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Bonsai Trees

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:51 pm

does anyone have experience with these? i would like to procure one for my office, i feel like it would really increase my energy in here. i was wondering if anyone had recommendations on one that would be low maintenance and no natural light as there are no windows in my office
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby count2infinity on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:09 pm

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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:09 pm

I was re-gifted one of these in an office grab bag one year. I threw it away.

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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby shafnutz05 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:10 pm

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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Juice on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:10 pm

paging shyster
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:16 pm

I really should have just PMed him
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby DudeMan2766 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:16 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Image


Very first thing I thought of
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Shyster on Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:24 pm

Juice wrote:paging shyster

I’m not sure how it will do without direct sunlight, but you might want to track down a crassula gollum (do a Google image search on that name). It’s basically a mutant variant of a jade plant. I have one I purchased from http://www.gosucculent.com/, and in five years or so it’s grown to be around a foot high and looks quite tree-like. You can trim it to keep in in shape, and as crassulas grow readily from cuttings, so you can put the "trimmings" in soil and grow more plants. As a succulent it doesn’t need much water or complex care, so it's good for an office plant.
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby mac5155 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:28 pm

Shyster wrote:
Juice wrote:paging shyster

I’m not sure how it will do without direct sunlight, but you might want to track down a crassula gollum (do a Google image search on that name). It’s basically a mutant variant of a jade plant. I have one I purchased from http://www.gosucculent.com/, and in five years or so it’s grown to be around a foot high and looks quite tree-like. You can trim it to keep in in shape, and as crassulas grow readily from cuttings, so you can put the "trimmings" in soil and grow more plants. As a succulent it doesn’t need much water or complex care, so it's good for an office plant.


Don't they call these a Christmas Cactus?
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:52 pm

Shyster wrote:
Juice wrote:paging shyster

I’m not sure how it will do without direct sunlight, but you might want to track down a crassula gollum (do a Google image search on that name). It’s basically a mutant variant of a jade plant. I have one I purchased from http://www.gosucculent.com/, and in five years or so it’s grown to be around a foot high and looks quite tree-like. You can trim it to keep in in shape, and as crassulas grow readily from cuttings, so you can put the "trimmings" in soil and grow more plants. As a succulent it doesn’t need much water or complex care, so it's good for an office plant.


i was looking at this:

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which is a Portulacaria afra, a dwarf jade. i just worry that the container it is in is somewhat small and i would have to re-plant. it is 6 years old
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Willie Kool on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:04 pm

In a very low light location, I'd consider some kind of shade terrarium with mosses, lichens, ferns, etc.

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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Juice on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:35 pm

i have some sick bugs from work you can keep as pets on whatever you end up getting
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby mac5155 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:48 pm

I don't know if our work has a policy on it or not, but I wouldn't bring a plant in anyway just as a courtesy to anyone that works around me that may have an allergy or something
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby eddysnake on Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:55 pm

I think you can get bird flu from bonsai tree
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Kaizer on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:42 pm

i had one, it never grew a smegging centimeter from its original size and ended up turning brown and dying.
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:46 pm

Kaizer wrote:i had one, it never grew a smegging centimeter from its original size and ended up turning brown and dying.


Your chi must suck brah.
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby Shyster on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:58 pm

mac5155 wrote:
Shyster wrote:I’m not sure how it will do without direct sunlight, but you might want to track down a crassula gollum (do a Google image search on that name). It’s basically a mutant variant of a jade plant. I have one I purchased from http://www.gosucculent.com/, and in five years or so it’s grown to be around a foot high and looks quite tree-like. You can trim it to keep in in shape, and as crassulas grow readily from cuttings, so you can put the "trimmings" in soil and grow more plants. As a succulent it doesn’t need much water or complex care, so it's good for an office plant.

Don't they call these a Christmas Cactus?

I don't think so. Christmas Cactus are plants from South America with long branches that look like leaves joined end-to-end. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlumbergera. Coincidentally, I have one in my office. This is its flowering season, and at the moment it has more than 10 flowers on it.
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Re: Bonsai Trees

Postby bhaw on Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:08 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Shyster wrote:
Juice wrote:paging shyster

I’m not sure how it will do without direct sunlight, but you might want to track down a crassula gollum (do a Google image search on that name). It’s basically a mutant variant of a jade plant. I have one I purchased from http://www.gosucculent.com/, and in five years or so it’s grown to be around a foot high and looks quite tree-like. You can trim it to keep in in shape, and as crassulas grow readily from cuttings, so you can put the "trimmings" in soil and grow more plants. As a succulent it doesn’t need much water or complex care, so it's good for an office plant.


i was looking at this:

Image

which is a Portulacaria afra, a dwarf jade. i just worry that the container it is in is somewhat small and i would have to re-plant. it is 6 years old


These are everywhere in phoenix. Pretty minimal upkeep.
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