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Small Malpighia

Post  Russell Coker on Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:07 pm



A friend (who has great bonsai but shall remain nameless, although he lurks around these parts from time to time) and I went to an auction a couple of weekends ago. A fellow close by was reducing his collection due to health reasons. We picked up a few nice things (that's where I got the Schefflera), one was a sad little Malpighia planted all catawampus in a pot. For 15 bucks I figured what the hell, since it had nice movement in the trunk, and great bark. Apparently, most Malpighias seem to be sticks in pots as I found out when I posted my bigger one last summer.

Anyway, I wired it today and put it in a different pot. Here is/are the front/fronts...





I potted it in a round pot with no feet so I can turn it how I want as it grows. I'm going to work out a special pot with Paul Katich as a permanent solution. I hate how things look in pictures, but here goes. More branch tweeking will happen after it soaks a while. Thoughts????

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Post  RichLewis on Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:21 pm

Personally I prefer the first front; the nebari look better and the crossing branches suit the tree just fine

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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:42 pm

Russell,,, i like the looks of this little tree!! the bark looks old and the way you have it wired..is there another name?? i don,t reconize the species but i like it anyway ..what kind of pot does it get?? nice work take care john

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Post  Pavel Slovák on Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:54 pm

Hi Russell

Nice tree Very Happy . I like the lightness of the tree. I would give a blue pot. Circle and higher examined by a foot pot.
I like more photo 2.

Pavel

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Re: Small Malpighia

Post  Russell Coker on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:21 pm

Thanks y'all.

John, it's a tropical with small pink flowers, almost like a small crape myrtle. Do a search for Malpighia and you'll find my other thread. Lots of info there.



Here's the "for now" pot, and the "for now" front. See why I don't want a pot with feet? This was my very first bonsai pot. I received it as a Christmas present when I was 10.



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Post  moyogijohn on Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:27 pm

Looks really nice!! take care john

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Post  Neli on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:00 pm

I did not know it was yours but I have the last picture in my files...it reminds me of this tree that I love:

Dont over do the branches...make it very simple and elegant.

I love your tree...it has lots of elegance.


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Post  adam1234 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:28 pm

Hi Russell,

Lovely tree! Very elegant.

cheers,
Adam

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Post  efishn on Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:24 pm

Hi Russell,
yes as Adam said, very elegant tree, I like the movement very much.

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Re: Small Malpighia

Post  Khaimraj Seepersad on Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:38 pm

Russell,

sorry. I missed this great tree!
An update please.

Godmother [ Neli has requested this of me, and I give happily ] you are a genius, what you said clicked and I have the answer to my Malpighia p. problem and your first image I mutated to use as inspiration for a local woody road side weed.
Sida acuta.
Thank you.
Khaimraj [ Baba K ]

The roadside weed as an imaginary bonsai. I did this back in 8/ 2011



The actual weed as a then living plant in a styro container, from a while ago. Lifespan maybe just 10 to 20 years or less.


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Re: Small Malpighia

Post  Todd Ellis on Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:51 pm

"Catawampus" is looking very good! ThumbsUp 

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Post  Neli on Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:35 pm

Baba K, I have the tree with the yellow flowers downloaded long ago also. I just love the flow and the elegance of this tree.
Leatherback showed me this tree last year or 2012...
It shows that you dont need a fat trunk to have a beautiful tree.
BTW I bonsaied all the weeds in my garden too.

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Re: Small Malpighia

Post  Russell Coker on Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:43 pm



I'll try to post some pictures during the summer. For now they are in a friend's greenhouse and I haven't seen them lately. Summer before last I repotted them all, and separated that bigger one that had 2 double trunk trees in the same pot. I found the roots to be eaten up with nematodes, and with the help of Jose Louis I've been trying to get did of them. It's a slow go, I hope this summer is a good one!

Thanks for the interest!

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