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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Started as a joke, but it's getting big!
« Last post by Leo in NE Illinois on September 10, 2017, 05:23 PM »
Albizia can work as bonsai, Spongeman was giving you the ''straight poop'', it is not an ''easy'' tree to do well because it needs full sun and does indeed drop branches easily. Spongeman has a number of Albizia bonsai, he is sharing hands on experience.

 It is possible to grow a great many trees under lights, but trees that need full sun are difficult. Visit your local ''Brew & Grow'', or Hydroponics shop to see grow light systems in operation. You can then order on line once you know what light system you want. A tree that needs full sun wants as much light as a marijuana crop or a tomato plant. Grow shops will often use pepper plants as a stand in for marijuana as they need about the same light.

Your plant is a young seedling, as such can get by on slightly lower light, but will eventually get weaker and weaker and die if it does not get sufficient sunlight. As they age they need more light.

I suggest you try again with different species. that require shade, or partial sun, rather than a species that needs full sun.

For shade, indoors, probably the most adaptable is Ficus. Also Serissa, Bryna, and maybe a few others. Meehan's Miniatures has starter material at modest prices. Check for their indoor shade listings.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Pest identification?
« Last post by geoffhobson on August 27, 2017, 06:50 AM »
The plant in the picture is not Chinese Elm.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Started as a joke, but it's getting big!
« Last post by wraenking on August 24, 2017, 01:24 PM »
I appreciate all of the feedback. Within the last week i started getting new growth on the lower portion of the trunk. It is the first time it has ever happened. I will read up on how to chop the top and how to prune the roots.  I will also get a larger pot. (I assumed you would want a smaller pot if trying to grow bonsai). Any other pointers would be appreciated. I cannot plant it outside and would like to try to keep it in my office. Pic below of new growth



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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Started as a joke, but it's getting big!
« Last post by SpongeMann on August 21, 2017, 10:24 PM »
Albizia Julli needs full sun. Mine are very difficult. They lose branches soo easily .  Ive had trouble designing my Jullies cause of die back. i recommend you put it in the ground Let it get strong and do trunk chops and root prunes and back to the ground. An upside is that the leaves  reduce dramatically  . Ive gotten them down to 3"by 1 1/2" .
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Started as a joke, but it's getting big!
« Last post by geoffhobson on August 21, 2017, 04:21 PM »
All plants need light to produce food. This seedling is too small to do anything with for several years. I would have thought that it needs to be outside to get the conditions for optimum growing and health. It needs a bigger pot as well. Fertiliser with nitrogen would also be a good idea. Growing a plant from seed to be able to train into what might become a bonsai will take 15 to 20 years, the plant you have may or may not be suitable for bonsai.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Juniper sap issue
« Last post by Bilt85 on August 21, 2017, 02:22 PM »
Help please, I have a juniper skyrocket bonsai. It was re potted and shaped in April from a nursery plant to a bonsai. I have just checked it and noticed it has a lot of sap on the leaves, there doesn't seem to be any disease so I'm not sure why this would be. It hasn't been cut or had any work on it since April. Can you help?

 Any advice on pruning would be great also, I have been doing some research but a lot conflict with each other about pinching or cutting. I am wanting the pads to start filling out but I'm not sure on the process of back budding and ramification.

Thanks you for the help
Matt




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White Pine Bonsai Discussion / Re: New JWP help needed please..
« Last post by 0soyoung on August 15, 2017, 08:53 PM »
By about now the new foliage should be hardened. With JWP (and most 'white pines' for that matter) this is easily recognized by the dropping needle sheaths. Once this has happened the tree can be safely repotted.

I notice that it is grafted and probably on JBP (p. thunbergii). Therefore, I suggest that you only wash out the potting soil on one side of the stem when you repot. Do the other half in the following season.
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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Started as a joke, but it's getting big!
« Last post by bwaynef on August 12, 2017, 08:03 PM »
I know nothing about Albizia, but that tree looks like its in need of light.  If you can find a place with bright shade it'd benefit.  (If its been inside for 2 years then taking it into the sun straight-away will likely cause its leaves to burn and further weaken it.)
Thanks for the response. Can I ask why you say it is in need of light?  Or how you can tell.  The leaves always look beautiful and the lighter color is a new branch that just came in. Unfortunately I just moved to a different office with no window.

Thanks!

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It seems thin and has few branches.


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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Started as a joke, but it's getting big!
« Last post by wraenking on August 11, 2017, 03:06 PM »
I know nothing about Albizia, but that tree looks like its in need of light.  If you can find a place with bright shade it'd benefit.  (If its been inside for 2 years then taking it into the sun straight-away will likely cause its leaves to burn and further weaken it.)
Thanks for the response. Can I ask why you say it is in need of light?  Or how you can tell.  The leaves always look beautiful and the lighter color is a new branch that just came in. Unfortunately I just moved to a different office with no window.

Thanks!

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General Bonsai Discussion / Re: Started as a joke, but it's getting big!
« Last post by bwaynef on August 11, 2017, 10:48 AM »
I know nothing about Albizia, but that tree looks like its in need of light.  If you can find a place with bright shade it'd benefit.  (If its been inside for 2 years then taking it into the sun straight-away will likely cause its leaves to burn and further weaken it.)
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