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    Bonsai Apprentice chip2006uk is on a distinguished road
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    Please identify my bonsai

    My dad gave me this pretty neglected looking bonsai tree from his work place because they didnt have time to look after it properly, so I want to fix it up and get it healthy again, I have absolutely no idea how old it is or how long its been in my dads workplace, but Im guessing its been sat there for at least 2 years.

    Anyway from what Ive read and researched I believe I have a jade plant bonsai, and as a result Ive left the soil to dry for a few days before watering it, also giving it lots of natural sunlight and hoped for the best, in the last few days while there doesnt seem to be any new leaves growing, a bunch of tiny white flower buds have croped up which is a good sign, but a couple of them a browny colour which isnt too good I dont think. For the first few days I had it I was watering it every day and I might have been overwatering it if it is a jade plant.

    So anyway here is a picture, if it is indeed a jade plant, am I doing the right thing by letting the soil dry out before watering again, and also how long will it take for it to have a full set of leaves again?


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    Not a Jade.

    Maybe a Blackhaw or related?

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    Bonsai Apprentice chip2006uk is on a distinguished road
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    Definately not a jade plant?

    After a bit more research I think it might be a Fukien tea bonsai? Soem of the pictures look pretty similar, the little flowers look very similar as do the shape of the leaves and the lobes on the leaves.

    What do you think?

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    Looks like a type of Jasmine vine.

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    Definately not a Jade. Jades have very smooth trunks and thicker leaves than your tree.

    The leaves do look like a Fukien Tea, but the bark doesn't.

    The buds don't look right for a Jasmine Vine. I think a tea is closer.

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    hi all, my tree is much like this one and im yet to identify mine, excuse the shoddy picture but if anyone can help me find out what i have id really really appreciate it!!

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    Chip,
    At this point, I'd say water your tree as if it is a Fukien. After it blooms, post some close ups of the leaves, blooms, and trunk, and an view of the full tree.

    Carvs,
    Yours is definately a Fukien.
    Last edited by mKlRivPwner; 09-03-2010 at 05:37 PM. Reason: grammar

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    Bonsai Apprentice chip2006uk is on a distinguished road
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    Ok cheers, I'll keep it watered regularly, im pretty convinced its a Fukien at the moment but I'll update with pictures in a few weeks or so just to make sure.

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    I vote jasmine

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    The leaves, flowers and knobby branches look just like my Fukien Tea.

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