TOPIC: How to perform Ne-agari

Re: How to perform Ne-agari 7 years 2 months ago #1030

Hahahahahahahahaha

That is a picture of an actual tree I found on the internet. It is NOT a bonsai. More an idea of how a banyan grows in real life. Becaus that is in the end what you should aspire: Bonsai that look like naturally grown old trees, in the most perfect form. I find that looking at shots of free-standing mature trees help to form ideas on how a tree should grow.
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Re: How to perform Ne-agari 7 years 2 months ago #1031

Hmmmmmmm.....I'll have to take back all that wonderful praise I bestowed upon you, J for such a smooth deception. :dry:

Now you *must* share a photo of your Ficus Elastica! Please? ;)
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Re: How to perform Ne-agari 7 years 2 months ago #1033

I am currently busy with a F ginseng. I have heard that to develop aerial root like the one in your picture, is to water the tree from the top so that the water runs down. I have had some success in a year, so it is probably one method that works. I am sure there are others.

In the photo you are not able to see the several finer roots which I let grow wild until they are long enough to tuck into the ground.

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Re: How to perform Ne-agari 7 years 2 months ago #1034

great advice! it looks like it's working out great on your tree, too. I'm gonna keep that in mind each time i water, now.
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Re: How to perform Ne-agari 7 years 2 months ago #1054

Hi Carolh,

Wow! That's a fantastic trunk and nebari. The aerial roots look great! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Re: How to perform Ne-agari 7 years 2 months ago #1060

Hi Carol,

that looks like an intereting tree. Do you have a shot of the whole plant too?

@ leslie: The Ficus Elastica in my office is growing between a big banana. when I think of bringing my camera before the trimming starts, I will post some shots.
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Re: How to perform Ne-agari 7 years 2 months ago #1065

Thanks for the comments, I will take a nice picture this weekend.
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Re: How to perform Ne-agari 7 years 2 months ago #1158

Leslie: Posted some pics of the Ficus in the office: www.bonsaiempire.com/forum/progressions/...lastica-banyan-style
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