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Chengal replica - asian giants

Post  rolex dragon on Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:35 pm

working on this at the moment.
haven't found a suitable pot yet.





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Post  GerhardGerber on Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:42 am

I like it, please update when it's leafed out and when you find a pot.

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Post  rolex dragon on Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:53 am

GerhardGerber, nice of you to pass encouraging comments.
will definitely post more pictures.
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Post  rolex dragon on Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:06 am

a few years ago, it was in this pot.
then, had a change of plan.
.. may go back to using the same pot again.


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Post  GerhardGerber on Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:57 pm

rolex dragon wrote:a few years ago, it was in this pot.
then, had a change of plan.
.. may go back to using the same pot again.


I think a lot of people would find that tree boring, but if you find the right, shallow enough pot it should have a very powerful feeling.
Looking at the old photos it seems like the trunk has thickened over the years.

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Post  rolex dragon on Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:32 pm

PRIZED POSSESSION :
Scientists dwarfed by the chengal tree, which has been acknowledged by the Malaysia Book of Records as the biggest in the country.


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Post  bottasegreta on Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:02 pm

I love it. What does the nebari look like? Do you think making the canopy a bit larger might help? I know traditional wisdom says reducing the crown makes the tree appear larger, but I feel with this tree a larger crown might make it feel larger. A wider crown would allow you to use a wider pot. This tree looks like it needs a stable, shallow pot to shine, but the trunk is so thick and strong you couldn't go too shallow. Making the pot wider would allow you to keep it deep enough to balance the trunk while giving it the stability it needs visually. I think a larger crown would help all around. What do you think?

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Post  rolex dragon on Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:28 pm

bottasegreta wrote:I love it.  What does the nebari look like?  Do you think making the canopy a bit larger might help?  I know traditional wisdom says reducing the crown makes the tree appear larger, but I feel with this tree a larger crown might make it feel larger.  A wider crown would allow you to use a wider pot.  This tree looks like it needs a stable, shallow pot to shine, but the trunk is so thick and strong you couldn't go too shallow.  Making the pot wider would allow you to keep it deep enough to balance the trunk while giving it the stability it needs visually.  I think a larger crown would help all around.  What do you think?

dear bottasegreta,

tq for your time and comment. Very Happy 
I intend to work on the nebari
after moving it out of its training pot.
I have to place some stones on the surface
because squirrels are digging looking for fallen small edible fruits.
I have enlarged the picture for you to see
and comment further.

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I really don't know how the canopy of a Chengal tree looks like.
So, this is from my own imagination and what the plant can grow into.
What drew me to replicate the Chengal are pictures from the net;
such as the one below:
the sheer girth size and
the massive, vertical trunk.







Finally the pot, I agree and like a shallow, wide pot.
Hope to find one that will suit.
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Post  bottasegreta on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:41 pm

I looks like from the image of the tree in the last pot that you've actually potted it lower in the soil to hide the rather unattractive nebari? Have you considered air layering the tree right at the current soil level? That could give you a very nice radial nebari, and should cause some swelling at the base to give it a strong flair like what you see in the chengal tree photo.

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