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by MissippiKite on March 21, 2006 10:25 AM
Hi! We have a new juniper bonsai plant that we let get too dry. I have cut back all the dried parts to where there is green in the branches. It looks quite scraggly now. It it worth trying to revive or should I just toss it and start over? Thanks for any advice. Diana Vance
by Mrs.Bradley on March 21, 2006 11:45 PM
Ironicaaly, the same thing happened to me a year or so ago.except mine was crispy,crunchy!! [Eek!]
My husband(who bought the plant) was very upset.
I tried to revive it with no luck at all! [shocked]

toss it and start over. theres probably no hope [scaredy]

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by GardenGuy_Gardener on March 23, 2006 07:10 AM
i agree to get a new one but dont toss it. Plants are amazing and with a little nourishment it might be right as rain!

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by Will Creed on March 23, 2006 08:25 AM
Hi Diana,

If you were planning on keeping your Juniper bonsai indoors, it was doomed to fail. Juniper is not a tropical plant and it requires cold winter temperatures that it would never get indoors. That is why so many Bonsais fail.

If you are interested in an indoor Bonsai, get one that is a tropical plant, such as Ponytail palm or Ficus benjamina. These plants can adapt to all year round warm temps. Junipers cannot.
by GardenGuy_Gardener on March 23, 2006 08:36 AM
You should get a fig bonsai i used to have one of them and theyre really pretty.

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by TomR on March 23, 2006 09:16 AM
I agree with Will. This is an OUTDOOR plant and needs dormancy. Try a TROPICAL type bonsai next.

Tom

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by SpringFever on March 23, 2006 09:03 PM
How about any advice on what was suppose to be an indoor? Ligustrum Lucidum bonsai... any one know about these?

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by Will Creed on March 24, 2006 06:00 AM
Ligustrum lucidum (privet) is another non-tropical plant that is unlikely to survive warm winters indoors. Sorry, I don't have better news.

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