Murraya paniculata 'Orange Jasmine'

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Murraya paniculata 'Orange Jasmine'

Post  Jay Gaydosh on Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:48 pm

I was given a year old seedling of M. paniculata,it is now 2 years old and is doing quite well, although the little sucker doesn't grow real fast.

I've been bringing it in at night an allowing it to enjoy the temperatures during the day. Soon it will come in full time. I want to put it into a shallow, but larger pot to encourage trunk growth. Should I do it now or wait until Spring?

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:42 pm

Lots of views...no comments?
Looking to take it to work with me next Tuesday the 21st.
Repot or not?

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:47 pm

Photo of 2009:

Photo now:


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Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:20 pm

This is one of the slowest growing tropicals. Good luck making anything out of it in your growing conditions.

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:50 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:This is one of the slowest growing tropicals. Good luck making anything out of it in your growing conditions.

Wait a minute.

I can see from the photos of last year and this year that it is slow gowing. I've been to the species specific web sites that tell me it is slow growing. Unfortunately, all these pages asume it is planted outside, so they don't discuss repotting.

I also know that bonsai is part tree, part knowledge, part environment, part luck and a whole lot of TIME! With seedlings the time element is extended.

This tree has made it two years in "my growing conditions" and I hope to make it many more. All I can do is hope.

OK, so now that we have shot the pink elephant in the room.

Now, any chance anyone can actually answer the questions ...

Does it really matter WHEN I repot it?

Since it will soon be coming in doors soon, will stressing it further by repotting it be too much for it?

Would it be better to repot in the Spring and let the hot summer help it more than the controlled conditions in my basement?

Thanks,

Jay

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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:56 pm

My frustrations are unnecessarily exacerbated by pages like this:

http://www.plantcare.com/encyclopedia/bark-tree-670.aspx

Lots of information (including suitable for bonsai), but nothing on when to repot.

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Post  Randy_Davis on Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:10 pm

Jay,

The general rule of thumb is to repot tropicals in early to mid-summer. This is particularly true for those of us living in the colder climates that have to winter their plants indoors. I wouldn't repot your lil baby right now. it seems as though it has pleanty of root space untill next summer.

ta ta for now,
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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:44 pm

Thanks, Randy. I do believe I will wait till next summer. It spent last winter on the window sill at work and should be transitioning to there again within the next week or two.

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