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walmart bonsai 7 months 3 weeks ago #34162

i've just bought a new walmart bonsai in a pot that was made for it, with moss and rock assortment, I think it's a Fukien tea and need to know if i should re-pot or re-soil it for best results. i'm new to bonsai and not sure.

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walmart bonsai 7 months 3 weeks ago #34163

I don't think it was a smart buy. Just the huge reverse taper would have made it unsuitable for bonsai, but on top of that, the fake moss, the pebbles, probably the soil and the "S" curve created in China in thousands of similar Fukien tea trees all scream "I am not a bonsai".
Even if you chop the trunk in the first curve, it will take years of training to probably make it an ok bonsai, not a good bonsai.
It's usually safer to pay a little more, research beforehand a species suitable to your climate, and buy it from a reputable bonsai nursery.
Sorry for being so blunt, but it's true. I hope you have paid little money for this plant.
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walmart bonsai 7 months 3 weeks ago #34181

He did, there only $15 bucks or so. My wife bought me one for father's day. They may not look great as bonsai but could be a great counter top plant in your kitchen or were ever. They produce little white flowers and need a lot of sun.
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