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  1. Kodama

    Indoor Humidity - Trunk Moisture

    Hey BNuts! Hope you can help. I have a couple indoor trees in the basement tent and recently turned on humidifier to get levels more tropical. Humidity Above 50% and temp range about 70-80 during the day. Right now set to run 14hrs. Auto timer off at night. I noticed over a couple days the...
  2. Apex37

    Shohin Buttonwood from Wigerts

    Received this shohin sized buttonwood today from Wigerts that I got through their eBay auctions. It’s in a really beautiful Bunzan pot. I love the deadwood and movement and can’t wait to have a tree I can finally practice refinement techniques on. Honestly, this is my nicest tree yet and...
  3. F

    Can I get you to focus on this Ficus?

    Hello all, I recently picked up this Ficus from a big box store. Traditionally I'm not a fan of the ginseng variety but when I seen this one my impulses got the best of me. Normally I have the good fortune of not being a very impulsive person but we all have our days. It was going cost me next...
  4. B

    HELP WITH BRAZILIAN RAIN TREE

    I’ve never had an issue with this Brazilian Raintree I’ve had it for about a year and just recently I have started to water with a pan underneath it which was not allowing the water to drain completely for up to a day at a time then the tree started to not open sleeps all the way in the daytime...
  5. MHBonsai

    Grow Tent for Tropicals - setup guide

    Setting up a grow tent can be daunting to get started. I've been pretty successful with mine for the past several years, so I thought I'd put together a quick guide on what works for me. I grow orchids, tropicals, and several 'houseplants'/kusamono successfully. I assemble it typically in...
  6. chuckwc1

    Emotional support - lost all the leaves on my Brazilian Raintree and Tropical Mimosa

    Had a weeklong vacation, and couldn't really get anyone to water my indoor trees. I thought & hoped they would be fine, and most of my other trees were. Unfortunately, the weather and sunlight really improved the week I was gone and I think my sunroom had a much higher light level and...
  7. indoorbonsai

    HELP WITH TWEEDI POWDERPUFF

    REDDISH GROWTH ONLY I repotted this powderpuff last fall and it dried and dropped its leaves from the repotting stress. I’ve been careful with watering to prevent root rot. I see some fine white roots growing. But all new growth-stalks, stems,leaflets are all reddish. And they wouldn’t grow...
  8. 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...
  9. D

    Newbie, confused about bonsai fertilization especially during winter times

    Hi 👋 I’m new to the bonsai growing and recently I was gifted with couple of bonsai trees. Searching online I have found one of them is deciduous, one of them is coniferous and other two are tropical indoor. One of my friends suggested to use fertilizer to keep them healthy state. With little...
  10. JuniperSol

    Tall Escambron Styling - Literati? Informal Upright?

    So I recently purchased this rather large Escambron that was collected from Puerto Rico about 8+ years ago from a gentleman in Florida. I do really like it (even if it doesn't follow the rules of Bonsai all the way), but could use some styling advice. I have gone ahead and started on some of the...
  11. JuniperSol

    Escambron Styling Assistance

    I have this Escambron I recently got from Puerto Rico and could use some advice. I like the general shape of the tree, but I think it could be better. My biggest issue is the main lowest branch as it just seems like a jumbled mess with the primary branch being too long and not bendable. Thoughts...
  12. 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...
  13. Perrywinkle

    Wrightia religiosa variegata (and thoughts on variegated bonsai in general)

    Hello everyone. I was browsing online for tips on growing wrightia and I stumbled upon a rather impressive variegated form of Wrightia religiosa from Top Tropicals. Of course I instantly wondered whether this would make a good bonsai. It seems like just the new growth is white. Methinks it...
  14. JuniperSol

    I am pulling my hair out trying to figure out what is wrong with my Ficus

    I own eleven trees. All of them are doing well, prospering, growing, etc. BUT THIS FICUS DEAR GOSH! I only water when it needs, I have made sure it gets good light and not too much, it has been outside for weeks yet continues to lose foliage. I am out of ideas, help me Bonsai Nut, you're my only...
  15. legobonsaipianoman

    Serissa Foetida White Powder on the Soil and Trunk

    Hi everyone, I have a Serissa Foetida that I have had for about 2 or 3 months now. It was in horrible potting soil that held too much water, so I repotted it into some soil I made from fullers earth, perlite, and organics. The tree didn't have any of the white powder on it before I repotted...
  16. Clicio

    Brazilian Rain Tree - BRT - from seed, a progression

    I decided to create this thread to record the progression of a BRT from seed, one from a batch of 20 or so. Some culled, most given as gift. I sowed in sand in the winter of 2018, it sprouted in the beginning of October. After 10 days it was going well. Shade, humidity and watering. In...
  17. Clicio

    Three tips on Jaboticabas

    A native of the wetlands of southern Brazil, Jaboticabas are one of the most sought after fruiting trees for bonsai in tropical countries. So if you like them, here it goes: 1-) They love wet feet, as much as Wisteria, and their roots can never dry out or they die. A wet tray under the pot...
  18. J

    Did I let my Ficus get too Cold?

    Hey Y'all, A couple of days ago, the sun was out, the birds were singing, so I thought it would be a good idea to water my "Tiger Bark" (we think) ficus outside. Mind you, it was about 52F, and I had remembered reading somewhere about "above 50F" (oops. should have researched more) was safe for...
  19. B

    My delonix regalia (flame tree) is losing its lower leaves. Any idea why?

    Hi, all. The lower leaves on my delonix are turning yellow in the center and then falling off. However, this is only happening to the leaves on the lower limbs. The leaves on top look very healthy and seem to be thriving. Right now I use rainwater to water mixed with bonsai pro fertilizer...
  20. MattE

    Tigerbark ficus ( progress thread )

    Well grabbed the courage to propagate my ginseng ficus. I see such a nice future bonsai in this. I put it in a 40 percent organic and 60 percent bonsai mix. Rocks on top are just to hold it in place better. I did about a 50 to 60 percent defoliation. Everything I read says if it has no roots it...
  21. B

    Should I be doing any work on my delonix/Flame tree and/or Fukien tea now? Pics below. New to this and clueless.

    Or should I wait until sometime next year? I plan on transitioning the delonix to outdoors once the weather stays consistently warm, if that helps any. Thank you!
  22. 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...
  23. B

    Indoor lighting - is this a good artificial light for tropical/subtropical tree seedlings? Will it be good as they mature?

    50W LED Grow Lights with UV IR,Shengsite Upgraded Full Spectrum Grow Lamp Bulbs for Indoor Plants, Seedling,Vegetables,Flowers and Fruits,Hydroponics &Organic Plants https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079DQ52NM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_OtnpCb0EGZGSQ If it helps I am using this for my Delonix Regia seedling...
  24. B

    When should I start to fertilize my 2 week old seedling?

    It is a Delonix Regia that I am keeping indoors until the weather permits otherwise. This is the first tree seed that I’ve planted. Also, what kind of fertilizer should I use and should I put it in another “pot”. This one came with the kit and I’m not sure how sufficient it is. I have...
  25. Aaron S.

    My first Ficus

    I finally got my first Ficus. I'm guessing that it is a Ginseng Ficus but with this being my first ficus I do not have any experience with them. I guess I could watch Nigel and see what he says. :D I was at a local nursery and they had it marked for $7 so I grabbed it. The pot says that its...
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