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Baobab 3 years 2 weeks ago #16147

I'm wondering if anyone has put a baobab tree through the bonsai process? I have several growing (they started last February) and they grow tall and thin. I've seen a lot of people let a tree grow for a long time and then chop it when the truck is the desired thickness, however, I'm wondering, is there is a way with the baobab to stunt its growth so that it actually grows into a miniature tree instead of chopping a large tree?
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Baobab 3 years 2 weeks ago #16148

You could have known if anyone has tried it...

www.google.nl/search?q=baobab+bonsai

From what I read you're going to have to grow a trunk first.
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Baobab 3 years 2 weeks ago #16149

I'm sorry, has anyone on this forum had experience with growing a baobab tree into a bonsai?
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Baobab 3 years 2 weeks ago #16157

Vnolan wrote: I'm sorry, has anyone on this forum had experience with growing a baobab tree into a bonsai?


If you search this forum you will find a fair bit of info . There has been alot of discussions about this species

www.ausbonsai.com.au/forum/
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Baobab 3 years 2 weeks ago #16162

Craig,

Thank you for the information. I will read through that forum.

Valerie
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Baobab 3 months 2 weeks ago #38112

Wanted to post a baobab update, it’s 4 years old now, still tall and thin. I cut the root in half two years ago and it’s done well. *slowly but surely :)

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Baobab 3 months 2 weeks ago #38120

As a suggestion, maybe if you grow it in a colander or a growbox for a couple of years it will fatten faster?
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Baobab 2 weeks 4 days ago #41016

Thank you for the advice. I’m actually happy with it growing slowly. I’ll post an update in another couple of years :)
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Baobab 2 weeks 4 days ago #41018

Is it inside or outside?
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Baobab 2 weeks 4 days ago #41020

I keep the baobabs outside unless it’s going to be below 56 degrees.
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