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Ficus Religiosa (Bodhi Tree- 菩提树) Stem Propagation

#1 User is offline   tonytian 

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

Hi

I stem cut a Ficus Religiosa for propagation. Until today 21.04.12,it third day of propagation anf it look strong and health.Will convert it as Bonsai Plant.

This tree was told that it was planted using seed produced from Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya where LordBuddha found enlightment.


*cut the 4" branch from health plant below node.
*remove leave from below but retain top leave.
*place the branch in water
*place good soil into 7" pot
*thoroughly wet the soil
*Dip the node in Plant Roots Powder (Hormone Powder)
*Open an opening in soil at one and half inches.
*plant the branch into it.
*Need not to use plastic cover to cover it but do not under direct sunlight
*Roots will form after 10days and you will see that it is growing
*Never take it out the observe it root
*After 6mth or a year than repot it

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

Interesting. Hope to see your plant becoming bonsai_ed. You could also use seedlings. There are many all around Singapore.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:56 PM

View PostGreyfingers, on 21 April 2012 - 10:08 PM, said:

Interesting. Hope to see your plant becoming bonsai_ed. You could also use seedlings. There are many all around Singapore.

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Thanks. Stem cutting will be faster.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:16 AM

View Posttonytian, on 21 April 2012 - 10:56 PM, said:

Greyfingers
Thanks. Stem cutting will be faster.


I just want to add that plants grown by seeds and cuttings have different root growth structure.

Plants grown through seeds have a central main root from which other roots branch from.

Plants grown through cuttings which are similar to marcotting or air layering start their root from the sides.

Ever wondered why mango trees are often grown through grafting(ie, grafting on a seedling) rather than marcotting? My guess is that they want a stronger root structure as it will grow into a tree.

In any case if it's for the purpose of growing a bonsai, I guess it doesn't matter. Then again I may be wrong; cuttings may not produce a caudex.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:53 PM

View PostGreyfingers, on 24 April 2012 - 10:16 AM, said:

I just want to add that plants grown by seeds and cuttings have different root growth structure.

Plants grown through seeds have a central main root from which other roots branch from.

Plants grown through cuttings which are similar to marcotting or air layering start their root from the sides.

Ever wondered why mango trees are often grown through grafting(ie, grafting on a seedling) rather than marcotting? My guess is that they want a stronger root structure as it will grow into a tree.

In any case if it's for the purpose of growing a bonsai, I guess it doesn't matter. Then again I may be wrong; cuttings may not produce a caudex.

Hi Greyfingers
Thank for sharing your knowledge
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:07 PM

Hmm.. I think the leaves of a bodhi tree is very difficult to reduce so it may not make very good bonsai material. But as long as you are happy, then its ok.
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:24 AM

hi tony

how's the plant doing? would very much like to know the progress...
i've been trying to find a peepal bonsai but to no avail.
anyone know where i can get one?

tia
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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:37 AM

View Postmysticsea, on 10 July 2012 - 09:24 AM, said:

hi tony

how's the plant doing? would very much like to know the progress...
i've been trying to find a peepal bonsai but to no avail.
anyone know where i can get one?

tia


if you want seedlings or fruits, maybe I can try to find. donno where to find the Bonsai of this type of plants though.
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Posted 11 July 2012 - 09:22 AM

View PostAhSeng, on 10 July 2012 - 10:37 AM, said:

if you want seedlings or fruits, maybe I can try to find. donno where to find the Bonsai of this type of plants though.


hi ahseng

would be wonderful if you can spare me a seedling... how do i contact u?

cheers
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:38 PM

View PostAhSeng, on 10 July 2012 - 10:37 AM, said:

if you want seedlings or fruits, maybe I can try to find. donno where to find the Bonsai of this type of plants though.



Hi Ah Seng,


I am interested in some seedlings if you extra to spare.



Thanks
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 07:42 AM

I have been looking high and low for authentic bodhi seeds (Ficus religiosa), but to date have not succeeded in doing so.

I searched the web but it has not been very helpful. In fact, I am more confused because there were lot of claims by people selling them online - but they turn out to be of different shapes and sizes - some in lots of hundreds and others in lots of a few seeds.

Until now, I still have no idea what the seeds look like, exactly - whether they are very tiny seeds (like fig seeds) or bead-like (about 1cm).

My search for the real bodhi seeds continues and I hope someone could enlighten me on:
1. What the seeds of bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) look like exactly.
2. Where I can acquire them (buy, beg or steal).

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Posted 24 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

View Postmetamorph, on 24 June 2017 - 07:42 AM, said:

....

My search for the real bodhi seeds continues and I hope someone could enlighten me on:
1. What the seeds of bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa) look like exactly.
2. Where I can acquire them (buy, beg or steal).



They grow wild everywhere. Considered a weed by many house owners
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 12:09 PM

Yes I agree. Can get the seedlings just about everywhere.
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