Is this possible? Growing bonsai in water? All species.

Anthony

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You can do the same in marbles, gravel, peat moss, fired clay [ lecca ] ................................
Remember it is the union of Bonsai pot and tree, with a decorative soil e.g 100 % round gravel.
How the shapes / textures / negative -positive spaces, masses interact.
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Anthony

* And you can even magnetically levitate them.
If one has gotten too bored lovingly growing the plants.
Teasing here.
Have a good chuckle.
 

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I'd be interested to know how this would work long term.
 

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I can't imagine a pine doing well very long with roots sitting in water
 

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I got a little self contained hydroponics kit for Xmas that is actually pretty legit. We have a huge crop of tomatoes getting ready to ripen now that have grow in water plus nutrients and no substrate. The water is aerated during daylight hours with a little bubbler pump.

Once you go to a substrate you are getting closer to classical bonsai. Many have shown the ability to grow trees in completely inorganic substrate already. The only caveat to 'hydroponics' seems to be that the water must be aerated. If using a substrate this is taken care of by the pore spaces.
 

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The key item to ponder is how will the root get the oxygen from the water. Isn't that what we all agreed on that roots need air to survive? In the description, they stated the water will be changed out weekly. Still this kind of going against what we all come to accept - Roots need air.
 

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The key item to ponder is how will the root get the oxygen from the water. Isn't that what we all agreed on that roots need air to survive? In the description, they stated the water will be changed out weekly. Still this kind of going against what we all come to accept - Roots need air.
Yes, thus the aeration. Maybe changing weekly would work if the plant is a slow metabolizer, who knows, it depends on how much gas exchange is needed.
 

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