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An Elephant Tree's first pot 1 year 6 months ago #60939

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I bought this Elephant tree (Bursera fagaroides) the other day from the local nursery and they were growing it in pure sand. Is that normal?

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An Elephant Tree's first pot 1 year 6 months ago #60943

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Not sure what it is in. If it really is what looks like quarts pebbles.. No that is not normal. Makes it hard to care for. But growing in a porous gravel works well.

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An Elephant Tree's first pot 1 year 2 weeks ago #64674

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This Bursera had a great growing season and I found a more shallow pot at the local nursery (bonsai pots aren't easy to find in Mexico) and decided to repot and make major cuts. I probably should have gone more on the rocky side with the soil like the last pot but I want to see how it does with this compost, vermiculite, lava rock mix.

You can see I made some real major cuts, I cant imagine these cuts hurting this tree. It grew extremely vigorous after making equally major cuts to it during the growing season in June 2020 around when I made the first post.



i did some wiring in September 2020 to try and bring everything down. I am not really satisfied with the pot, but will eventually get something better.

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