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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. BonsaiBuddy

    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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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 :)
  8. K

    Is my bonsai diseased?

    Hi, I started growing these wisteria bonsai a few months ago and 3 of the seeds sprouted and were initially doing really well but two of them aren’t looking so healthy now. Can anyone tell me if this is just winter hibernation or if they are diseased and should be separated / repotted? thanks...
  9. 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...
  10. B

    Bonsai Growth!

    Hi everyone! I'm a bonsai newbie and new to this forum as well. I have several bonsai that have been growing really well since I've purchased them. Three of them have grown from trunks that I propagated in water until they began to sprout roots and leaves. However, they're growing incredibly...
  11. bonsaianak

    Sabina Juniper Help

    So I have a 40-50 year old ground grown sabina juniper and I need some advice. The tree was roughly styled before I had purchased it and it has a branch that was partly snapped but was wrapped in tape. The branch however doesn't seem like it will make it. The foliage attached to this branch is...
  12. P

    Not sure what to do for my maple

    Hi everyone! I’m new to bonsai (honestly new to long term plant care in general) and I’m not sure what to do for my maple sapling. My boyfriend gave this one to me at the beginning of August and we potted it in this pot at that time. I’m worried about drainage as I live in the PNW in a North...
  13. B

    Satsuki Azalea brown tips/residue?

    Hey guys this is my first post! I just got into bonsai recently and got a few trees, one of which was a satsuki azalea (aoinohikari if I’m not mistaken) I just brought it back the other day and I’m noticing a few leaves yellowing/browning and I may be overreacting but I figured I’d ask instead...
  14. D

    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...
  15. B

    HELP JUNIPER B

    I need advice is he dead? If so how can I save him !
  16. Jhervi

    (New Bonsai'er) Need care advice for a trident Maple and Juniper Bonsai

    Hi yall, I am brand new to the world of Bonsai. I have always been very fascinated with the art of bonsai and am excited to start learning and caring for these trees. I was hoping to get some advice on care for two bonsai trees I recieved as a gift from my girlfriend. I live in zone 9b of...
  17. L

    Should I take the wire off newly bought brush cherry?

    Hi I got this today, After all I’ve read im very concerned for the health of the trunk as the wire looks like it’s been cutting in for a while. Should I get it off right away as careful as possible? After that anything else? Any help very much appreciated, I have emailed the nursery to ask...
  18. Amerssa

    Satsuki Problem

    Hi, this is my first post here, i´m kinda new to bonsai i´ve been practicing it for around 2 years now, last year my gf gave me this Satsuki Azalea (at least she said it was an Azalea, but i haven´t found any azaleas with similar leaves in my search.) and it was growing pretty well until last...
  19. B

    Help! My bonsai is dying- I think it has a fungal infection??

    I recently got a bonsai tree for christmas- I have no idea about the nursery conditions etc because it was a gift. I belive the tree is a chinese privet- it is my first ever tree Arount the start of the tree trunk it looks as if it's decaying and it has white marks around it with orangeish...
  20. O

    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...
  21. K

    HELP! ID my Bonsai please!

    hello, i just pick this guy up from Home Depot and would like to research care instructions. However the tag doesn’t give a specific name. It seems like it would be an outdoor juniper but the tag says houseplant which make me unsure. May you please help me identify it please so i can properly...
  22. L

    Juniper dying! Help

    So I bought this juniper about a month ago and I attempted my first wiring on a bonsai. I accidentally completely cracked the trunk and it split off. I did a completely horrible job, and other parts of the tree have turned purple, and now crispy and brown. I sealed the breaks with wood glue, as...
  23. L

    Health of Tree?

    Hey, I’m super new to bonsai and I need some help. I’ve tried to wire my bonsai for the first time and it turned out pretty bad but that’s not why I’m here haha. I was wondering if anyone knew why certain parts of my bonsai were browning. I also was wondering if anyone could give me...
  24. R

    Help! My bonsai is dying

    Hello! My ex gave me this bonsai, but she only told me to water it every 3-5 days. I've been doing some research and I think it's a boxwood species, but now I'm desperately trying to save it :( I tried putting some crushed eggshells on the soil but it doesn't look any better. Could someone...
  25. J

    Just got a Parrots beak does everything look all right?

    I got this tree about two weeks ago from our local garden center I just wanted to make sure everything looked all right the tree almost looks dead but leafs are starting to show but no current budding currently watering every other day and keeping relative humidity around 50% at 65 to 68° just...
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