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Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  neelimakumar on Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:15 pm

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Re: Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  Ryan on Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:33 pm

Interesting. I'm not quite sure I'm a fan of how it "hovers" above the rock. I think it would look better if you could find a way to get the roots to cling to the rock more.

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Post  neelimakumar on Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:34 pm

Thanks a lot Ryan. Would try to do that
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Re: Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  Tony on Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:08 pm

Please put you location in your profile so that members can advise you in respect of your climate

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Post  neelimakumar on Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:10 pm

Wud keep in mind...though I guess i mentioned in other posts
Its INDIA
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Re: Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:02 pm

That must be a HOT rock!!

Ryan's right, you need to pull those roots down onto the rock and secure it.

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Post  JimLewis on Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:11 pm

Generally, when we speak of "root over rock" we mean root clinging to rock. There's absolutely nothing wrong with root hovering over the rock if you don't mind people asking about it.

To get a standard root over rock, we usually start with a small tree, wrap the roots as tightly as we can to the selected rock, finding grooves in the rock to aline the roots with if possible, then use string or cloth tape to hold the roots to the rock. Often, then, we bury roots and rock in the ground in a largeish pot because roots grow faster and get larger more quickly if buried.

In a few years (2-3), we start to clean the dirt away from the roots and the rock and if all has gone well we will find the roots clinging tightly to the rock.

Occasionally -- just occasionally -- we find a tree and rock built so that you can simply jam the rock between the roots. It's pretty rare to find one that doesn't result in see-through roots at some point around the rock. It takes a LOT longer for these to look natural.

As far as remembering where you are from . . . well MY old and getting older mind doesn't hold that kind of information very well any more. It's far easier to glance off to the side of the message and see where you are from, or to glance down at the signature (see mine). It just makes it more likely that you get good answers. I don't expect people from the UK (or India) to be able (or offer) to help me with detailed info on a North American tree; and I try not to talk about plants I don't know . . . like yours. What is it?

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Re: Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  AK_Panama on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:04 pm

I agree thought I´d say it might even take alot longer than 2-3 years, depending on the specie, medium used, how often fertilized, etc...

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Re: Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  Rob Kempinski on Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:22 am

I can't tell the species, (possibly Fukien Tea Carmona macrophylla) but judging from the yellow leaves at the apex, I'd say this tree needs a repot. In this case I'd recommend a bigger pot, better draining soil and wrapping the roots to the rock. Let the leaders grow very long for a few years and then start working on the branches.

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Re: Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  Moreno on Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:27 am


I`m pretty sure is is a (duranta rapens)

Here in Brazil we call it PINGO de OURO

it is a shrub used in landscaping and hedges, the new leaves are yellow and turn green after...




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Re: Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  neelimakumar on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:11 am

Yeah Friends.....Its DURANTA cheers

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Re: Miniature Root Over Rock

Post  AK_Panama on Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:16 pm

Duranta! We call these "Varita de San José" (San Jose Wand).

They have nice flowers...come in white or various tones of purple. Has anyone seen in other colors?


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