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New Tree! 2 months 5 days ago #44603

Hey everyone!
I just signed up for this forum today, so bear with me on the category classification.
I was at HyVee yesterday and wandered into the floral shop thinking I could get something cool for my new apartment. I ended up stumbling across a couple bonsai plants and ended up buying one!
The only knowledge I have of these trees is what Mr. Miyage teaches the karate kid about them lol.
So here’s someone with very little plant knowledge attempting to care for a bonsai.
This is where I have it set up. On my dining table, which gets lots of sunlight most of the day. Plenty of air circulation because my apartment has a stupid amount of air vents. And a little swivel thing to spin it.
I just watered it for the first time and noticed it spilling out of the drain holes at the bottom... not sure if that’s okay or not.
I’ll do some reading on here but any advice or feedback is appreciated. Looking forward to getting more of these and working with all of you!

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New Tree! 2 months 5 days ago #44608

welcome to the forum.

Note that this juniper needs to be moved outside, or it will die. Also, remove the fake move and glued upon rocks, else you cannot tell when to water it.
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New Tree! 2 months 5 days ago #44615

Thank you!
I had no idea the mossy stuff was fake. And I don’t believe the rocks are glued down. Not sure if that matters but either way I’ll get ride of them!
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New Tree! 2 months 5 days ago #44619

If you want to "work with all of us" I think it is important to first learn the difference between bonsai and young plantts with decorations. Floral shops do not sell bonsai.
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New Tree! 2 months 5 days ago #44621

Auk wrote: Floral shops do not sell bonsai.

Exactly, in spite of what the label on the cheap chinese pot says.
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New Tree! 2 months 4 days ago #44629

So... it’s not a bonsai?? They don’t grow them. They were shipped from Florida. They just had like six or seven.
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New Tree! 2 months 4 days ago #44630

Seffers wrote: So... it’s not a bonsai?? They don’t grow them. They were shipped from Florida. They just had like six or seven.


Nope. It is just a young juniper. It can become a bonsai but it will take a decade or two of dedicated care and training.

Do not buy material like this if you are really interested in growing bonsai.
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New Tree! 2 months 4 days ago #44632

Wow.. well I obviously need to do my research. Thanks so much for the replies! Sorry for wasting your guys’ time!
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New Tree! 2 months 4 days ago #44636

Seffers wrote: ! Sorry for wasting your guys’ time!

Nah, don't worry. Did you see the forum netiquette when you created the thread/ It has tons of this sort of basic info. Well worth a read.(I am however one of the authors, so I am biased!).
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