Ok, so I planted a Pinus Aristata about three months ago to grow as a Bonsai. It sprouted just fine and seems to be healthy but after the initial growth of about two inches it stopped. Like no more growing at all. I repotted it in a normal looking Bonsai pot thinking that would help but still nothing. But again, it seems pretty healthy. Should I be worried at all? What's the normal growth I should be looking for? Thanks!
It should be growing, somewhat, vigorously. Are there any other symptoms? Do you have this in bright light? This could be responsible for slow growth. Can you provide a picture, so that I may see what the potting mix looks like, and the overall health of the tree?
I don't have an option to attach pictures to a reply, but i have them if there's a way to get 'em to you. Thanks!
thanks for the reply! There don't seem to be any other symptoms. I just watered it yesterday, but it looks dry. The soil seems moist to the touch though. I live in Oregon so I can't really have it outside right now. I obviously didn't know the proper time to plant it but it seems healthy. Right?
I have multiple beautiful bonsai trees. I want to get another new species but I want one that works in my regions temperatures as an indoor plant. We have a wood stove and live in New Hampshire. What kind should I get? Also, I have a couple of maple saplings. when and how should I go about making them bonsai? Note- I prefer trees.
This collection of articles will give you much more information on Bonsai then I could, as it has many useful links to get you started: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bonsai/
New Hampshire has a very wide range of zones within the state. I would need to know a zipcode or a town to better help you. The zones range from 3 to 6, so knowing that will be a big difference in choices of trees.
So I've been thinking... and I want to get an outdoor bonsai TREE. I live in New Hampshire and my zip is 03855. What should I get? Mind you when I say tree I mean tree!
You do have several options for your area. The only limitation is the cool temperatures, but these species listed on this link will survive in your area: http://www.bonsai-and-blooms.com/cold-climate-bonsai-tree-types.html
I am moving to Tasmania from Ipswich qld i am looking for someone to spray my bonsai's
Check with your local government for regulations on transfer of plant material.
What is wrong with my bonsai tree because leafs are turning brown and falling of.
The first consideration is water deficit/drought stress. Without sufficient water the foiage will dry and die.
I have recently started my journey into caring for plants. I started with a Bonsai (juniper), and got Myrtle Topiary and a Cycad. Since the winters in PA can get a little rough and the temperatures have dropped. How do i maintain these plants? I don't know to much except water and not over water. I'm not sure what kind of food they take or when to feed them. Is there any resources you know of that can help me get a basic foundation? I really enjoy plants and I want to keep growing!
Generally, care for plants during the winter is pretty easy. I will include several articles that you will find helpful.
This article is for apartment gardening, but will apply here as you will need to keep these in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/urban/apartment-gardening-guide.htm
This article is for bonsai Junipers: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bonsai/first-bonsai.htm
This is for the Myrtle Topiary: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/myrtle/how-to-grow-sweet-myrtle.htm
This is for Cycad care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/cycads/growing-cycad-plants.htm
I have tried to find out what this bonsai tree's species is, but I can't exactly determine and don't want to kill my plant. If any of you know what this bonsai plant's species is, could you please help? Thanks a lot!
It is a little difficult to tell because of the plant's condition, but the bark suggests that it is a Ficus of some kind. Most likely a subcultivar of Ficus benjamina.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ficus/ficus-tree-care.htm
This article will help with bonsai maintenance: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/bonsai/first-bonsai.htm