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Buying a bonsai plant? 1 year 1 month ago #53358

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Wow. Yamadori and +1000,00 trees.

The OP wired a jade tree and cut off the branches and is now very very eager to repot it. In other words: He just started. He's still terribly impatient. He's the plant killer that we've all been.

I cannot recommend buying a bonsai at all. I'd buy some cheap garden center junipers to practice on.

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Buying a bonsai plant? 1 year 1 month ago #53359

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Thanks for all th he feed back, i couldn't see myself buying a 1000 dollar tree or plant, I'm just beginning to look into bonsai plants and the know how. I still got to see if my jade will survive cause i really butchered the poor plant. Dumb of me. :unsure: I'm looking into the 30 to 50 or 60 dollar range. BTW? How do i tell how long its been in the same pot?

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Buying a bonsai plant? 1 year 1 month ago #53365

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Auk wrote: Wow. Yamadori and +1000,00 trees.

The OP wired a jade tree and cut off the branches and is now very very eager to repot it. In other words: He just started. He's still terribly impatient. He's the plant killer that we've all been.

I cannot recommend buying a bonsai at all. I'd buy some cheap garden center junipers to practice on.


Agree. Mine was to be intended as a defense of good online bonsai stores, not as a suggestion to the OP.

I also suggest(ed) starting with cheap stock first of all. It looks simple, but it takes a few years of experience to get the type of skill and confidence to step to the next level.

For that, I also very vehemently suggest following the courses available right here...
They’d cost you like a plant but would possibly help saving many ;)
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Buying a bonsai plant? 1 year 1 month ago #53366

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Jltplant61 wrote: I still got to see if my jade will survive cause i really butchered the poor plant. Dumb of me.


With the correct aftercare, your plant will be ok. Just dont take it as it is possible to do the same thing to most trees :)

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Buying a bonsai plant? 1 year 4 days ago #54558

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In case anyone is looking for a source in the states: www.bonsaiboy.com They are out of New York and I've ordered a few times. The trees are very carefully packaged, the picture you see online is what you get, and they are very healthy. The one time, I received one with a cracked pot, this company rushed out a replacement ASAP. They responded personally to my email inquiry very quickly as well. They will always reply to questions or concerns. So far they have been the best company I have worked with for bonsai. They sell everything from beginner trees that are inexpensive to much older trained trees.

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Buying a bonsai plant? 1 year 4 days ago #54559

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kotori_kim wrote: In case anyone is looking for a source in the states: www.bonsaiboy.com They are out of New York


and they sell seriously overpriced, low quality, mass-produced trees.

I mean, seriously:



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Let's compare a bit.

Bonsaiboy vs Bonsai.de

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Auk wrote: and they sell seriously overpriced, low quality, mass-produced trees.I mean, seriously
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wow!! thats a joke right!!??!?!

one can go to a exhibition and buy a much older and nicer tree for half that price. that is ridiculous. i feel bad for anyone that would spend that much money on that.

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the disadvantage for novice bonsai lovers is that there is no service or help in case of problems with the tree if you buy online.
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FrankC wrote: the disadvantage for novice bonsai lovers is that there is no service or help in case of problems with the tree if you buy online.


You do get service, though not everyone thinks that service is good.

uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.bonsaiboy.com

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