Adenium 'Bonsai' .....Training Techniques
I became interested in growing Adenium, and specifically in the training techniques that are employed in creating "bonsai' style plants.
I have seen some videos on You-Tube showing these strange looking, and very stylized plants, that remind me of a short version of the famous Baobab trees of Africa.
How do they get the roots to spread so evenly spaced around the trunk?
How do they get branches sprouting from a relatively short area at the top of the trunk?
Are these plants specially bred for short, fat trunks, with branching at only the top?
What training "tricks" are employed to get such unnatural looking, plants? Are branches wired, bent, twisted...root grafts, etc.?
Are there any guides, books web-sites that show HOW to train Adeniums in this style?
Very interested, but I have a feeling this style takes years, and plenty of experience to get results. Even more than conventional bonsai training.
Any help would be appreciated.