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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #26910

My bonsai has two strange problems on its leaves. A few leaves are crumpled up and the rest have little white pimples. I did look for lice or other critters, but saw nothing.

Unfortunately, I'm really green at this.

I hope the photos are clear enough.

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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #26913

The dead branches are caused by bad culture, Learn how to look after the plant first. There is no visible disease or pest on the plant.
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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #26916

Also, it's not a bonsai.
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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #26921

Actually the leaveless branches were caused by not knowing temperatures would get up to 38 C on the day I left it outside and went out. Almost all the leaves blackened and fell off and for a little while I didn't think we'd save it.

Looking at the photos, I don't see the white pimples I spoke of, but that's what they look like. Groups of three or four in a line following the edge of the leaf.

The first photo does clearly show the crumpled leaves though, right in the middle.
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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #26922

Interesting. I was told it's Ficus return and I think it looks pretty much like the photo of that on Wikipedia.

What do you think it is?
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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #26930

It is a ficus.. but not a bonsai
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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #26931

Okay... I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Isn't a bonsai an artificially dwarfed tree? If this isn't a bonsai, could you please explain why and what the distinction is? I'd really like to understand.
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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #26933

Bonsais are not dwarfed, becuase one should be big first to dwarf it. Even though a lot of times you chop back main stems, I would not call it dwarfing. It just sounds incorrect. You limit a tree's growth in a healthy way so it still reflects the qualities of an old tree. Thick, old old looking stem and branches, good nebari and rammification. A well chosen pot and style are also a must. But these things takes long long years to achieve.
www.bonsaiempire.com/forum/progressions/...sai-to-award-winning PLease check this progression of a ficus to understand how much it takes to achieve a bonsai from a young tree.
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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #27016

The white pimoles likely are mealy bugs , scale.
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Can someone identify this disease? 1 year 10 months ago #27017

Ahhh, thanks.

What's the treatment for that?
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