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This page contains more bonsai myths, many of which have to do, with instructions on care of bonsai trees . These are some of my favorites of all time.

Many people were surprised by the items listed on the first page of Bonsai myths . For me, the following are even more interesting.

‘ve even included a couple I personally followed for years.

“sea salt is good for Oceanside trees”

The first time I heard the recommendation of sea salt used in water irrigation certain bonsai trees, I was more than a little surprised.

bonsai myths, buttonwood leaves and seed, Conocarpus erectus

Someone brought a beautiful bonsai botoncillo a program of tropical plants. The leaves seemed to be unusually thick.

(recently collected Conocarpus often have very thick leaves because of its proximity to the sea.) So he asked me if it was a recent purchase.

not deliberately do that way leaves with sea salt, as obtained from the ocean .”

I tried to explain that the idea was that the plant salt ooze through leaves , not to keep it. (The owner was not convinced.)

Years later, the same issue appeared on the Internet in connection with an Pemphis in the Philippines. “The salt water will help to health.”

bonsai myths, salt shaker

could not stop commenting online:

“… Use of sea salt to the health of the trees line the beach is a myth bonsai. it will not hurt, but do not make healthier “tree.

My comments were not well received. To verify my statements, I contacted Dr. Nina Shiskoff the t the Department of Agriculture Your answer:.

Well, first of all, the thickening of the leaf only occur in tolerant salespecies. I would not try to do this with a plant that adapts aagua brackish.

for plants that are capable of brackish tolerarcondiciones, the brackish conditions do not make them healthier, are simply tolerated better than plants that are not adapted. therefore, they can grow where other plants can not can … most plants that can crecerbien in extreme environments can also grow well in good. Conditions

So my feeling would be as follows :. If you want thick sheets , go ahead and add a little salt “

” means watering day leaves Burns “

bonsai myths, water drops on leaf

thought is supposedly , sunlight is magnified by the drop of water on the leaf and makes it burn. This is one we just have to think shortly.

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No rain during the day the leaves are burned? What about “bright sun showers”?

I put this on my list of most bonsai myths that are hard to imagine how they started.

According to Robert Cox agent Horticulture, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension …

The root of this idea can come from purposes of applying high poor water quality in dissolved salts. as drops of water evaporates from the leaves, the salts left behind could cause leaf scorch . “

is highly unlikely that this will always be your bonsai problem.

The following two myths are still very controversial. I debated about their inclusion on this page Bonsai More myths.

The myth vitamin B1

bonsai myths, B1

This is a myth bonsai personally I swore!

who bought it by the gallon and sold hundreds of those little brown bottles.

One day I ran out (during recovery from Hurricane Andrew.) Continue to the pot and transplant without it. results recovery plants had the same success than they had been previously.

B-1 never used again.

Linda Chalker-Scott, P HD, Extension Horticulturist and Associate Professor Puyallup Research Extension Center and , Washington State University, he says :.

application of vitamin B-1, or thiamine, to root systems of whole plants does not stimulate root growth there is a myth that refuses to die although it has been refuted in the scientific literature . “

in the words of Michael Hagedorn” Superthrive is essentially a brain tonic . “

“there are wounds Seals
Cut and Paste”

The use of these elements remain a common practice in many areas (including Japan).

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for many years, while in the business of bonsai, I recommended, sold and used to cut and paste other sealants. I even had my favorite brands. Now I’ve included more bonsai myths.

Eventually I found that in these sealers, which are often found in softwood and decay that you need to remove. When I leave the tree “do its job” that “cured” much faster. I stopped using sealants.

Then someone gave me a doctor Shigo ‘picture book. “

Dr. Alex Shigo’s findings went against him arborists day that had been using for centuries … including techniques such as sealants.

This book confirmed my suspicions.

After years of research the current ANSI standards for pruning trees considered sealers totally unnecessary wounds


As mother used to say.
“. The fact that everyone is doing it, does not mean it’s right

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