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Bonsai

Post by AhmadIrfan » May 10th, 2012, 10:35 am

Helloo everyone, i've been trying to create a bonsai kinda plant for the past two years a nurseryman suggested to pull the plant out of the pot every year and trim of some of the roots and then re plant it on inquiry as to why he suggested this procedure he answered this is how its done and you see the disformation of the trunk. i am not sure if should be trying this any suggestions??
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Re: Bonsai

Post by Izhar » May 10th, 2012, 10:55 am

Yes he is right.. during active growth season the roots should be trimmed and the plant replanted..the deformation of trunk is done by tying soft wires and bend it slightly as desired.. and bonsai is grown in a shallow, wide container / dish..

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Re: Bonsai

Post by AhmadIrfan » May 10th, 2012, 11:11 am

should i do it now since the ficus has started to grow and i am going to tranfer it to a smaller pot this year and maybe to a shallow tray next year plus the from the point where the 4 trunks have merged the plant have come very prone to breaking off can this be corrected??

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Re: Bonsai

Post by Izhar » May 10th, 2012, 11:30 am

wires can be used to support the weak area... and yes this is a good time to trim the roots..

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Re: Bonsai

Post by AhmadIrfan » May 10th, 2012, 11:58 am

Thanks Izhar one more questions should the plant be bare root for hard trimming of the roots or should I just remove the soul from the outer surface and cut the outer roots??

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Re: Bonsai

Post by Izhar » May 10th, 2012, 12:39 pm

just the fresh outer roots only...

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Re: Bonsai

Post by AhmadIrfan » May 10th, 2012, 12:55 pm

Thanks Izhar I hope the plant survives the procedure 2 years worth of effort on the line air layered the four plants myself

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Re: Bonsai

Post by AhmadIrfan » May 15th, 2012, 10:21 am

Izhar i have removed the plant from a bigger to a smaller pot, one thing i noticed while cutting the roots was it had more web like roots than hardy ones, cutting the webed roots is going to have the same impact on the plant to create a bonsai??

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Re: Bonsai

Post by Izhar » May 15th, 2012, 11:03 am

for bonsai ..the pot should be shallow and wide..cut about 90% of the fine roots and 10% of the hard roots...

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Re: Bonsai

Post by AhmadIrfan » May 16th, 2012, 12:31 pm

Izhar dont wanna stress the plant too much i've moved it to a smaller pot this year next year insahllah will move it to a shallow pot, there were only 4-5 braches of hardy roots which i trimmed off the rest of the soil mix was covered with the web of fine roots which i also trimmed, have kept the plant behind my sago palm, its been more than 24 hours and the leaves havent whitered so i belive this is a good sign.

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