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  1. J

    Advice for maple, leaves shrivelling/curling during fall.

    I currently live in hong kong, the weather has been getting significantly cooler by the day and windy. I notice my maple has its leaves turned red recently but some of them after turning had either shrivelled or started to curl on the tips. I havent but the tree in harsh direct sunlight. I do...
  2. 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...
  3. M

    Yellowing trunk on maple

    I repotted my maple around the start of spring and reduced roots (quite a bit, say to 50%), but not the foliage. I have recently noticed a yellowing of the trunk, and the leaves have distinctly darker green veins on a lot of the leaves. Is this Chlorosis? or simply stress on the roots? I also...
  4. DogDude

    New to Bonsai and Need advice

    Hello All, Well I guess I am having some kind of crisis. I decided to get into Bonsai's because of my experiences in South Korea when I was stationed there during my military service (Army). Today I picked up two Bonsai trees, one is a Juniper and the other I cannot remember the name to save my...
  5. D

    Help - Trident Maple Disease

    Hello all, I have a trident maple thats very dear to me that is sick and i cant solve it. I've tried a few things that have been sugested to me - I treated it with a spray for fungus as instructed on its lable and added a fortifying mixture that is sold here in Portugal. The tree has been in...
  6. Y

    First Bonsai.

    Hello all! Brand new to the forum and this is my first post. Also brand new to bonsai. Got my first juniper the other week at the mall. ( yes I know that’s a terrible place to get one). When I brought it home it was in a very tiny ceramic pot with very thick organic soil. The first thing I did...
  7. Bonsai_Rookie

    Considering to grow a Snow Rose mostly indoors (From seed)

    Hello everyone! I am new to bonsai business and I am currently considering to attempt to grow a Snow Rose Bonsai mostly indoors **FROM THE SEED**. Location challenges: Canada, Quebec, close to Ottawa. Temperature: Constant around 68 degrees fahrenheit and 77 degrees fahrenheit (except in...
  8. A

    Dug up boxwood - will this work?

    So I came across this woman offering her boxwood for free as long as they dug them out themselves. I've wanted to attempt a boxwood bonsai for a while but have zero experience. Before I waste my time, can anyone give me their opinion on the material I dug up? I had to cut off a lot of material...
  9. Bonsaibillie99

    Tree identification and help!

    Hi there, I am brand new to the bonsai world and recently got my first bonsai tree as a birthday gift. Unfortunately I had to go away and left my housemates minding it and I've now returned to it wilting! Any help identifying the tree type and how to save it would be much appreciated!! Here are...
  10. Maddie.

    Help! My Bonsai is dying??

    Hello, I am new here and trying to figure out what is wrong with the Bonsai I was given. Background: I work in an Office and one of my coworkers gave me her Bonsai tree because she is moving. The tree looks really pretty even though I dont know what type it is. But its roots are completely...
  11. E

    Trouble with my Chinese elm

    Hello! I'm very new to bonsai and my Chinese elm is not doing very well recently. I'm going to include as much detail as possible to get ahead of follow up questions, so this might be long. The bulletpoint issues are: he was in an eastern window but got brown spots on his leaves that looked...
  12. A

    Help me save Fukien Tea Bonsai

    Hello! My friend gave me this beautiful Fukien Tea Tree bonsai. This is my first ever plant. It was healthy a few days ago - the leaves were complete and a beautiful shade of green. My bonsai mentor said to put it in the sun a few hours a day but I think I burnt it. I found black spots on...
  13. E

    Help: Bonsai pot spilled!

    Hi! I’m new to bonsai planting and care! I bought a kit and planted 4 different kinds of bonsai trees. they hadn’t sprouted yet, but my brother knocked over my pots and the soil spilled. ): i made sure to fix it and put it back, but will my bonsai trees still grow?
  14. B

    Fukien Tea Tree Help!

    Hello Everyone, My girlfriend and I recently repotted her Fukien Tea Tree from regular garden soil. It's roughly 5+ years old and she's never had problems with it until we repotted it. We repotted it into a bigger pot and we used a potting soil mixed with a blend of "horticultural grade...
  15. Live2explore

    My Hokkaido elm.

    I’m pretty new to bonsai, have Experience with plants and “full” size trees from growing food to landscaping and lawn care. I have about 6 bonsai and I just picked up this old elm ( nursery estimated it around 100years old) for a great price, they said it has been declining over the last few...
  16. H

    Yellow leaves! Help please!

    Any idea what could be wrong with our bonsai? She gets watered once a week and has direct sunlight. We’ve had her 4 years and have never had this problem! We recently moved from AL to CO but she’s never outside and we’ve changed nothing. Thank you in advance!
  17. Pine_nut

    Need help with my ponderosa pine

    Hello all, I acquired this collected ponderosa pine in September from my local club auction. It was in it’s second year after being collected. It has been going down hill ever since. Can someone with ponderosa experience tell me what may be wrong with it and what is the best course of action...
  18. K

    Silk Mimosa Tree numbers

    Hey, I am new to planting anything, but i have managet to germinate some silk mimosa tree as well as black pine. My question is however, i got quite small pots (biodegradable ones) but i planted a few seeds in them, not knowing how much would survive. After like 2 weeks, i got like maybe 3cm...
  19. S

    Bonsai on Life Support - Please help!

    Hello! My roommate and I have been proud owners of this Brazilian Rain Forest Bonsai for 3 YEARS. Sadly, our neighbor only watered it only once while we were away for two weeks, and all the leaves fell off. It's been a month, but I'm convinced it's still alive. All of the branches are still...
  20. D

    Ficus (i think) withering ?

    Hello, I'm having some doubts about my plant survivability chances... It would seem that the branches are withering, the tree is losing a lot of leaves (but it was my understanding was that this could happen), and I have no idea what's the cause. Some info: - Central europe - indoor, in front...
  21. Moxie

    Yucca Elephantipes - Dark Spots

    I brought a sick Yucca Elephantipes plant home about 2-3 weeks ago - the plant had many dark spots on the leaves. I can see new healthy growth but not sure what to do about the dark spots. Based on my research, these could be related to bacterial leaf spot but I could be wrong and would greatly...
  22. 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...
  23. Bonsai Buddy

    Need help for a new adenium arabicum owner.

    Hi all! I just bought my Mom an adenium arabicum as a gift, she has always wanted a desert rose. We intend on growing it as a bonsai, but until next spring it will be in a nursery pot. But while we have rudimentary knowledge of non succulent bonsai neither one of us has any experience with...
  24. Ujjawal Roy

    To water or not to water....?

    Hi everyone on this site. Needed your help with watering my plants. My soil composition is crushed clay pots + perlite and some amount of organic additives. Watering a plants (pre bonsai) depends on numerous factors and I understand that very well but I want to know what is that one thing that...
  25. P

    My First Tree

    Hello everyone, I just got my first ever bonsai tree yesterday. Looking for advice and recommendation regarding my new tree. Got it as a bonsai carmona. Thanks :)
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