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Wrightia Religiosa

Post  gshowman2002 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:20 am

Hi can any of wrightia religiosa lovers advise me how to glow them well, i.e when to water, when to feed , what to feed.....etc. I'am living in Singapore.... Very Happy

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Post  newzealandteatree on Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:27 am

Hi gshowman,
The Wrightia Religiosa grows very well in hot and humid tropical Singapore. Put them outdoor in the sun, feed them with any organic fertilizer like chicken poo, water them well and they grow like crazy. With proper care and attention, u can make a nice bonsai out of the Wrightia relatively quickly. There are so many beautiful Wrightia bonsai in Singapore. The person who popularise the use of Wrightia Reiligiosa was the late Mr Boh Chi Hee. You can learn from members of the Singapore Bonsai Society who, I was last told, hold a weekly meeting at the old race cource. Check with the people at the bonsai garden to find out the exact the location. U can also see some nice Wrightia bonsai at Cheng Tai Garden at Chua Chu Kang or the Chinese Garden in Jurong. The gentlement incharge of the bonsai at Cheng Tai is the President of the Bonsai Society in JB. He is knowledgeable and will help if u approach him nicely. I was told that William Koh, an old hand at Bonsai in Singapore conducts bonsai lessons at community centre. U can call up the PA to find out.
If u r growing your Wrightia indoor, then u may have some problems. It is not impossible. You need more efforts that's all. Put your Wrightia at a place where there is plenty of sunlight and windy. Their growth will slow down. So u need to feed them sparingly. Keep them small and manageable. In this way u can still enjoy your Wrightia bonsai indoor. A potting mix of 50% burnt soil and 50% top soil which are readily available in any nursery in Singapore will suit the Wrightia.
Hope this helps.
Cheers, CJ.

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Post  gshowman2002 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:59 am

HI, CJ
thanks for yr advise , well sad to let you know that there's no more Bonsai Society at race course road, not sure where they shifted to, will try to find out. Well, a normal Singaporean like me live in a housing flat, only place i have is the corridor to place my plants, can only get the afternoon sun...

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Post  PkWk on Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:13 pm

gshowman2002 wrote:HI, CJ
thanks for yr advise , well sad to let you know that there's no more Bonsai Society at race course road, not sure where they shifted to, will try to find out. Well, a normal Singaporean like me live in a housing flat, only place i have is the corridor to place my plants, can only get the afternoon sun...

Can understand yr living environment.
My opinion is that plant something that need only partial sun lights say .... boxwood/buxus harlandii or Okinawa holly...
I'm quite certain they can grow well in yr environment.

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Post  my nellie on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:49 am

Dear members, may I put my question here please... Smile
If one intends to grow wrightia from seed then what is the best time to sow the seeds?
I am going to get some seeds any time now and for the time being temperatures here are 33-36C and this (or similar) conditions usually last till end of September. Should I sow them right away after receiving them?
Or should I wait until next spring?
Do the seeds need some kind of stratification?

Will you kindly inform me in detail since you are familiar with this species.

Thank you in advance.

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Post  ndleong on Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:39 am

Gshowman

1. The climate of Singapore suits Wrightia Religiosa or popularly known as Water Jasmine well.
2. It does well on both full or partial exposure to sunlights. Indoor planting is not encouraged.
3. As it name calls, just dont hesitate to water the plant. It can tolerate plenty of water and at times it can be planted on water as well.
4. Certain period/season of the year, it may undergo a dormant period. Just dont panic when you observe all the leaves falled. It will grow back vigorous eventually when the season comes.
5. Pinching and soft pruning can be done through out the year.
6. I believe you have selected the right species. Water Jasmine is simply a grow well in tropical climate.

Nellie

1. In my country, we actually can sow it seed anytime of the year. Sorry I'm not to sure of the climate of Greece. Probably you can try it out with a few seeds.
2. It can be easily germinated by spreading seeds on top a layer (1-2 inch) soil and cover it with another layer of soil (1inch). Make sure the mositure is keep.

Hope it helps, Nd

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Post  my nellie on Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:45 am

Ndleong, thank you very much!
I wrote above that hot weather lasts till the end of September and on to October... So, I think I will take my chances and sow the seeds now (I hope they will arrive soon enough) and then I can move the future (...hopefully) seedlings inside. Don't you think?

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Post  jrodriguez on Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:59 pm

ndleong wrote:Gshowman

1. The climate of Singapore suits Wrightia Religiosa or popularly known as Water Jasmine well.
2. It does well on both full or partial exposure to sunlights. Indoor planting is not encouraged.
3. As it name calls, just dont hesitate to water the plant. It can tolerate plenty of water and at times it can be planted on water as well.
4. Certain period/season of the year, it may undergo a dormant period. Just dont panic when you observe all the leaves falled. It will grow back vigorous eventually when the season comes.
5. Pinching and soft pruning can be done through out the year.
6. I believe you have selected the right species. Water Jasmine is simply a grow well in tropical climate.

Nellie

1. In my country, we actually can sow it seed anytime of the year. Sorry I'm not to sure of the climate of Greece. Probably you can try it out with a few seeds.
2. It can be easily germinated by spreading seeds on top a layer (1-2 inch) soil and cover it with another layer of soil (1inch). Make sure the mositure is keep.

Hope it helps, Nd

Well, Malaysia has the best wrigthia bonsai in the world. On another note, small leaf wrigthia prefers a drier environment and soil medium. If watered too much, leaves will quickly turn chlorotic. In Singapore, it should grow like a weed!!!!

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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:53 pm

Well, Malaysia has the best wrigthia bonsai in the world. On another note, small leaf wrigthia prefers a drier environment and soil medium. If watered too much, leaves will quickly turn chlorotic. In Singapore, it should grow like a weed!!!!

In Florida we have found that adding chelated iron in the summer helps with the yellow leaves.

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Post  Jur on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:26 am

Suppose it is the right topic to ask the question.
Maybe somebody can explain the different features of Wrightia's bark:
most of the Wrightias have plain bark, but some specimens have trunks with gnarls (knots) like Gingko's chichi.
What the reason for it - features of the concrete species or it can be achieved by some arrangements?
The example of this bark we can see in this topic.

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