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Scented Geranium pruning/styling? 2 months 4 days ago #52691

Hi,
I just got a scented geranium and I thought it might be good material for bonsai, but Its become overgrown and I don’t really know how how to prune it/style it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Scented Geranium pruning/styling? 2 months 4 days ago #52693

Hchomp wrote: Hi,
I just got a scented geranium and I thought it might be good material for bonsai


This plant is absolutely unsuitable for bonsai.

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Scented Geranium pruning/styling? 2 months 4 days ago #52702

How so?
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Scented Geranium pruning/styling? 2 months 3 days ago #52705

I can imagine there are concerns when it comes to thickening of the trunk and branches, as this is more a herb than a woody plant. Furthermore in most places Geranium species are rather short lived, only a few years.

Both make it less ideal for bonsai.
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Scented Geranium pruning/styling? 2 months 3 days ago #52707

Hchomp wrote: How so?


If you prune it, you will have a pruned plant that looks like a pruned plant and not like an old, majestic, but miniaturized tree.
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