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General Category => General Bonsai Discussion => Topic started by: Boshia on December 10, 2014, 12:55 PM

Title: Escambron
Post by: Boshia on December 10, 2014, 12:55 PM
Hi all, I'm new here and new to bonsai/plants in general. I have a planted aquarium but that's as far as I go with plants. Anyways, I've lately become interested in bonsai. I researched everything I could think of before going to a bonsai nursery and picking out this tree:
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj34/Boshiaz/Bonsai%20tree/001_zpsac40d4fc.jpg)
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj34/Boshiaz/Bonsai%20tree/006_zpsa6db5302.jpg)
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj34/Boshiaz/Bonsai%20tree/007_zps86e6ebca.jpg)
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj34/Boshiaz/Bonsai%20tree/008_zpsb6703a60.jpg)
I live in zone 9a so I think it will do all right here, it's just a matter of me doing what I have to do. For the next year I'm just going to put my efforts into keeping it healthy so hopefully I can get that part down. The next spring I'll probably work on it a bit by deciding which forked branch I want to keep(lowest left part of the tree)and take off some branches that obstruct the flow of the tree.
But anyways, that's my tree and that's me. Just wanted to say hi and tell a little bit about us :).

EDIT: I just realized I put this is General and not Tropical, could a mod please move it for me?
Title: Re: Escambron
Post by: DorianJF on December 11, 2014, 01:08 AM
Hey Boshia

Welcome.

In my view a nice tree to start with.  Loads of branches that you can work with.  I agree that you are leaving it for a while to get as healthy as possible.

Keep us posted on the progress.
Title: Re: Escambron
Post by: Anthony on December 11, 2014, 04:35 AM
Just in case,

Escambron - Clerodendron aculeatum

Really beautiful shrub [ tree ?] we get ours from Barbados natives.

You should have a great plant in a few years.
Thanks for showing.
Good Day
Anthony
Title: Re: Escambron
Post by: Boshia on December 11, 2014, 02:11 PM
Thank you, Dorian and Anthony. Anthony, I do believe it is a shrub from Puerto Rico. Since it is tropical, at what temperature should I bring it in in wintertime? I've been bringing it in when the temperature hits below 50*F but since I work until late at night I usually have to bring it in after just a few hours of it being outside. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Escambron
Post by: Anthony on December 11, 2014, 07:02 PM
Boshia,

the limit for tropicals is supposed to be 55 deg.F. Remember the pot is less than the earth as cold goes.

Do you need a grow light ?

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t7218-escambron-specimen (http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t7218-escambron-specimen)

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t13970-escambron-those-beautiful-puerto-ricans (http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t13970-escambron-those-beautiful-puerto-ricans)

Scroll down to Escambron

http://www.browardbonsai.com/Tree_of_the_Month_2010.html (http://www.browardbonsai.com/Tree_of_the_Month_2010.html)

You can join IBC and write to the chap in Florida.
Good Day
Anthony