Eugenia sprengelli - bender trunk and sharimiki unintentionally.

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Eugenia sprengelli - bender trunk and sharimiki unintentionally.

Post  gil_fuka on Sat Aug 25, 2012 1:56 am

Hello!
I'm beginner in bonsai art, but I have many plants here at home where hopefully someday become bonsai.

As I live in Brazil, I try to use the trees that are easily found here.
And Eugenia spreingelli is an example of them. They are widely used for decoration as shrubs, among other things.
It has small leaves, and dense linear; inflorescences with numerous white flowers, small, spherical fruits, red, attractive to birds.

And a few days ago I bought a seedling of this species.
When I bought Eugenia, she was fully erect, and had a double trunk.
I removed one of the trunks, that was not the main to have a single trunk.





I did not finish in the trunk, just cut.

I thought about bending the trunk, and made a homemade bender trunk.
And I started to bend the Eugenia.



But like any good beginner one day I started to bend the trunk too.
I pressed more than I should nuts, and just gritting her trunk.

I put toothpaste to protect the cut.



after a few days with the trunk cracked, decided to make a sharimiki in her shell.
And looked like this:





put toothpaste again to protect, seen in bonsai sites that help heal the skin. The only problem is that it turns white for a while, but then goes slowly with water.







I will remove the trunks bender only in 2013, in the month of March, which will give about 8 months using.
Below is the links of the processes, who want to see is in Portuguese, but the texts are simple and the translator will help!


http://entaosouvelho.blogspot.com.br/2012/08/entortador-de-troncos-caseiro-e-eugenia.html

http://entaosouvelho.blogspot.com.br/2012/07/eugenia-sprengelli-e-o-entortador-de.html

Here's a link where I show the materials I use to make the bender trunk.

http://entaosouvelho.blogspot.com.br/2012/08/entortador-de-troncos-caseiro-mais-um.html

that's it!
even more!

gil_fuka
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Re: Eugenia sprengelli - bender trunk and sharimiki unintentionally.

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:02 am

The break might add character to the tree but if you wanted to prevent the break you might wrap the trunk tightly with raffia or electrical tape to support it as it is bent. Actually wet raffia works best.

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Re: Eugenia sprengelli - bender trunk and sharimiki unintentionally.

Post  gil_fuka on Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:51 pm

Hello Billy!
So, I honestly did not expect this would happen with the trunk.
But since it happened, I decided to withdraw a portion of the shell, and as you said, it gives a characteristic to the plant.
It was the first time I did it because I was afraid of and do go wrong.
But the crack of the trunk made ​​me do the rest.

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