advice for starting a Caribbean Red Habanero bonsai.

scgreenthumb1987(8)November 8, 2013

I've been reading a lot into bonsai lately and then found out my precious peppers can be turned into bonsai. So now I must do this lol. I have several large Habanero plants that I'm willing to try it with. Any advice to a novice? If all goes well I have jade plants as well :-).

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lehua49

scg,

Read about Bonsai styles, techniques and tools. Read, Read, Read and oh yeah, maybe watch a few YouTube Vids. Then do. Aloha

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 3:42PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Yep, give them as much light as you can when indoors during the winter. Use a fast-draining mix, and fertilize frequently, though at a reduced strength dose. I'm currently overwintering my Hungarian Hot Wax for the 6th winter. I have it in a .71 gallon nursery container...so not much of a bonsai. Pinch or prune the tips often, and this will keep a full and compact canopy.

Josh

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 12:40AM
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