help and care

  1. 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...
  2. B

    HELP JUNIPER B

    I need advice is he dead? If so how can I save him !
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. R

    Indoor or Outdoor

    Coming back to the bonsai world having grown one 20 years ago and failed miserably. This time through I want to really make sure I choose the right kind of tree and now have the time to dedicate some quality time to the art. First question...indoor out out. I like the idea of indoor but feel...
  14. R

    Defoliating in winter

    Is this something that could be okay on a tree kept indoors in winter? It's wintered inside until spring. Zone 7. Its a fairly large overgrown tree. Should I just wait for spring? I'm wanting to whip this thing back into some kind of decent shape. One section has close together, uniform leaves...
  15. H

    What’s going on with my Chinese elm ??

    I purchased my first tree (an 8 year old Chinese elm) and it’s arrived with these kind of markings all over the trunk. Really new to this and I can’t find any answers online so I’m just wondering if anyone could tell me what this is/if I need to do anything. Thank you !!
  16. F

    Help with severely neglected Juniper

    Hello all, I was recently given a once beautiful shimpaku juniper by a friend of mine. He got it as a gift, and it appears to have dried out entirely. All of the foliage is completely brown, and the soil was full of little weeds and random plants. He claims to have been watering it, but it...
  17. Biophilumia

    Saving 3 Boxwoods (eventually, hopefully for bonsai?)

    Location: Central Pennsylvania I should start by saying I'm completely new to bonsai... so, there was a small boxwood shrub in my grandparents garden, and I've been REALLY wanting to get into bonsai for like, years now, and I overheard the gardener talking about how the other small boxwoods...
  18. M

    Dogwood scrub

    Hello! I picked up this dogwood scrub at my local nursery for $2. It was growing roots out if the bottom of it's container and is my root bound. Am I okay to root prune it now in Oregon? I feel so bad for the little guy, he's trapped!! Any advice would be helpful. Thank you
  19. M

    New to Bonsai, new tree

    Hello all! I've done a little research on Bonsai and recently went to a nursery and picked up a maple for $20. The lady who sold it to me just said it was a maple, I think we had a language barrier. I cut it down a bit but was looking for some advice on next steps for this tree. Should I...
  20. L

    Help identify!

    I watered my plant today and noticed it was browning. I have been told this is a bonsai but I am not sure what kind. I was also wondering if it is healthy? Please help!
  21. B

    What kind of tree is this?

    I searched the internet for a while and I couldn't find anything for what kind of tree this is. I just got the tree as a birthday present and also have no idea what I'm doing with it, but I named it Juan and I really like him and dont want to get rid of him. So I'm just looking for some basic...
  22. D

    New to bonsai and need help

    I recently bought a tree labeled as a bonsai but I cannot identify it if it truly is one as this tree is bizarre to me Any help would be appreciated
  23. S

    New to Campeche Trees

    Hi everyone I have a question about a tree I was given. I was giving a Campeche tree about a month ago and it was doing fine for about a week and all of a sudden the leaves started changing dying off... A couple of weeks later all of its leaves have dropped so I was wondering if this is normal...
  24. jd_bonsai

    Chamaecyparis obtusa

    I need some strong advice on this hinoki cypress. I've had it two years. First year it was in a #7 nursery pot (super root bound) It's been in the current grow box for about 14 months. It's healthy, but very leggy and ugly.. Need to clean trunk of moss , but other than that" any style advice ...
  25. Andrew R.

    Is this tree dead? Is there any hope?

    Hello- I am new to bonsai and would greatly appreciate any advice on this tree. I believe it is a Chinese sweet plum (Sageretia theezans) and I've had it for about seven months. I've had some minor issues with it in the past such as leaves dropping and browning but I was able to get it to...
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