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New to bosai 1 year 2 days ago #29736

And if you are very lucky it will last 6 months
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New to bosai 1 year 2 days ago #29738

If you are in NC check out the bonsai learning center in Mooresville, NC. Good people up there
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New to bosai 1 year 2 days ago #29743

In summary: put it outside.
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New to bosai 1 year 1 day ago #29770

m5eaygeoff wrote: And if you are very lucky it will last 6 months


Let's be fair, eight to twelve is probably closer unless you're trying to fail.
I mean, that's about how long my mallsai live and they're just on the windowsill, so...

But yeah, it all goes a lot easier if you start off with a plant that takes better to the indoors, or just putting the thing outside.
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New to bosai 1 year 1 day ago #29778

Solaris wrote: Let's be fair, eight to twelve is probably closer unless you're trying to fail.


Juniper indoors will last untill someone puts on airconditioning (huh, what is that!) or the heater. The air moisture content changes drastically, and tyhe juniper gets crisped.
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New to bosai 1 year 1 day ago #29784

leatherback wrote:

Solaris wrote: Let's be fair, eight to twelve is probably closer unless you're trying to fail.


Juniper indoors will last untill someone puts on airconditioning (huh, what is that!) or the heater. The air moisture content changes drastically, and tyhe juniper gets crisped.


It is right that junipers often stay green so long after they die, that many a mallsie sold by the nice asian gentelman might in fact be dead, right?
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New to bosai 1 year 1 day ago #29786

No. I do not believe for a second that these are sold dead. It is imprper care that kills them.
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New to bosai 1 year 13 hours ago #29804

leatherback wrote: No. I do not believe for a second that these are sold dead. It is imprper care that kills them.


of course it is improper care that kills them... but there are many people who sell juniper cuttings as "indoor bonsai" who recommend dunking the whole pot in water to water the plant. If they are recommending improper care.. maybe they are doing the same.. that's what I was thinking.
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New to bosai 1 year 9 hours ago #29808

tubaboy wrote: many people who sell juniper cuttings as "indoor bonsai" who recommend dunking the whole pot in water to water the plant


It's like buying flowers. You put them in a vase and they look pretty for a while. Eventually they'll die. That's expected, they are not supposed to last long.
Seems the same with these 'indoor' junipers. They die, eventually. It is too be expected. This will usually be after a fairly long period, and the owner is going to blame himself and won't go back to the seller. It's the perfect crime.
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New to bosai 11 months 4 weeks ago #29873

leatherback wrote:

Solaris wrote: Let's be fair, eight to twelve is probably closer unless you're trying to fail.


Juniper indoors will last untill someone puts on airconditioning (huh, what is that!) or the heater. The air moisture content changes drastically, and tyhe juniper gets crisped.


Not if you're using a terrarium! Even an open-topped one is pretty good for holding moisture in if there's a body of water in it. I've kept Anubias emersed in such a setup.
... A setup that costs more than the mallsai itself, mind, and does little to address the problem of winter dormancy. Even so, I do have to wonder why they aren't used more often in the hobby for tropicals.
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