapegardener I regulary come across unwnated Trees and saplings, those two here have ben at a recent constructioin site and have ben dug up before they came with the bulldozer to eliminate whatever was left of the Trees. As you can see they are a little bit "sad"...
  13. D

    Sago palm transfer to bonsai pot.

    Hi 👋 I would like to transfer my sago palm tree 🏝to a bonsai pot which is currently potted in a regular plastic pot. Is September the right month in California, US to do that? Is it possible or ok to shorten the leaves instead of cutting them from their base, to make it look smaller? I read...
  14. AnutterBonsai

    First time with Juniper Parsonii

    Bought some rooted Parsoni juniper cuttings! Does anyone have experience dealing with them and developing pads/ ramification? I’ve heard they’re really hardy so that’s a plus for my zone. Excited to develop both of them and try different styles. thinking of uppotting them soon, maybe… because...
  15. A

    Hard pruning of yew

    Hi there, Just started bonsai, I’ve bought a small yew tree from the local nursery. Hoping to teach myself the basics. Unsure which branches to keep and which to chopping off to get the bonsai style/shape. Was thinking of cutting at the red line but unsure what to do next. Any suggestions/advice...
  16. AnutterBonsai

    Uppotting mallsai

    Hello all! My first post, long time lurker. I have three mallsai, one Chinese elm and two junipers; my question is: I’d like to uppot them for thickening of trunk and growth and development of the trees. What type of soil will I need for both types of trees? I live in Houston, TX Bonus question...
  17. pstaboche

    Juniperus squamata styling advice

    New to bonsai and nervous about removing large branches. The first picture shows the slight S bend I'd like to use as the front but there's a branch (1) near the top that may detract from the trunk line. My bigger problem is the lower branches. I can't decide which ones to keep! Second picture...
  18. Syedabrar

    Mugo pine from nursery stock

    Saw this mugo at the Lowes today, priced at $120. Its pricey for me, any ideas if it will be a good bonsai specimen, new to bonsai world.
  19. E

    White patch of mould on ficus ginseng trunk, leaf drop.

    Hi,I have managed to keep this ficus alive for 5 years and it seemed to be doing well until recently some of the leaves started to turn yellow then brown and fall off at least 50% of them.I noticed the soil had become compacted so I repotted it into a slightly larger pot with better drainage...
  20. Apex37

    Nursery Maple Styling Recommendations

    Just picked up this guy for $30 at local nursery. I had a hard time not getting about 5 maples with them being 25% off, but they're getting a bunch of new ones next week, so I'm going to wait till then and probably get more. Anyway, I was trying to get some recommendations on styling. He's...
  21. Apex37

    First Bonsai

    First post, figured this place would be a valuable resource to learn and grow as I take on the hobby. I love forums as they always provide so much information and support. I've always been fascinated by plants and have always loved carrying for them. My mother-in-law was a HUGE green thumb, I...
  22. 1John 3:16

    In the beginning...

    Hello all! This is my 3rd attempt at bonsai, unforseen circumstances didn't allow for a bonsai garden. Now, I have 1 Carolina Cypress, 1 Japanese Red Maple and some Lemon and Apple tree seeds, some already in a pot others germinating. I do understand the Carolina Cypress isn't one that is...
  23. Moxie

    Bougainvillea Bonsai: Help Needed

    Hello, I am trying to figure out what's wrong with my bougainvillea bonsai tree:/ I am new to this and any help would be greatly appreciated. The leaves are turning yellow, curling up, and dropping - the plant looks almost bald on one side😭 is it getting too much or not enough water? I...
  24. K

    Help please...

    Hello... I got this beautiful Bonsai tree in November last year as a gift. I’m in NY and temperatures are crazy freezing out here. I took out my beautiful tree which was super healthy and green. Unfortunately temperatures dropped below 0 degrees F and I completely forgot to bring my tree...
  25. cmsheehan

    Newly collected Yamadori Pine

    Hello everyone! Thanks so much for accepting me to the team... I mean group;) So I recently collected this beautiful pine from Massachusetts, right near the ocean. I believe it’s either a Scott’s Pine or Pitch Pine, possibly a Japanese Black Pine. I successfully transferred her into a new pot...
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