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Identification Of Bonsai Type

Posted by Dan7385 none (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 8, 13 at 4:11

Hi.

I am totally new to Bonsai trees. I purchased two of the pics shown from a Chinese agent here in Thailand. I cannot identify the tree concerned. Also bearing in mind the tropical weather here, can you please advise on how to make this tree survive. Currently has yellow l and black leaves and is shedding leaves so quickly.?

Was re potted and had root pruning and placed in a shallow pot with gravel and re-potting compost and also fed with phosphate , nitrogen and phostrogen Have not watered for four days ...soil still seems to gooey and wet.

Many thanks


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RE: Identification Of Bonsai Type

Further to my original message...Here are some better photos which might help identify this plant.

The Vendor who sold these to me, had them tie wrapped in hessian and claimed that they were at least twenty years old. So I guess they had never been root pruned , nor re potted.

So my question is simple,....if they can live outdoors with the Vendor in this climate with hessian, sunshine and tropical rain , plus extreme heat from March through to end of May, how come by re-potting them, they have started to look so sick.?

Thanks again. Would hate to lose these beautiful trees.


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RE: Identification Of Bonsai Type

http://www.mellobonsai.com/care/Fukien-tea-bonsai.aspx


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RE: Identification Of Bonsai Type

Most probably ficus microcarpa.


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RE: Identification Of Bonsai Type

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 16:49

Your plant, as noted by Ed, is Ehretia microphylla, aka Fukian or Fujian tea. In the statement "Have not watered for four days ...soil still seems to gooey and wet" [sic] is the answer to, "How come by re-potting them, they have started to look so sick?" You've used an inappropriate soil and they are dying of thirst in a sea of plenty for lack of the O2 needed for normal root function.

Al


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