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Baby Jade Bonsai looks terrible 2 months 1 day ago #36777

I don't water it but every three weeks or longer, but all my leaves are falling off and some of the branches are limp.

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Baby Jade Bonsai looks terrible 2 months 1 day ago #36778

Nods wrote: I don't water it but every three weeks or longer, but all my leaves are falling off and some of the branches are limp.


Erm... this is a bonsai forum ?
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Baby Jade Bonsai looks terrible 2 months 1 day ago #36780

Yes and I posted a question about a bonsai tree. :/
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Baby Jade Bonsai looks terrible 2 months 1 day ago #36781

Nods wrote: Yes and I posted a question about a bonsai tree. :/


Sorry, but no. This is a young jade plant, kept as a house plant, and hasn't got much to do with bonsai.

Don't overwater it. 3 weeks should be OK though... does the soil stay wet or does it dry?
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Baby Jade Bonsai looks terrible 2 months 1 day ago #36782

So when my Jade plant ages and I artificially keep it small it will still not be a bonsai?

bon·sai
bänˈsī,ˈbänˌsī/Submit
noun
an ornamental tree or shrub grown in a pot and artificially prevented from reaching its normal size.
the art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed trees or shrubs.

The soil stays dry.... -_-
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Baby Jade Bonsai looks terrible 2 months 1 day ago #36785

Nods wrote: So when my Jade plant ages and I artificially keep it small it will still not be a bonsai?


Nope. A bonsai is not just a small plant in a pot. But this has been discussed often enough on this forum.

Guess it's not getting enough light then.
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Baby Jade Bonsai looks terrible 2 months 1 day ago #36786

This is straight from this website

What is a Bonsai tree exactly?

Techniques such as pinching buds, pruning and wiring branches, and carefully restricting but not abandoning fertilizers are used to limit and redirect healthy growth. Most commonly kept under four feet (or about a meter) in height, Bonsai are not genetically dwarfed plants. However, plants with smaller leaves do make these compositions easier to design. In fact, any plant species that has a woody stem or trunk, grows true branches, can be successfully grown in a container to restrict its roots/food storage capability, and has smaller or reducible-leaves can be used to create a Bonsai.

www.bonsaiempire.com/origin/what-is-bonsai
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Baby Jade Bonsai looks terrible 2 months 1 day ago #36787

Nods wrote: This is straight from this website


You think I've not read that? Your plant is just that: a plant. It has no artistic value, it does not resemble a mature tree in nature.
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