What to do with this Baobab

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What to do with this Baobab

Post  JoesBonsai on Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:38 am

Hi Everyone

I am new to the forum Very Happy and would appreciate any help/advice given on this Baobab
I have no experience with baobabs and would like to know the way forward where to cut and so on Question
I have it in a plastic pot just to see if the stem will thicken Exclamation also are the rocks around the pot are there because my cat decided that this was going to be his toilet Mad




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Re: What to do with this Baobab

Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:06 pm

If you're in a winter rainfall area, just make sure that it gets absolutely no rain during winter. Many down here in the Eastern Cape are over wintered under cover.

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Re: What to do with this Baobab

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:18 pm




Welcome to the forum. Wish I had one like that.

There are baobab discussions already on the forum, you should be able to find them with the search bar at the top of the page. Keep us posted!

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Re: What to do with this Baobab

Post  Andre Beaurain on Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:08 pm

I think you have a good start there, turning the baobab in a Baobab style....ooo original!! Cool

The buds should start swelling about now, as soon as the buds burst, get rid of the cat litter soil, transplant it in a rich very well drained soil, in a very big pot, put some bonemeal and rapid raisor in the soil. Let it grow as much as it can.. the roots that is, still keep trimming your top. Wounds heal very fast.

It does very well when you cut the roots back later.

As Mario said NO WATER IN WINTER!!
Also it wont grow indoors.

Remember a Baobab is the worlds Largest Succulent!! Treat it as such.

It will help is you say where in SA do you live? Welcome to the Forum.

Love and light
Andre


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Re: What to do with this Baobab

Post  JoesBonsai on Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:57 pm

Thank you all for your input,I know that I must not water in winter and I only keep it indoors in winter .In summer I keep it in full sun.Andre I stay in Johannesburg and have had this baobab for a couple of years,I will re-pot as you said to a bigger pot.must I do it now or wait for the buds they normally start shooting towards end Sept.also should I cut any branches or leave as is.Thank You once again

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Re: What to do with this Baobab

Post  Andre Beaurain on Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:59 am

But you dont get rain in Winter in Joburg. So why do you keep it indoors?

About cutting the top, I'm not the bonsai expert here, all I know is my own taste, and I wouldnt cut anything for now. I think its going to be great.

Wait for the first green leaves to appear. Before transplanting.

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Re: What to do with this Baobab

Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:48 am

It's lekker to see some more of us joining the forum!

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Re: What to do with this Baobab

Post  JoesBonsai on Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:20 am

[quote="Andre Beaurain"]But you dont get rain in Winter in Joburg. So why do you keep it indoors? Frost Evil or Very Mad



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Re: What to do with this Baobab

Post  Andrew Legg on Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:05 pm

Howzit Chinas!

First thing I'd do is start looking at photos of attractive wild baobabs on the internet. There should be good styling cues out there for you!

Cheers,

Andrew

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