This is really a follow on of TWO posts. First, Trunksplitting, scoring and scratching to thicken bonsai cuttings and A Watched Baobab Never Thickens. I must state from the outset that I live in a sub tropical area where things just grow and grow and grow. If anything, I can never reduce my leaves as small as bonsaiists in, say Gauteng or the Cape. I have to really be careful with watering, because it gets either too hot and my trees die or they get too much water and I sit with long internodes.
May 2015’s Porticularia afra in the green pot (which has since been broken by monkeys), looked like this:
and the next image was taken today, 6 November 2016, albeit it in a new pot. The next step for this potensai will be to split the trunk and get some movement in it.
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