Wike
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New Carmona

Hi guys, Bought a Carmona today from a garden store is really nice tree the soil was very dry and looked to be past its day. So I've repotted It and watered It and It's looking great now.

With the box came a nice pair of 'Scissors' or what ever there called. Also with the deal came some bonsai fertiliser its called 'Meststof fertiliser' It's from the Netherlands and seen as It was bought from a garden store and not a bonsai nursery I'm not sure If to use it or not. What do you guys think?

I'll upload some pictures of the the tree In a few hours. Also, is the 'Carmona' The same as a Fukien Tea?
Thanks all, Tom.

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Gnome
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Tom,
Also with the deal came some bonsai fertiliser its called 'Meststof fertiliser' It's from the Netherlands and seen as It was bought from a garden store and not a bonsai nursery I'm not sure If to use it or not. What do you guys think?
I am not familiar with this particular fertilizer, but there is no need to purchase specialized bonsai fertilizer. Bonsai are not physiologically any different than other plants. Any general purpose fertilizer is suitable. There are choices to be made but don't be put off by the word 'bonsai' they are just plants.
Also, is the 'Carmona' The same as a Fukien Tea?
https://www.bonsai4me.com/SpeciesGuide/Carmona.html

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Wike
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Thanks for that Gnome. So yeah It Is a Fukien Tea I think this could be pushing my bonsai skill lol.

" the Fukien Tea can be difficult to look after, particularly for beginners. "
Great news :roll:, I can see I'm going to be bugging you guys with alot of questions and need of assistance.

Anyone got any tips for looking after a Fukien Tea?

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The trickiest thing with them is getting watering down. Too wet and they'll rot, too dry and they'll shrivel. Water when the soil's surface is dry, but if it starts to look "soggy" in the interior, hold off on watering. During the growing season, it's not as tricky, but during the winter, when the tree seems to be in some sort of partial hibernation, it's easy to over water, and also easy to forget to check.

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