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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47821

I bought this bonsai pot from "BosaiIkebana" in Barcelona. It is the right size, shape and colour for my outdoor Gingko. But when I brought it back home to Sweden I noticed that it has a hair-line crack in the rim. I can put this crack at the back of the tree but is this going to cause me trouble later on ..... the whole pot falling apart into two halves perhaps?

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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47824

It could do, particularly when it comes to re potting I have done it where I was trying to get the tree out of the pot and it fell apart. I assum you can't send it back?
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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47827

That's not good news. The crack does not extend beyond the rim but I suppose it doesn't matter if the fault is already there. No, I may never return to Barcelona so replacing it is pretty much out of the question. I will be planting the gingko into it within the next couple of days and I guess I'll just have to hope for the best. If it holds together for two years I'll consider myself fortunate and if it doesn't then I have learned a good lesson in choosing pots.

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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47828

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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47830

If it cracks further, it will be in winter.
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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47831

Yes, and there isn't much tropical temperatures here in Sweden.
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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47833

Get some ceramic glue. A brand name around here would be Gorilla Glue, but something that says it glues every thing. Put on some plastic gloves and squeeze a drop into the crack, then another, then another until you have the whole crack glued. That will keep it from expanding, and keep water from getting into the crack and freezing.

You could get the same result without gloves, of course. Don't.
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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47839

Wow, that sounds like good advice! I'll have a look on Monday to see what I can find.
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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47842

Is it a crack that was formed AFTER the pot was backed? It looks to me like a crack that has been there already. In te latter cse, it is not a crack anymore. and you need not worry.

Is there glaze inside the space? Or is it really split
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Bonsai Pot Mistake? 7 months 3 weeks ago #47847

The pot cracked during firing. I would contact the seller.
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