tropical bonsai

  1. bonsai_bingo

    [First Post] Design Feedback on Tropicals -- Time to CUT?

    Hello my fellow Nuts This is my first post, I've been reading and learning from the forum for about 2 years now. I think I've covered all the rookie mistakes 😅 (my grow zone is updated and I have pictures). I'm new to Bonsai as well, I was suckered into a kit back in 2018 (one still lives) and...
  2. AnutterBonsai

    My first Escambron - Broom style

    Bought this one from our local bonsai nursery, about an hour away from my place. I chose it for it’s awesome bark already on main trunk, and it’s feature at the base, the bark being split. I like it because it gives it a wild and rugged personality. Lots more to have to work on, such as branch...
  3. aframe

    HAWAIIAN UMBRELLA - ROOT OVER ROCK: FOR TRAV

    I started this tree from an air-layer that I separated from the mother in 2015. I planted it on the rock in 2016. In December 2018 I gave it to my brother in law for his birthday. In spring 2021 I stole it back to re-shape it. The pictures below are Dec. 9 2018
  4. chuckwc1

    Tropical Mimosa Critique/Progression

    Please help me progress in developing this bonsai, will appreciate your opinion on styling or horticulture. Just to save everyone some time, here are things I'm planning on doing or know I could have done better: I put this in a pot too early. This was only my second tree, and I jumped the gun...
  5. brennobonsai

    I want to make a drastic cut on my barbados cherry

    I've had this plant for over 2 years, it comes from an air layer of a tree that is about 10 years old here at home. At the time I didn't know anything about bonsai and I ended up making a cut that made me lose part of the bark. I've been trying to make a good design on this plant but it's been...
  6. K

    Mame Bonsai making

    Bonsai is an Art of Making Plants small and giving them a form of natural look to the plant. It's a skilled art and how Nature Plays a main role in shaping plants. In Bonsai Art Plants are acquiring a Tree shape in masters hands just like in Nature. We are trying to keep our Bonsai Plants as...
  7. AnutterBonsai

    My first Burtt-Davyii ficus

    Managed to get a great deal in one of the FB auction sites and snagged this ficus! bought it from the Wigerts auction account. It’s my first ficus ever in my collection and they tend to grow really well in Houston — with the high humidity and heat. I like the nebari it’s already been...
  8. IIppon

    Need help on this Premna repotted!

    Hello everyone, I’ve seen many topics of this kind from beginners after having repotted their trees. Here’s my premna, was in a huge pot, just repotted in a smaller pot, I trimmed a huge root pad, and few big roots I think I removed at least 50% which seems to be ok for this specie as they are...
  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. Clicio

    You feed your Jaboticaba in the Spring and the bark explodes.

    Well, it's a mix of Biogold, Hanagokoro and fish emulsion. Basacote, just a sprinkle. A lightly diluted kelp emulsion sprayed every month... And the Jaboticaba has to change clothes, as the old ones don't fit in its new fattened trunk. First image from three months ago, trunk images from today...
  11. Clicio

    It's time to post your best tropicals here!

    No hard rules. Just post your best tropical trees and give us the names of the species. I will start this thread with two favorites : Jabuticaba and Pitanga. First, the Jaboticaba (or Jabuticaba as we call it in Brazil), in a Shugo Izumi pot: Plinia cauliflora, the Brazilian grapetree...
  12. S

    Elephant Bush - Next steps?

    Hi all, I bought this tree a few weeks ago because I liked the shape of the trunk and it reminded me of a natural looking tree. But, there are also some areas in need of improvement: 1) The most obvious flaw is there is a large gap in the foliage (the area in the middle of the tree that only...
  13. 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...
  14. Forrestford

    Big, too little forest

    Just wanted to have a place to put my project so I could get tips/advice and to share my ficus too little forest. The end goal is a crazy jungle with lots of aerial roots and roots over rocks. I went to a nursery and found these ficus too little stock at 2.99 each. Nothing too special little...
  15. Crassula king

    Barbados cherry flowers.

    Hey, my Barbados cherry is getting ready to flower for the first time(since I have had it). Tips on care? Watering, fertilizing, etc. Thanks! Also, if anyone is able to tell me which of the two popular varieties of Barbados cherry I have that would be incredibly helpful.
  16. timeleft

    Large ficus progression (first post in a while)

    I wrote out the story of how I acquired the tree and the photos show a thorough progression. I initially purchased it from Hollow Creek when they sold off a large part of their tropical collection (maybe 3 years ago?). Its been a work in progress ever since and always a champion putting out...
  17. Culper Woodhull

    Grow lamp for Fukien Tea/Carmona Bonsai?

    I purchased a 12 year old Fukien tea bonsai a few days ago. I was doing so well with my Jade "afra" that I thought I'd take on another bonsai. I did not do my research before going to a local bonsai distributor, just sort of made an impulsive decision to swing by and check out their stock. I...
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