Time to re-pot my Fukien tree?

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Time to re-pot my Fukien tree?

Post  rjoneslane on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:50 pm

Hi everyone...
I have a Fukien tea tree that is doing well. But....I think it might be time to repot. I got it about a month and a half ago as a gift, and it's in a small plastic "pot (really a container). There are a fair number of small rocks strewn throughout the soil, and the soil is solid enough that it is separating from the sides of the container (so when I water it, either the water tends to run down the sides or the rocks on the top layer prevent it from soaking in as well as it should). So I have a new pot, wire mesh, some wiring, and some new soil from my local bonsai nursery. The tree is purely indoors, so I'm not sure how the season timing would make a difference as to whether I repot it now or later. Any ideas...?

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Time to re-pot my Fukien tree?

Post  bonsaisr on Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:06 am

Yes, your plant definitely needs to be repotted. Please post a photo. However, I would bet that it is not ready for a bonsai pot. It would probably benefit from being grown in a large, shallow training pot, such as a bulb pan, for a year or two, to get some meat on its bones, so to speak.
And don't consider growing it indoors all year round. This is not a Ficus. After repotting, put it outdoors in the shade, & gradually into the sun. It may lose all its leaves from potting shock, but just don't overwater & it should come back. Leave it outdoors all summer until temperatures go almost to 40. In the winter it will need strong light, either a very sunny south window or under fluorescent lights 18 hours.
Iris

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Post  moyogijohn on Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:53 am

i repotted mine a few days ago and have had no problems with it.. how big is the tree,is it the size you want??? if not then a larger pot is what you want more growing room.. be careful doing any wireing the branchesare brittle and will break real easy .clip and grow is the best way to go... hope this helps john

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