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Maintaining Good Trunk Health on a Money Tree
The health of a money tree largely depends on the healthiness of the trunk. Money trees do not have a long root structure. Most of the nutrients are absorbed through the roots that develop from
How often should I be watering my money tree?
We recommend watering the tree whenever the soil looks dry. Depending on the local climate conditions, this may be once a week or once a month. However, the plant can still do well without much water
Schefflera Bonsai Tree Care Information
The Schefflera does best in filtered or shaded sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight. Prune by pinching off unwanted stems using fingers or shears. Water moderately, do not let the soil dry out
Trained Olive Bonsai Tree Care Information
The Olive Bonsai will grow in full shade to full sun, but the more light it has the more dense its foliage will be. The Olive Bonsai can be kept indoors during the winter months. However, they a
What should I do when the money tree leaves turn yellow?
The most common factors for yellowing money tree leaves are too much sunlight, wide range of temperature fluctuations throughout the day and/or over-watering. It is best to keep the plant away fro
Flowering Tea Tree Care Information
Fujian Tea thrives in sunny, warm temperate locations. Better lighting conditions will result in more frequent flowering. Avoid intense afternoon sun shining through windows in the summer. Fujia
What type of bonsai fertilizer should I use and how do I apply it?
We recommend using bonsai fertilizers with the NPK equivalent of 20-9-9 or similar for small potted plants. As for the usage of our particular bonsai fertilizer, first remove about half-inch top soil
My plant arrived healthy but there are bugs on my plant now?
Bugs are attracted to plants that are not properly cared for similarly to how bugs are attracted to food that is spoiling. To prevent attracting bugs, for bonsai trees it is important to water your tr
What are Bonsai Tools?
What are Bonsai Tools? Bonsai tools are specialized tools to care for and cultivate the Bonsai trees. These Bonsai tools are used to trim, shape, and care for the Bonsai Trees. The Bonsai tools a
Modern Styling Method: Creating Fullness and Depth
In an earlier post, we discussed the pros of cutting back growth rather than pinching the needles back. Now that you have done this, you’ll find that you have a lot of outside growth and not muc
Pruning back growth on your Money Tree
Money trees grow very quickly. Sometimes if left to grow, the leaves will grow long and tall. However, if you would like to compact the growth and keep it closer to the trunk of the tree, it’s v
No lower branches? Make it a Bunjin Style Bonsai
Creating Bunjin / Literati Style Bonsai Trees Typically lower branches are highly valued when making a bonsai tree. However, there is a style that is available that works perfectly
Designing your Tree: Strength vs. Elegance
There are generally two approaches to designing a bonsai tree in terms of character. These two styles can be characterized as either having strength or elegance. All the components of a good
Bonsai Training: Clip and Grow Method Basics: Tip # 1
Of the methods in which you can train your bonsai tree, the clip and grow method is the easiest. Simply put, it requires just basic shears to do. However for your tree to develop correctly,
2 Wiring Tips for Improving your Technique
Nearly every bonsai enthusiast is always trying to improve their technique. After looking at trees in books, we would all like to know how to accomplish some of the things that many renowned bon
Working with you Tree's Roots: The Right Tools for the Job
Working with your tree’s roots is sometimes a neglected task. Most enthusiasts will concentrate on the foliage and trunk. However, well maintained roots always lead to healthy foliage. Below are
Training Satsuki Azaleas Overview
Satsuki Azaleas are one of the most desired trees in bonsai. The most desired attributes in a Satsuki Azalea bonsai tree are a very thick trunk combined with full even foliage. Unfortunately thi
Two Great Benefits of Grafting for Improving your Tree
Grafting is a great way to improve the quality of your trees whether it be purely for more desirable foliage or to strengthen the tree in general. When working with material, you may notice
Creating Branch Jins, The Easy Way
Jins are a great way to add character and style to your bonsai tree. It also lets you utilize the unused branches on a tree and create interesting and unique deadwood effects. Typic
What is a Money Tree Plant?
Many people have probably told you that money doesn’t grow on trees, but they do! Sort of… The Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) is a plant that has many legends and beliefs originating from Ch