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Post  gm.it.seacom Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:41 am

Thank you all for u r encouragement..
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Post  s.k.gidwani Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:58 pm

where is your home town?

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Post  gm.it.seacom Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:21 pm

Horah(West Bengal),India
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Post  gm.it.seacom Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:48 am

this baobab is under training for the last 25 years...please enjoy!!!
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Post  yadibrar Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:55 am

nice tree..... which nursry is this..?? where it is located ??

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Post  Jaco Kriek Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:18 am

Although the Baobab is not like they are in nature, I still like it.
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:48 pm

gm.it.seacom,

thanks for posting.

Is is it possible to get some heights and perhaps shots from the front on ?
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Post  gm.it.seacom Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:38 am

Thanks everyone.It is from my home collection.
The broom shaped baobab is displayed in the front.
I will attach a few more pics of the baobab for your understanding(for Mr.Khimraj)
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Post  gm.it.seacom Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:43 am

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Post  gm.it.seacom Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:45 am

the height is 5cm of this mame.
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Post  gm.it.seacom Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:47 am

gm.it.seacom wrote:tropical bonsai plants - Page 2 Spm_a019
this is side view of the baobab,there was a slight indication of a rot near the base,so i cleaned it up and now it is perfectly all right
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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:24 am

Thanks gm.it.seacom,

the effort is appreciated, but what I meant was shooting the trees like this.
A ficus I had back in 93 - 96 and then was given away as a gift.
Small tree just under 12 inches [ 30 cm ]
These photos allow me to check my progress, but they should be shot head on to be any good.

The last one has the areas for cut down as the tree outgrows the design.

Khaimraj

* Soil - what are you using ?

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Post  gm.it.seacom Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:15 pm

i use soil from agricultural lands.Because i have seen that such soil have a balanced pH value.
Now with the soil i mix ingredients like cow dung,bone dust,horn dust ,fish meal,stera meal,phosphate,potash,trace elementsetc...
Now i add brick granules,sand,dolomite as the nature of the plant..


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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:53 pm

Try simplifying to - sifted brick - sizes 4mm and 6mm , a simple compost and if you can get crushed silica sand [ construction grades ] sift as well , try on a test plant see if that works for you.

If your area is humid and you are not using full sun exposure , 70 % in organic to 30 % organic would probably work. Not humid try 50 / 50 .
Stay Well.
Khaimraj

* Bonsai don't need to be fed like garden vegetables and a well made compost will supply all you stated. You can boost with a weak fertilizer or if you prefer cow manure tea.


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Post  yadibrar Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:24 pm

hello frnd,
its really a nice and huge collection,congrats.......

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Post  gm.it.seacom Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:47 am

Respected Mr.Khiamraj,
Actually i think that in bonsai feeding is the most important thing and the control of growth totally depends on feeding.
There is no doubt that taiwanese bonsais have by quality surpassed all the bonsais in the world(leave japanese ones) and if we go into words of the taiwanese masters the healh and volumes of there bonsais depends on there good feeding techniques accompanied by ground training.

My soil contains so much of food only for the fact that i want fast results and good volumes in terms of size.

I think that through bonsai we are not only replicating nature but also its an horticultural artform.

FOR EXAMPLE THERE ARE QUESTIONS :
SHOULD MY BONSAI SHOW HEALTH OR AGE????
Answer is both.
Now is it possible for a mature old plant sustaining in a drastic climate to show much health????



I keep my plants in full sun as all the varieties i work on are tropical plants.
I have never used a shadenet for my plants.
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Post  gm.it.seacom Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:49 am

Thanks Mr.Yadibrar
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Post  Jose O. Rivera Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:21 am

Hi friend

If you want to see many tropical trees, visit my web page. Thank you

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Post  Khaimraj Seepersad Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:09 pm

gm.it.seacom,

for fast growing use the larger particles.

For maintaining use the smaller.

Sifted porous red brick and the other is sifted sharp sand [ silica based ]
The brick holds the moisture in itself and the root enjoys it and the sand holds the water around it self.
This mix [ I mentioned early ] is freely draining and the compost carries all the micro nutrients as does the brick as it slowly dissolves / decays, some silica comes off of the sand.

Fertilizer can be nitrogen boosting or if just for maintainance use something else.
The compost mix can hold within itself the fertilizer.

Since I use large containers for rapid growth [ left the information on Moyogi John's Elm bit presently on the forum board.] or the open ground, I can use the fertilizer at low strengths.

Remember no matter how fast you grow a trunk, or branches, wood for durability needs 25 to 50 years to mature. Unless you alter the DNA of the tree, nothing can change this. Also your internal rings will be larger than normal.
Same goes for aspects of maturity, normally over 10 years.
Some woods are never durable hence the epoxies for exposed wood styles.
Apologies if you already knew all of this. Others are also reading this.
Stay Well.
Khaimraj

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