Succulent bonsai

calif888(9)October 1, 2012

I am trying to grow this indoors about 5 feet from an East window. It gets no direct sun, It is doing well so far.

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cactusmcharris

It's a little etiolated - the growth is too spindly. More light's needed for it to grow well.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 3:41PM
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calif888(9)

cactusmcharris: You are right, but I do not have any more "Window Spsce"....
Maybe i will try it outside. Here is a photo of a Jade bonsai in small pot. It does not fall over (top heavy) because all the rocks in the pot add weight.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 4:14PM
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calif888(9)

Another jade bonsai....This is one that I wacked the top off about 6 months ago.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 4:18PM
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calif888(9)

This aloe wants to go for a walk far from the pot.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 4:21PM
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mi_co(MA - zone 6)

This Gollum jade was my first attempt at working with a plant to make it look like bonsai.

This one was a branch growing low on the first one that I cut off and rooted.

I like seeing my jade plants in a tree form and frequently whack them back to fatten up the trunks.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 5:46PM
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calif888(9)

Nice plants Mike,,,,,,,,,here is my "FINGERS IN A POT"

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 7:35PM
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calif888(9)

More fingers ( with red nails )...Is this the red horn tree I see talked about on GW ????

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 7:39PM
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calif888(9)

Another Crassula Ovata bonsai in a shallow dish ( from Asian dollar store) The pot that is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 7:44PM
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hookilau(long island NY)

Calif, cool little plants! How big is your 'fingers in pot' Jade? I wish I could tell if what you've got there is red horn but I can't tell them apart unless they're RIGHT next to each other, lol. Even then it's iffy. Thanks for sharing pics. I could look at these guys all day long, it never gets old.

Antoinette

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 9:43PM
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calif888(9)

:::: hookilau::: The "Fingers in Pot" is 8 inches tall from bottom of pot to top of plant. Here is another tiny pot with a aeonium hawarthii......The plant is a tip cutting from a large 15 year old mother plant grown outdoors. This plant roots easily.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 10:57AM
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calif888(9)

Crassula Ovata. i like to put plants is smallish pots.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:04AM
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calif888(9)

Can I call this a bonsai ??? Hope it will stay small.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:07AM
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calif888(9)

Aloe bonsai ??? This is another tip cutting from a huge plant. This pot is about 4 inches wide.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:11AM
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calif888(9)

Gasteria has 3 pups on each side of the main plant. Anyone else going to post photos of succulents is shallow pots ??????? I would love to see what you are doing.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:16AM
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calif888(9)

Another dish of jade.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:19AM
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calif888(9)

"Spider" aloe seems to like the indoors and is showing new growth.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:23AM
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hookilau(long island NY)

Loved the pics!!!!

Calif, the spider aloe looks great in that little pot & definitely seems to like what you're doing. I see some of the planters are re-purposed, did you drill holes yourself?

Mike, loved your pics too =) I love to see plants in their natural habitat of other folk's homes. I find it challenging to find suitable display opportunities for them (with good light)as opposed to warehousing. I wish I had a room with windows like yours!

We have unfortunately located windows =) I'm still trying to figure out how to work with them. Here's some random pics for ya =)

Antoinette

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 8:55AM
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calif888(9)

Hookilau::::::Great photos. Love the skull- good for Halloween. I see you like the top dressing of aquarium fish tank pebbles. I use them often too.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 11:20AM
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jdebleser(8)

Calif, I acutally kind of like the spindly look of the first one. What kind of succulent is it? Doesn't look like a jade...

- Jw

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 8:21AM
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hookilau(long island NY)

Yes, I'm curious too...so is Entree the crayfish, who's naughty enough to be the sole inhabitant of a 55 gal tank with the exception of Buddha & a single clam. Darn invert.

Antoinette

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:05AM
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calif888(9)

::::: Jwdb and hookilau::::: First photo is Aeonium Spathulatum. It is described as a "woody shrub" Here is a photo from the Internet (Huntington ),,,,,

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 10:15AM
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karyn1(7a)

Not a true bonsai but I've been playing with this A. obesum seedling for a few years trying to make it look like a bonsai.
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Antoinette I love your little crayfish. My son just set up an African cichlid tank. Maybe they are aggressive enough to cohabitate with a crayfish? The fish in his other tanks would end up as crayfish snacks.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 3:57PM
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rina_

Karyn

true bonsai or not, looks really great! Rina

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 4:48PM
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caudex1

Not to show off...but here's on I potted up today
Euphorbia subpeltatophylla

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 8:20PM
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karyn1(7a)

I don't know which I like more, your pots or your plants. Both are always strangely beautiful.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 9:22PM
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calif888(9)

Caudex :::::NICE !!! That shallow bonsai pot and the rock makes for a great presentation,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Looks like a windswept tree,,,, IT IS OK TO SHOW OFF. Sure have enjoyed you past posts. THANKS.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 2:10PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Loving the jades in this post! I no longer have a jade, boo hoo, but I do have this Trichodiadema, recently potted in a bonsai pot.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:40PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

And then theres this funky Haworthia, with cactusy friend.
No idea of the species of H. I think its a monstrose form.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:54PM
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hookilau(long island NY)

yes, please show off! =) I love pics!!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 5:13PM
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