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Question: purple myrobalan tips
Hi everyone, I'm new, I'm 15 years old and I've been passionate about bonsai for a few days, it's a totally new world for me!
I'm inquiring about bonsai, I read a guide and I look for information on the internet.
my problem is that I want to make a bonsai of Prunus Cerasifera, or commonly called purple myrobalan. I found a plate under the mother plant and now I'm taking care of it. in addition (to have more chances of success) I took two twigs and put them in the water in attempts to make a cutting.
I need advice on how to treat the plant, the cuttings and the bonsai that I hope I can do!
Thank you all!
Answer: purple myrobalan tips
congratulations for your new passion, I hope your love for nature and bonsai will take you far away; I immediately warn you that you have chosen a complex and very multifaceted hobby, that to be well done and to give you satisfactions you will take much of your free time.
Before thinking about plants, I advise you to continue reading and inform yourself, first of all through books, and then also through sites and forums of bonsai enthusiasts, who can testify to their successes and failures themselves.
In addition to this, I advise you to look at and observe many photographs, and if possible many live specimens, of bonsai, in order to be able to appreciate shapes, sizes and colors; then try to bring them back to your plants.
Now that you are starting, the myrobalan seems to me a perfect plant: it doesn't cost much (in your case nothing, since you have taken some cuttings and a small spontaneous plant from the garden), it is a healthy and vigorous plant, the appearance is very pleasant and in winter it loses its leaves and does not need a greenhouse to be cultivated; therefore I would say that it is the ideal plants for a neophyte, if gross errors should bring your mirabolans to death, you can easily replace them.
I remind you that it is a garden plant, which prefers well-lit positions; in the months with mild or cold climate, you can place the pot directly in full direct sun, instead during the summer it would be advisable to cultivate the plants in a semi-shaded place. In the case of very cold winters cover the pots with the woven fabric, so as to prevent the ground from freezing, irreparably ruining the root system.
Before thinking about how to prune your plants, to make bonsai, he begins to cultivate them correctly, trying to understand when to water, how much to fertilize, when to prune.
I remind you that the prunus do not like water stagnation, so avoid leaving the soil excessively wet, and water only sporadically during the winter months; the fertilizations must be regular, from March to September, using a fertilizer for flowering plants.
If you wish to enjoy the flowers, postpone all the most serious prunings to after flowering, otherwise you will go to cut the flower buds, which the plant begins to prepare already in autumn; if you wish instead that the plant develops, at least initially, with a certain speed, it already prunes in autumn: you will remove most of the flowers, which are very decorative, but which go to occupy most of the plant's forces.
As for the cuttings, as soon as they begin to sprout, place them in a fairly large jar, because it will be fundamental, before bonsaising them, to try to get them well developed.