In door bonsai from seed? - ID?

paul3636(6a Ma.)July 2, 2007

While at Disney World in FL I saw a nice tree that could have been a crab apple tree by it's shape but it had long flat dry fruit about 10" to 14" long, like a very long but flat string bean. I picked one and it was so dry it fell apart. The pieces were picked up and planted in a pot when I arrived in eastern MA. That was a week ago and the seeds are already sprouting. If any one can ID it please tell me how to care for it especialy in winter?

And no I don't have a photo. I wasn,t smart enough and really didn't think the seeds would take.

Paul

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paul3636(6a Ma.)

The 1st true leaves look like small hornbeam leaves?
I'll wait for the leaves to mature or for the next set of leaves before taking a picture.
Paul

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 10:29PM
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organic_michael_13

If they have compund leaves when they get bigger, they are texas ebony trees. Care for them like any other indoor/tropical bonsai tree and they love humidity. Use a humidifier or a humidity tray with pebbles and water. They like a sunny place. Dont let the temperature drop below 45 degrees fahrenheit. In the summer you can put them outdoors if it is warm enough.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2007 at 6:06PM
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lucy(6)

Michael - what makes you think the tree is Texas Ebony?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2007 at 9:46PM
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paul3636(6a Ma.)

I looked up a picture of the Texas ebony and the pods do not look the same. In the picture the shape of the tree was right but the pods where not. The pods are longer more like a stove pipe and flater and straight with no signs of beans but that could be because they were old and dry, in fact I saw no seeds at all and planted the pieces of the dry broken pods.
I'll keep watching the leaves just in case I'm wrong.
Thank you
Paul

    Bookmark   July 22, 2007 at 11:09PM
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lucy(6)

Have you tried to Google 'pods of trees - southern U.S.' Images?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 4:39AM
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paul3636(6a Ma.)

Lucy
I tried your suggestion and Wild tamarind (Leucaena leucocephala) pods are the best look alike but I'll still have to wait for leaves to develope because the 1st true leaves are not compound.
Paul

    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 8:23AM
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daisytx(Z8Tomball)

Hi guys,
I'm in the Houston Texas area and my mimosa tree has pods right now.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 5:12PM
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organic_michael_13

It is a cercis tree! It has horbeam shaped leaves with long dry flat pods.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2007 at 6:06AM
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lucy(6)

That's Redbud to the rest of us :-).

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 6:01AM
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paul3636(6a Ma.)

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 9:05PM
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paul3636(6a Ma.)

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 9:14PM
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paul3636(6a Ma.)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mousemanual/161040599/

The seeds came from the tree to the left of the 3 palms.
My granddaughter stood on the wall to get the long flat pods.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2007 at 10:36PM
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