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My first bonsai
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AmitChugh
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August 10, 2011 - 6:55 pm

Hello.
Here is my first bonsai. It is not a good one though. But i hope as the time pass it looks more beautiful.
I do not know the name me that tree. It looks like touch me not and tamarind. But do not know the actual name me plant. I grow it from seed. And nearly 4 to 5 years old.
http://www.imagehousing.com/image/819421
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AmitChugh
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August 10, 2011 - 7:14 pm

it was in a big pot. Actually it was in the water pot . Lol. It's stem is thick enough. So i decide to repot it in a small pot. here are two more shots.
http://www.imagehousing.com/image/819411
http://img1.imagehousing.com/57/1beb88cd4b92ee60450b980d8c4b6378.jpg

http://www.imagehousing.com/image/819392
http://img1.imagehousing.com/67/222e6ce33a9c52876ac01ff904e30601.jpg
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camaroon123
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August 13, 2011 - 9:50 pm

This plant looks like tamarind. When the plant is completely removed from the soil like this it does not die? What precautions to be taken when trimming the roots?. I have no idea about bonsai. 

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AmitChugh
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August 13, 2011 - 11:36 pm

Hello camroon.
No it is not tamarind. Actually i grow tamarind from seed this season , it is also for bonsai purpose.
It's seed was similar to watermelon's seed. And has a long dormacy period.
That's true a plant can't live without soil like this. But it can survive for some time due to moisture in it. repotting process takes few minutes, and every mature plant can easily survive that time.
I trim few long roots to fit in the pot with a normal cutter. Which i think is not good for it. But i am sure it will heal itself very soon. ( actually i was afraid while cutting the roots as it was my first time ).

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AmitChugh
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August 13, 2011 - 11:46 pm

These are two more photos after repotting.
http://www.imagehousing.com/image/821723
http://img1.imagehousing.com/35/47ad2a64a2c4a214d54cab5f4288d4a5.jpg
http://www.imagehousing.com/image/821721
http://img1.imagehousing.com/22/9aea212eb96f4ad260c69102b33fc76d.jpg

It is green and looks healthy at fourth day(today).
It has a good thick stem , which is good. It has a big wound at the tip me main stem. Which may take 1 year to heal and may be 2 years to look good.
It has large branches which i will cut in march april ( spring ).

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camaroon123
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August 17, 2011 - 10:07 pm

Thanks for the update. I have no knowledge about bonsai. The pot looks like it a little too big for bonsai? I went to a nursery last week and I saw fruits from a citrus bonsai plant. Not sure how that happens. 

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AmitChugh
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August 20, 2011 - 8:47 am

Hello camroon
The pot is used is not a standard bonsai pot. And it's very difficult to find a seller of bonsai products at my place. Even nurseries guys do not know about bonsai. But pot is not that big though. Actually i place it on a normal pot. May be thats why it seems big to you. It is just my first experiment of bonsai, so i will learn a lot from it.
I can't say anything about fruits from a bonsai plant. But i have a orange plant in normal pot, and last season there were some small oranges. Although they do not increase their size, but it shows the possibility of growing fruits in small pots using proper fertilizers. I also have some photos of fruit bearing bonsai. If you like i will share them here. This is enough to encourage for the experiments.

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August 20, 2011 - 4:58 pm

Thanks Amit. Orange in a pot? It is a bonsai or normal plant in a pot?. Please do share photos of other bonsai's from your place. It sure must be a hobby which requires a lot of patience. At this time I am intent on setting up a vegetable garden and I am already impatient. Bonsai reminds me of Zen.. Has a lot in common. Please do continue your hobby and update your progress.

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AmitChugh said:

These are two more photos after repotting.
http://www.imagehousing.com/image/821723
http://img1.imagehousing.com/35/47ad2a64a2c4a214d54cab5f4288d4a5.jpg
http://www.imagehousing.com/image/821721
http://img1.imagehousing.com/22/9aea212eb96f4ad260c69102b33fc76d.jpg

It is green and looks healthy at fourth day(today).
It has a good thick stem , which is good. It has a big wound at the tip me main stem. Which may take 1 year to heal and may be 2 years to look good.
It has large branches which i will cut in march april ( spring ).

Hi Amit,

How is your plant doing. Has it grown after about 3 months potting it. If so, pls show us a photo of it.

Thanks,

BMB Albert 

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