overwatering

  1. C

    Ficus Microcarpa help

    I currently have two ficus microcarpa. The first is tiny and I've had it since the fall. It seems to love my apartment conditions so I made a much larger investment on a second one. The new one is about 25" tall out of the pot, so something fairly large that I desperately want to keep alive...
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    Help! Overwatered maple?

    I recently got an unwanted Japanese maple from a garden. I dug it up before the buds started swelling in spring. I heavily pruned and washed the roots. I potted it up in a holed basket (with lots of drainage holes on the bottom too) in pure attapulgite (cat litter). I placed lots of sphagnum...
  3. 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...
  4. Ujjawal Roy

    Science behind root rot

    Hello everyone. I am unable to understand the science behind rotting roots, from what I understand it's usually that the roots die because of too much water (i. e. Lack of oxygen) and then fungal pathogens corrode away that root and it can spread into the healthier sections as well. I stay in a...
  5. apizzimenti

    Chinese Elm Overwatering Accident

    Hello all – I am in need of some specific advice. A bit of backstory: I have had a chinese elm bonsai for about six months. It was ~5 years old when I received it (as a gift), although I am experienced in indoor gardening, have done my homework on the chinese elm, and have cared for other...
  6. Clicio

    Fretting about overwatering - a myth nowadays

    If one doesn't use those "humidity trays" to keep the bottom of the pot underwater full time, if one has the drainage holes unclogged, if one uses a good modern fast draining mix as a substrate... Then there are no such things as overwatering and root rot. In my modest experience, even using...
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    Roots Through Drainage Holes

    Hey everybody, I've had my bonsais a bit under a year (started from seeds) and am seeing my Ficus and Jacaranda growing roots through their drainage holes. Originally, I was under the impression that water that drains should be left in these trays to help with humidity, especially since they...
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