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PostSubject: my baby jade bonsai   Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:49 pm

hi,
here is one of mine Jade bonsai under training.
jades are very easy to train as bonsai,but its much difficult to wire them as they are very delicate.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:58 am

very good tree is this .
pak bonsai what is its urdu name and what style is this ?
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:04 am

thats very good start.
is this simple upright style?
and what type of soil you have used for it,as i have been watching woods and barks in it ?
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:11 am

thanks guys for comments.
@ punjabi it is jade and known also as jade some say it"karachi booti"
@rashid : actually i have tried to shape it as windswept style as it is under training it will look nice after a time.
and about soil i have used these things:
1-40 % brick shred
2-40% compost
3-10 % tree bark
4-10% dead woods
and last two i have used for topping the soil they give nice look and also maintain moisture in soil plus retain fertilizers and release them gradually.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:45 pm

Pak bonsai, thats nice. How much time did you take to make it. Its an achievement. You could have done better by placing the camera parallel to the pot and taking the picture from a distance.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:41 pm

hamid thanks for response.
i have planted this jade about 8 years ago by cutting of pencil size thickness,now it has good thick trunk.
it took 2 hours to give it the shape of bonsai,you know cutting pruning and re-potting.
i will take new shots for you.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:57 pm

pak bonsai,very good plant,i want to make for me can you help me personally.i have PM you my number and address please reply
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:11 pm

this is nice tree.
looks good.
and hamid has suggested good idea about photography.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:23 am

last night my jade has fallen due to some "job" by a cat...in the morning i saw it laid down in the pot.i have fixed it and gave it support of two stones and wire...lets see what happen now... i will post its fresh pics tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:58 pm

here is the update..
as i have not wired it the branches have fallen down..
waiting to get a good growth then i will restyle it.









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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:35 pm

pak bonsai,

Hello again. I wanted to let you know that I like the direction this tree has taken since the mishap. Perhaps the Cat has inadvertently done you a favor. You may be interested in knowing that this plant is properly called 'Portulacaria' although one of the common names is indeed 'Baby Jade' They are closely related to full sized Jades and their culture is similar.

One minor difference that I have noted is that these do well with more frequent watering than their full sized cousins. Still, they are drought tolerant and should not be watered until the soil has dried thoroughly, I just don't wait as long as before watering as I do with true Jades.

Also, this plant can be pruned hard and the cuttings are easily rooted. Soon you will have enough to start a group planting if you wish. Once you get a few more to experiment with you will find that you can grow them fast and cut them back hard.

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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:34 am

thanks gnome for your correction of the plant.
i am pleased to know that you liked the tree.i have planted some cuttings of this plants and they have got roots,i will transfer them in pots in march for proper growth to start a group planting.thanks for tips on watering it.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:02 am

is this plant called the "choona choos" as my gardener has told me or that is different?
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:43 pm

Pak Bonsai,

Last month, we had a 'norwester' storm for half an hour or so, and 3 of my bonsai fell of the steel rack on the roof terrace! The pots were broken, branches and twigs were mutilated....

One of them was a Jade, Portulacaria afra, and I had to repot the tree in an oversized pot that was handy. So I thought of posting 2 pics in this thread related to Jade tree..... but unfortunately I could not attach the files or upload the pics.

Will mail the pics to you separately maybe....

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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:34 am

Shaukat sorry to hear about this accident, i can feel your feelings about your tree.
hope it will do best after re-poting.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:28 pm

Thanks for your kind words.....
But can you pls advise how to post images? Would be grateful if you inform your email ID so that I can send the pics...

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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:02 pm

Majed,

After your reply on how to post pics, I could finally post the pics of my jade under a new thread.

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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:41 am

Greetings...!

How is your baby jade doing? By now, you must have had enough foliage and branches to decide upon the styling it.
Would be good if you can share the current pics.

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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:37 pm

thanks Shaukat,
jade is doing well now.i have decided not to cut prone or style it for couple of years, i will post pics soon.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:17 pm

But jades are fast growers, and your last pics suggets the tree is growing fine with lot of healthy branches.
But you can at least shorten the branches that you would like to keep. That would at least make the trunk thicker. Pls post some pics soon.

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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Fri May 14, 2010 3:32 pm



i have cut back branches to encourage back budding and thinkken the trunk.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:50 pm

here is the update.





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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:18 pm

Majed, nice development..... I'm sure by next summer, this would become a presentable shohin bonsai. BTW, what is the height of the plant?

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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:55 pm

Pak,

do you have an image of what you want this shrub to grow into?

I found it is better to draw an image to help remind me of where I want to go.

With this shrub it is best to grow for a trunk and surface roots first and then add on the branches.

Plus, you can practice all the techniques on the cast away clippings.
Doing nicely thus far.
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*growing much faster and better than my own - chuckle.
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PostSubject: Re: my baby jade bonsai   Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:08 pm

I agree with Khaimraj... sketching really gives you a clear picture of what you want the tree to grow into.
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