how do you wire a baobab?

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how do you wire a baobab?

Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:45 am

work in progress

best wishes,   sam

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Re: how do you wire a baobab?

Post  pongsatorn.k on Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:21 pm

Nice work, but I think you are wire it in connifer style not Bowobab style:D .

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Re: how do you wire a baobab?

Post  kauaibonsai on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:07 pm

thank you pongsatorn

do you have pictures of what baobab style looks like with foliage?

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Re: how do you wire a baobab?

Post  pongsatorn.k on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:00 am

I no have baobub bot I think it is wire like desert rose. Very Happy 


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Re: how do you wire a baobab?

Post  MikeG on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:56 am

WOW! That desert rose is amazing pong. Any chance you could start a thread on it, showing more detail and history of it?

Thanks, Mike

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Post  pongsatorn.k on Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:15 pm

MikeG wrote:WOW! That desert rose is amazing pong. Any chance you could start a thread on it, showing more detail and history of it?

Thanks, Mike

Thank you, this is not my tree. but beside of my home have a ton on Adinium in same quality. I will update them soon Very Happy 

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Re: how do you wire a baobab?

Post  kauaibonsai on Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:15 am

attended a huge desert rose exhibit while at the bali aspac. amazing trees. anyone have pictures of a wired/styled baobab?

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Adansonia digitata in the Baobab style.

Post  lennard on Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:59 pm

kauaibonsai wrote:attended a huge desert rose exhibit while at the bali aspac.  amazing trees.  anyone have pictures of a wired/styled baobab?

best wishes,   sam

Sam, I think one must be realistic when it comes to this species trying to imitate the natural tree's form. To be really convincing the crown of the tree must not be much higher than the thickness of the trunk - that would mean, as with your tree, that you should chop it very low and grow 5-7 primary(uninterrupted) branches. Imitating the natural counterpart the trunks on younger material also does not look textured enough to be convincing Baobab trees.

Growing it in a pot it can take you 40 years or more to imitate the natural form - don't know if it is worth the trouble. The one or two natural looking Baobab bonsai out there were probably dug/yamadori and not pot grown. I am thinking of planting all of mine in the garden for a few years- in your climate I think they will also survive in the garden.

I can see no reason not to grow it in the style you have chosen. I have Celtis and Portulacaria in the Baobab style - nothing wrong with that!

If you want to grow it looking like a natural Baobab, maybe Adonsona grandidieri from Madagascar would be easier to imitate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adansonia_grandidieri

The trees can be wired like any other tree, but the branches takes a while to set- if you remove it too soon, the branches will just bend back to the original position. Good growth will let it set quicker. Be careful for the wires bite in easily.

Some pics of bonsai here:

http://lennardsbonsaibeginnings.blogspot.com/2010_04_07_archive.html

Hope the above will help.

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Re: how do you wire a baobab?

Post  kauaibonsai on Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:43 pm

thanks lennard

I appreciate all the information. unfortunately, I won't live long enough to see my tree grow into a true baobab shape -either in the ground or in a pot.

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Re: how do you wire a baobab?

Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:04 pm

I enjoyed reading Lennard's Blog on Baobab cultivation; very interesting trees!

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