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    Need help identifying bonsai

    Hello, I've literally never used this site before but I hope I'm doing this right- So I was given a bonsai as a surprise gift and just doing a quick google search after receiving it I realized this is a very special plant that I feel requires a decent amount of knowledge to take care of- but I...
  2. rootstands

    Spalted wood bonsai display root stand

    Root stand. Dimensions: 19(L) x 17(W) x 24(H) cm / 7.5(L) x 6.7(W) x 9.5(H) inchs More: rootstands.com
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    Target Soil Moisture Level for Juniper Procumbens nana

    Hello Everyone, I purchased a Moisture meter 3 in one kind, and was hoping someone could give me some idea on where I want my soil to be on the meter. I have a 4.5 inch Juniper Procumbens "nana" (Outside) Bowl...
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    coffee bonsai

    Hello I have a small coffee plant and was wondering if I can make it into a coffee bonsai. Not sure how to go about this, can anyone give any advice?
  5. Ujjawal Roy

    General Bonsai soil discussion

    Hello guys, just wanted to share a thought with you about bonsai soils. I'm a self taught "trying to be" a bonsai artist, so, please forgive my lack of knowledge. I consider Mr. Nigel Saunders from The Bonsai Zone youtube channel as my online guru and have learned a lot from watching his videos...
  6. Ujjawal Roy

    Help! New unfurled leaves on F. Religiosa aren't growing to their full size.

    Hi everyone! I've been trying to pursue the art of bonsai growing for a few years now. I was studying away from home and thus couldn't concentrate much on them. Now that I'm back home I'm trying to learn proper watering, sunlight, fertilizing and bonsai soil mixes. Lately my trees have been...
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    White like glue spots over ficus branch

    Hello, Today i was watering my Ficus and suddenly i found the healthiest branch is very wet and dark brown not like others also observed a white like glue spots on the same branch, other branches are all well, can u plz help to understand whats going on!
  8. Gottibonsai

    Mame Juniper cutting progression

    Hi! I'm an 18 years old italian guy and I'm into bonsai since 2016. That's my first thread ever on this forum and I'm so excited. I want to show you a brief evolution of this mame juniper that was gifted to me from a friend in 2018. It was already a 3 years old cutting. Unfortunately I don't...
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    Wanted: Japanese Maple Seigen

    Have been searching forever for this cultivar, but to no avail. The few promising leads/nurseries are all sold out or won't sell them. Really been wanting to get one for a while now, even if it's a smaller less developed tree. If anyone is willing to sell, please let me know.
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    HELP!!! SATSUKI BONSAI DYING :((

    I am new to growing satsuki bonsai, id appreciate knowledge and teaching but please no disrespecting in the thread. I got satsuki starters and got excited and bought a medium sized satsuki to and grow. I repotted the medium satsuki and the next two days it started wilting and the leaves...
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    Mould on moss

    Hello all, I’m new to owning a bonsai and was just looking for some help and direction. I seem to have a bit of mould growing over the moss. Is this something that needs looking at or is it ok? It’s an indoor Carmona bonsai in a south facing window (UK) I water it once a week and use a liquid...
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    What bonsai soil mix to use and of what grain size?

    I’m new to bonsai and have heard that having a good granular water retaining draining soil for bonsai is almost essential. I currently have an orange jessamine and a Chinese juniper and am planing to grow more plants of the latter and also a few ficuses. The only available soils/mediums...
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    Could I get some direction on a laurel oak?

    I’ve just acquired this, but I can’t find much information on how I can over winter this in my temperature zone(4b). I’m not quite sure how to go about starting to style it either. I have a couple of ideas, but I would greatly appreciate any help!
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    Dying Seedlings - Please Help

    Hi. This (pine?) seedling has been growing since late April but recently the tips have started to turn brown. This is also the case with the smaller (birch?) seedling whose leaves are also turning brown after sprouting a few weeks ago. Please can someone identify the seedlings and let me know...
  15. JayD

    First Post: Acer Palmatum Seedling

    Hello all, I am new to the forum. I have grown to love and appreciate the Acer species from my time working in a Botanical Garden. Enjoying browsing the site so far! Started collecting plants for bonsai and training 2 years ago. I am excited to learn from and share with you all. Grabbed this...
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    What type of bonsai tree is this

    Hi all, Recently i bought bonsai tree but i have no clue what type of bonsai it is... but for me it looks like leafs are falling not looking good.. I keep it inside, watering in small amount every day but water is going quick through the wholes.. Do I need to buy bigger pot or something or...
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    Kaneshin Tool Steel Types?

    Looking at Kaneshin's website, they have different grades of steel. Most notably, blue steel, white steel, yellow steel, and SK steel. However, there are some items like 36A and 36B which are basically the same, but one is yellow steel with better craftsmanship (so I believe), and the other is...
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    Is my tree dying?

    hello, I got my tree as a gift two years ago, and it’s been doing fine up until recently. I’ve noticed that it’s trunk seems to be getting soft and wrinkled. This has happened before after not watering it for awhile, but this time after watering it it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. It...
  19. Wetmasausage

    Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

    Hi all, I'm brand new to bonsai and after finding two growing in my garden, I've decided to give it a go. Please note that I'm not strictly following the rules of composition but more just making something I think is nice on the eyes. There is very little info out there about this tree and I...
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    Please help identify my new tree

    I went to a nursery today and the cashier told me what this was, and I can't remember to save my life 🤦‍♂️. Maybe someone on here can help me 🙏
  21. Werd2jah

    Fans of The Bonsai Zone?!

    Hello all, beginner here, always had a passion and fascination with bonsai just never thought it accessible until I came across Nigel Saunders videos. now I’ve got ALOT of trees and mod the discord server for fans of the bonsai zone. Feel free to join! https://discord.gg/vSJKDd
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    help with fukien tea bonsai

    so I'm fairly new to bonsai and I only have two trees, so my first bonsai was from a grocery store and it was pretty healthy it's a fukien tea, and it's been doing pretty well, but recently it started dropping leaves, and has been growing slower, I'm guessing it's from over watering but I'm not...
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    Help! Bonsai is dieing :(

    I bought a bonsai for my mom. Lately she has moved its location around I think she may have over watered it once. It is wilting a lot and the leaves are losing their deeper green colouration. Its been with her for about 4 months, but only in the last couple of weeks, has it deteriorated. She...
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    When to top JM

    Hi, New to the forum and to bonsai in general. I saw this weeping JM at Lowe’s for half price and couldn’t pass it up. I love its structure but am moving to a townhouse soon and will not have sufficient outdoor space so I want to reduce the size of my trees. My question is: When is the best...
  25. BenBSeattle

    My Magnolia Ann Bonsai 1yr Progression Video

    This is a progression video of my Magnolia Ann Bonsai tree that was created from Nursery stock. I bought this tree from West Seattle Nursery. It's turned out better than I had hoped and should produce more flowers year over year as it ramifies. The nice thing about this variety is that it...
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