Help with Lantana camara

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Help with Lantana camara

Post  Manjidane on Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:41 am

Hi guys,

I'm new here, and new in bonsai art, I got this lantana camara by yamadori, but I'm having trouble about style.
Can anyone help me please?

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Re: Help with Lantana camara

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:52 am

Manjidane,

Welcome!

I would suggest you grow for a few years, learn how to keep it healthy.
The wood rots easily.
Maybe get a few other plants other than a Lantana.
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Re: Help with Lantana camara

Post  Marty Weiser on Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:22 pm

From a styling perspective, I would either cut off or cut back some of the long straight sections. The one in the front of the last picture is the one that bothers me the most.

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Re: Help with Lantana camara

Post  Manjidane on Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:53 pm

Hi Khaimraj, thank you for answer, in fact, i'm not too newbie in bonsai art, I started about one year ago, I know a little about bonsai, but I still think I don't know almost nothing about it. I have some others plants.

Hi  Marty, thank you for answer. Because of my doubts about how to proceed with this one, I didn't prune it after yamadori. I think it has inverse conicity, I was thinking about cut off most of branches to fix it. Bellow follow some recent photos of it.









Here is an example of a Brazilian bonsaist who had the same problem of reverse conicity.






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Re: Help with Lantana camara

Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:02 pm

that may be a good example to follow with yours as well...
especially considering how the obviously back-bud so very well !

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:26 pm

Might I then suggest you,

[1] Transfer to a colander for a few months until the plant is well grown in.

[2] Ground grow or place several large concrete blocks over open soil, fill with a freely draining soil mix
and plant the colander into that.
You can sit on a stool and train the shrub.

[3] The wood rots easily, so try and limit the major wounds.

[4] Draw up some sort of design.

Best of growing.
Why not show what else you are growing, get to know the group. Lots of information in the archives.
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