fertilizer

  1. BonsaiBuddy

    Dawn Redwood foliage problem.

    Hi all! Just a quick question. As you can see from the photos some of the foliage on my dawn redwood is turning reddish brown. :( Could it be too much fertilizer? I hope that it’s not something worse. I fed it with an 18-4-10 slow release fert in teabags for about a month and a half, and then...
  2. QuantumSparky

    Fertilizer NPK Ratios

    So this question is perhaps pretty basic and I have an idea as to the answer if my assumptions are correct, but when someone advises for something like a 9-9-9 NPK ratio fertilizer, is that all in percent volume? For example, 9% of the bottle is Nitrogen, 9% is Phosphorus, 9% Potassium? I assume...
  3. cornfed

    First Fertilizing

    I haven't done any fertilization yet. I have some liquid, synthetic fertilizer (15-15-15) and all of my trees are in development, in five-gallon containers with coarse, mostly inorganic substrate. I chose liquid fertilizer because I largely sifted all the fine particles out of my substrate and...
  4. E

    Moss and Iron in Fertilizer

    Hello, I recently repotted my ficus retusa in akadama/lava rock and after it being a bit ropey due to repotting too early, it is now recovering really well. The weather is warming up quite a bit here so I'm letting the ficus have some sun outside in the day for now. With the new soil substrate...
  5. Jiminsauga

    gaia green organic 4-4-4 fertilizer

    Anyone have any experience with Gaia Green organic 4-4-4 all purpose fertilizer? It's from BC Canada but you can get it pretty much at any LGC across Ontario. It's derived from: Feather meal, alfalfa meal, bone meal, blood meal, glacial rock dust, natural rock phosphate, fishbone meal...
  6. Ericanoel6

    Yoshino Cutting rooted - questions

    I’m surprised it has already rooted!! A transplant is imminent! I have had this beauty since early January. I took it out of dormancy last week. I just started giving it indirect sunlight outside for about 5 hours a day. I’m going to give it a week and then give it direct morning sunlight for...
  7. Long needles

    Long needles

    Too much fertilizer....
  8. C

    Tap vs. Distilled vs. R. Osmosis water

    I’ve done some searching on here can’t can’t seem to find the info I’m looking for... As I understand things, Tap water is the worst type of water to use for trees. A bunch of dissolved solids that can accumulate in soil and prevent the plant from absorbing nutrients. Distilled water is...
  9. Yugen

    Liquid fertilizer killing moss?

    I was wondering if anyone experienced moss dying from continual liquid fertilizer application? The fertilizer I use vacillates between fish fert and a 10-10-10 chemical 2-3 times a week at concentrations higher than stated on the packaging but way lower than I've seen seasoned enthusiasts...
  10. F

    dwarf jade fertilizer (portulacaria afra)

    i recently purchased a mature dwarf jade on a whim for my birthday, and have been researching as much as i can ever since. i think i’m getting the hang of it in general one thing i am struggling to find consistent answers on is fertilisation. from the garden centre i also purchased a small vial...
  11. C

    Baby Chinese Elm - Liquid Fertilizer

    Hi all, I have a baby Chinese Elm that I'm hoping to make into a bonsai over time. I'm curious about fertilizer application. I have the Dyna-Grow Bonsai-Pro 7-9-5 which I've mixed to the proper concentration of 1/2tsp per gallon. With a well-diluted water-fertilizer solution like this, am I...
  12. B

    When should I start to fertilize my 2 week old seedling?

    It is a Delonix Regia that I am keeping indoors until the weather permits otherwise. This is the first tree seed that I’ve planted. Also, what kind of fertilizer should I use and should I put it in another “pot”. This one came with the kit and I’m not sure how sufficient it is. I have...
  13. Stacey

    Bonsai-Pro

    Hi, I just got my first bonsai tree about three weeks ago so I am new to this. Has anyone used this fertilizer? If so did you have good results? Also after the solution is mixed with a gallon of water, at what point should I remake it? I have only used a small portion of the water and was...
  14. Ryan H

    Clover as a Companion??

    Hi all, On different page I came upon the idea of using clover as a companion plant for bonsai in order to add nitrogen and prevent water loss from inorganic soil in arid climates. I live in Phoenix and was wondering if anyone has tried/has opinion on the subject. From what I have read, a...
  15. falling_snow

    Best Fertilizer for Fukien Tea

    Hey everybody! I'm thinking of getting a Fukien Tea bonsai, but before I take the plunge I have a quick question. I was reading in a book on Bonsai that Fukien Tea does best with a low-nitrogen fertilizer, but I'm not sure what qualifies as "low-nitrogen" or what proportions the potassium and...
  16. Baldemotions

    Sumo Cakes

    I would like to introduce you to Sumo Cakes. 55 Cakes for $10 www.sumocakes.com Sumo Cakes are a balanced slow-release organic bonsai fertilizer product created by using 17 High Quality Ingredients that provide an abundance of natural Vitamins & Minerals to help promote Healthy and Strong...
  17. M

    Brush Cherry Advice

    I just bought this brush cherry from a local nursery. I repotted it 2 days ago with a basic bonsai soil and some basic bonsail fertilizer pellets since the soil it was in retained waaaay too much water and was definitely going to drown it. I like in nebraska and it gets hot and muggy so I leave...
  18. barrosinc

    rhizotonic, do you use it?

    I read this article from Harry Harrington at Bonsai4me It really caught my attention. It is very expensive I think. Have you used it?
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