portulacaria afra

  1. MattE

    My 3D printed Mame pot

    Just wanted to share a pot and stand I printed for my little mame "in progress" portulacaria afa. After alittle elbow grease , paint and sealer and im calling it done for now. Thanks for looking!
  2. S

    Portulacaria Afra check in (help!)

    Hello my fellow enthusiasts, I posted about this tree a little while ago and could use some advice. I repotted my little portulacaria afra on June 18th (totally dry, as per Adam’s advice), into my homemade mix of lava, pumice, turface, coconut husk and some granite. I then waited a full 10...
  3. N

    Portulacaria Afra - Nursery Repotting

    Hi everybody. I'm Paolo from Italy. I'm pretty new to the bonsai world and a couple of months ago a started collecting some small Portulacarias (those already in bonsai pots usually sold for 15 euro in garden shops). Yesterday I was visiting a Bonsai shop in order to buy materials for my soil...
  4. O

    Looking for styling advice on this P. Afra I just brought home

    Looking for some ideas on how I can style this P. Afra. It will be my first time doing much in the way of styling but I've done a lot of research over a couple of years and continue to read and learn. Here's a bunch of photos from different angles of the tree. I'm a really big fan of the type of...
  5. S

    Portulacaria afra pests

    I’ve got a few portulacaria afra inside under a grow light until it is warm enough to move them back outside. Just noticed a bunch of white things, I think they are bug casings, on the leaves of some of the plants. Was wondering what people thought they might be and the best way to deal with...
  6. Ben1124

    Dwarf jade in recovery - need help!

    Hello Bonsai Nut community! I bought a Portulacaria Afra from Brussel's about 5 months ago and need some help reviving it. I started getting into bonsai about 5 years ago and this is my first Port. As usual, the nursery soil was a bit too water retentive so I've tried to be very careful with...
  7. Antrox

    Portulacaria Afra - repotting and hardcutting

    Hello all, I have a 10/12-year-old portulacaria that needs some work. It is very vigorous and healthy. I am planning to check the roots, pruning them if necessary, and repositioning the trunk that now it is too lean. On top of that, I would like to remove a couple of massive branches that grew...
  8. I

    Dwarf Jade Development

    Hello, Attached are a couple angled pictures of this P. afra specimen I picked up online. I have already structurally pruned it, but I have a hard time deciding the trunk like and when to prune. Also, how do I make the trunk line smooth from the stumps of previous cuts? Thanks!
  9. swatchpost

    Using osmocote for portulacaria afra

    Quick question: I've begun using osmocote on my p. afra and have given it a healthy dose on top of the soil. It's loving it. The instructions say it's good for up to six months of slow-release feeding. When do you all replenish the osmocote? After six months? Earlier? Thanks! Yusef
  10. I

    P. afra Newbie

    Hello Everyone! I recently obtained a little P. afra pre-bonsai from an online shop. I have attached pictures of all angles. I'm having difficulty on what to decide to do with it. I'm hoping for a nice formal upright style, but I think on of those first branches are going to have to go. Any...
  11. LeftHandLuke

    Managing Portulacaria Afra Branch Thickness

    Question about managing branch thickness on a fairly mature portulacaria afra... Let's say you have a first branch that's half an inch thick near its base, but you have a third branch that's 3/4 of an inch thick near its base. And you want that first branch to be a hearty soul, much thicker than...
  12. Bchnit1

    Brand Newbie - First attempt to Create Cascade Bonsai with 10 year old Portulacaria Afra

    Woohoo. First post. So I’ve been reading beginner books and have been all over YouTube trying to get up the nerve to just begin this project. Have all my entry tools, wiring, bonsai soil, and a pot, although it only has one drain hole. The plant has already done all the work by deciding on its...
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    Initial styling complete in January 2017.
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    Starting the initial restyling in 2016.
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    Purchased 12/2016.
  16. Mt Goat

    Portulacaria Afra Massacre (?)

    Hi everyone. Ive been reading bonsainut.com for awhile now, but this is my first post. I think it belongs here based on other posts. I have recently made the decision to become obsessed with develop a healthy well-adjusted hobby centered around bonsai. I have purchased this porkbush (see...
  17. J

    portulacaria afra Care tips (elephant bush)

    so questions about portulacaria afra. I was looking for indoor bonsai and had some portulacaria afra in succulent arrangements so chose that one. See photo attached. All leaves are turning black and dropping off. I am watering every 3-4 days as soil dries out and happening with both soil types...
  18. W

    Help with P. afra bonsai foliage issues

    This Portulacaria afra plant used to be way fuller, but for the last month a lot of the foliage has fallen and the tiny leaves that emerge afterwards don’t last long and/or are super thin/flat. Is this a watering or light problem? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
  19. Fl_bonsai

    Portulacaria afra repot !

    So today was the day I finally got around to something I have been putting off for awhile. It was definitely time for this jade to get a decent pot . So that led me to dragon tree to pick out a pot! If Anyone Is in mid to south east Florida should know about place , Robert was extremely helpful...
  20. canoeguide

    3 humble beginnings for $5

    I found these 3 portulacaria in a single pot for $5 at Home Depot. I picked the pot that had the thickest trunks. It may not be the best time of year (going into winter) but after a couple of weeks, I got the itch to separate them and repot. These can stay outside in indirect light for a...
  21. P

    Portulacaria afra - deadwood & pot boundedness

    Hi, I've recently bought a Portulacaria Afra from a nursery store. I am a little concerned about 2 things and I would appreciate your help/advice on them: ================ 1st question ================ The nebari was heavily overgrown with moss due to just being in a greenhouse. So at the...
  22. cdefoe

    starting a portulacaria afra. check out my portulacaria afra

    i picked up a portulacaria afra from a local nursery and got it into a bonsai pot. check out my portulacaria afra thanks for checking out my portulacaria afra, y'all
  23. PeaceLoveBonsai

    Portulacaria Afra Progression

    Inspired by @Gustavo Martins post on his P Afra, I thought I would share a progression of one of mine. There is some debate as to whether these are considered Bonsai. But for me, they are great way to learn because they respond to bonsai techniques and are very hardy. After 3 years, I’ve...
  24. lunareye

    Need some guidance on styling (dwarf jade)

    Hi everyone, I'm new to Bonsai and I definitely really appreciate all these useful information in this forum to affirm my decision to dive into bonsai world finally. I dug out a dwarf jade (Portulacaria Afra) from my backyard as my first try because I've heard this should be a relatively easy...
  25. C

    Bonsai Fever

    Hello, I have caught the bonsai fever. I just pruned my first portulacaria Afra. I’m debating on making it a single trunk. I included two pics. Looking forward to the feedback. Thank you, CH
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