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Bonsai Workshop on Ficus Benjamina 2/2, Trunk chop, Pruning, Root ball correction, Repot, Aug.’18

Now it will be transplanted after root ball correction I’ll return to the video after washing the root ball Here is the root ball, after wash First prune, much longer roots And then prune all the roots going straight down Benjamin is a toxic plant … wash your hands well after the work This is the primary source of indoor allergens Which is after dust and pets known as the third most common cause of indoor allergens So, before you grow it Indore, you definitely have to think Bonsai tree should be well balanced See how this is standing straight Now combing the root ball to make it tangle free And where there is tangled root, it will be pruned As a result… we will gradually get a good radial root base Will prune the roots going upwards Finally, to reduce the radius of the root ball…

I’ll trim the root ball In such a circular way Now the tree is well balanced This root… I’ll cut flush Let these two roots stay now There is a crossing root here… it will be removed A final touch up Benjamina is a very sensitive plant If you change its position… then some of its leaves can fall Do not panic, actually …. it does so to grow new leaves according to light I’ll pot it into my smart bonsai pot According to the pot …

I’ve to reduce a bit more root I’ll have to pot it up a bit up Potting mix …. I have made from coco peat perlite and vermiculite Covering drainage hole with plastic mesh And now… a layer of soil Centre will have to be slightly elevated By doing so … there will be no air pocket under the root ball v To reduce internal gap in the soil… Use a nail tool The smaller the gap, the more the soil level will go down I’ll add some more soil See the hold of the tree became strong Now the edge of the pot, is to reduce the gap in the soil Keep Watering until the water … drains out of the drainage hole It is necessary to give external support of few stones….

until the tree gets settled in pot It likes water, especially moisture, very much Do not let the soil dry completely In humid condition, Benjamina grows better Except monsoon … once or twice every month…. Dilute a pinch of NPK in 4 litters of water…. and spray it over the canopy Your Benjamina will remain healthy Here is up date 21 days after potting That’s all for now friends See you on the next video Till then goodbye .

Bonsai Workshop on Ficus Benjamina 2/2, Trunk chop, Pruning, Root ball correction, Repot, Aug.’18

Now it will be transplanted after root ball correction I’ll return to the video after washing the root ball Here is the root ball, after wash First prune, much longer roots And then prune all the roots going straight down Benjamin is a toxic plant … wash your hands well after the work This is the primary source of indoor allergens Which is after dust and pets known as the third most common cause of indoor allergens So, before you grow it Indore, you definitely have to think Bonsai tree should be well balanced See how this is standing straight Now combing the root ball to make it tangle free And where there is tangled root, it will be pruned As a result…

We will gradually get a good radial root base Will prune the roots going upwards Finally, to reduce the radius of the root ball… I’ll trim the root ball In such a circular way Now the tree is well balanced This root… I’ll cut flush Let these two roots stay now There is a crossing root here… it will be removed A final touch up Benjamina is a very sensitive plant If you change its position… then some of its leaves can fall Do not panic, actually …. it does so to grow new leaves according to light I’ll pot it into my smart bonsai pot According to the pot … I’ve to reduce a bit more root I’ll have to pot it up a bit up Potting mix …. I have made from coco peat perlite and vermiculite Covering drainage hole with plastic mesh And now… a layer of soil Centre will have to be slightly elevated By doing so …

there will be no air pocket under the root ball v To reduce internal gap in the soil… Use a nail tool The smaller the gap, the more the soil level will go down I’ll add some more soil See the hold of the tree became strong Now the edge of the pot, is to reduce the gap in the soil Keep Watering until the water … drains out of the drainage hole It is necessary to give external support of few stones…. until the tree gets settled in pot It likes water, especially moisture, very much Do not let the soil dry completely In humid condition, Benjamina grows better Except monsoon … once or twice every month…. Dilute a pinch of NPK in 4 litters of water…. and spray it over the canopy Your Benjamina will remain healthy Here is up date 21 days after potting That’s all for now friends See you on the next video Till then goodbye .

18) Flowering Crab Apple Bonsai Tree Specimen from Field Grown Bonsai Stock

 Hello bonsai enthusiasts. In this video, we’re going to repot a Crab Apple. This particular one is about 21 years old. It’s been field grown for 18 years and has been in this black pot for about three years. It’s now pot bound and it’s time to repot into a bonsai pot. It’s got a lot of features and it’s nicely branched out and it would make a lovely bonsai. We start off, I guess, by knocking the pot off. Generally, you thump the side of the pot and then thump the top of the pot off to help dislodge it from the root ball. Use a stainless steel dibber or even a wooden dibber to help remove soil from the top of the surface. Use a sharp root shear and root cutters to help you with removing the finer roots and the larger roots.

Shape the root ball so that it tapers gently towards the soil. Remove any large, ugly roots and work your way, all the way to the bottom of the pot, working gently and slowly. While using the chopstick, try not to use it vertically, but use it horizontally so that you’re not digging into the root ball. Rather, moving bit by bit away. You may have to use a chisel and mallet to try and remove some of the larger roots or help shape the nebari properly. I’m using a half an inch gorge in this particular, half an inch gorge chisel in this particular section. It’s very effective at tapering nebaris. You then work your way all around the root ball cutting off any large roots as you work around. Make sure that the root ball doesn’t disintegrate. Keep it firm and solid all the time and this is quite a nicely shaped nebari. It’s nicely tapered and remove down to the bottom of the root ball. We’re now ready to pot on. This pot has been nicely meshed out and wires have been installed in the pot.

That will help us bind the tree into the pot. This is a Japanese blue pot, oval shaped to help accentuate the feminineness of the Crab Apple. It’s a pot bellied shape so it adds value to the overall aesthetic of the tree. I’m using a mixture of Akadama and pumice in the soil that I’m using for the tree. It’s granular, 3 – 6 mm. You make a little mound in the centre of the pot and then use the, place it so that it fits in the centre of the pot, both along the length and the breadth of the pot, and the nebari should be just slightly above the pot surface. Fill up the pot with soil and then use a mallet so that the soil falls properly into the pot and all the empty spaces are filled out, Top up wherever necessary and gradually process it. The tree is now ready, it’s quite an attractive bonsai. I hope you enjoyed the show. .