Repotting season for the majority of tree species is at an end and here are a few examples of some of the bonsai trees that have been repotted this year showing the variation in root type plus root development on each tree.
Posts Tagged: Taiwan Fig
So you want to keep a bonsai tree, you are not alone in this and may be you have even had one before but it died as is common to hear however it probably wasn’t your fault so here is a simple guide to starting out for the first time or having a second go.
Having a great passion for Taiwan Figs meant that it was hard for me to choose from the vast selection of Figs whilst shopping at Lodder Bonsai in Holland this year. They sell such a wide range of tropical tree species for anyone who has the space indoors to keep them.
This was a very helpful workshop in which we all gained from, in more ways than one. Lee helped all of us assess our trees from new perspectives
For general pruning and to promote back budding on Taiwan figs I tend to prune back to behind new shoots (know as the stipule which is the point at the end of the shoot) and this helps if you want a denser crown with smaller leaves.
This is the story so far of my first bonsai tree purchase which was a Taiwan fig and to share possibly common themes with others who are just starting out with a bonsai tree and hopefully to encourage them to along the way. The following explains a stage of events from a healthy tree to… Read more »