1. Sparkkat

    New to bonsai - Ficus

    I just got this Ficus from Home Depo.. is this moss Ok to have in the pot? I don't even know if its real, its very dry. is it supposed to help keep the plant moist? Im very new to bonsai and so far i only misted and watered the soil, not enough for any water to come out of the bottom though. It...
  2. N

    Mold on moss? repot needed?

    Hi im very new to Bonsai, Today i was sorting out my plants because mold had spread on the soil(cheap soil and bad circulation) and noticed my chinese elm bonsai (kept it inside), that i bought a week ago, had mold on the moss too (atleast i think it is mold??) but it looks very different than...
  3. Backwardsvg

    Moss propagation

    I have what I believe is silver thread moss. Seems to grow in full sun and is a very short compact moss. I collected a bit and want to now have it continue to grow. Does anyone have any good ways to propagate it? I’ve heard like a buttermilk slurry and spraying that as well as a few others...
  4. D

    Live pillow moss 'tap water' vs 'pure water'

    Hi đź‘‹ Recently I have purchased live moss online to make moss pots, the seller mentioned to use only pure water for the moss and never use 'tap water'. I have following ways available for that and which one of them is safe and suggested to use, 1. Leave the tap water for >24 hours before using...
  5. cornfed

    Other Fun Stuff to do with Moss

    After top dressing several trees with collected moss I have found, as I am sure nobody here is surprised, that it doesn't like the full sun exposure. So instead of putting the rest of my collection on the trees, I found some other fun things to do with it.
  6. 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...
  7. Rivka

    I'm the New Caretaker for an Old Larch Grove, looking for insight.

    Today I became the 3rd caretaker for an old larch grove that is apparently 60+ years old. It has been owned by two members of my local Bonsai Society, the last of which for 20 years. I would love to learn all I can about larches, I have always loved them as landscape trees, as well as anything...
  8. 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...
  9. Grovic

    Snails in collected moss, should I get rid of it?

    So, last Sunday I went for a walk and in my way back home I collected some moss, I placed it in a pie container that I re-purposed as a mini greenhouse. Today, when I opened the container in order to mist, I saw four very small snails (those are the ones I could find, but I bet there's more), I...
  10. Clicio

    Sphagnum, dead or alive?!

    So we find two kinds of sphagnum moss around the nurseries, the dry and the green. And most articles about the use of Sphagnum - Around airlayers, on top of the soil, in a mix to seedlings and so on - those articles never say which kind is the one they are talking about. So the questions: what's...
  11. Angela

    Acacia Advice, Please?

    Hi there! So I'm not sure if there's a forum for this, so sorry if I'm messing this up ... This is my first ever bonsai. My parents got it for me. It's an Acacia, though I'm not sure what type -- it has thorns and the bark of the trunk has an almost feathery texture - it's soft and if you...
  12. Culper Woodhull

    Terrarium for Ficus Bonsai?

    I have an empty 55 gallon aquarium sitting in the garage and I've just discovered terrariums while surfing the web. They seem really cool and since I like bonsai, I was wondering if I could plant 2 ficus bonsai opposite each other in the aquarium? I have a plan to make a "miniature pond" in the...
  13. Dorky_gearhead

    Learning about moss

    I'm pretty green when it comes to bonsai, and I know even less about moss. With that said ive been recently attempting to grow moss either on a shallow dish as well as on a round "paver" brick. Ive been keeping the paver brick in a container of water about 1/2 of an inch from the top of the...
  14. jomawa

    ???Moss Blocks Oxygen???

    Am bothered by a statement found in my bonsai researching, that moss blocks oxygen. Context of the statement specifically was "covering the soil with moss" vs leaving the soil uncovered for a free transfer of oxygen, not anything to do with moss's water holding capability. Since I am doing air...
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