Try planing your bonsai in a shallow, but wide pot. This promotes the development of a wider trunk.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
I read an interesting tip recently for an alternative to store bought rooting hormone. The next time you want to grow your bonsai from a cutting you may want to give it a try. I haven't tested this myself, but supposedly it will nourish your bonsai cutting better than commercial rooting hormone.
3/4 cup boiling water
1/4 cup honey
Mix together and refrigerate 6-8 hours.
Coat your bonsai cutting with this as you would do with storebought rooting hormone. If you try this and it works please share your comments here!
Friday, September 14, 2007
Here are my mini-jade (Portulacaria afra) cuttings that have grown up considerably since I last posted photos of them. I placed one in a ceramic pot and will be doing so with the other one eventually. I still have the second in a temp plastic pot filled with 100% perlite. For the potted one I am using a mixture of perlite with a top dressing of gravel. I give them just a splash of water every other day. I recently moved so I have them on my back porch instead of a windowsill now. Unfortunately, the back porch does not receive direct sunlight. As a result, they are growing slower than before.