Larry7056
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What Bonsai tree do I have???

Okay, not sure to add a picture.....
Its one long stick up to the top of the plant with green leaves and roots sprouting off the top....
Also if anyone can tell me how to care for it that would be great. Thanks :D

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Care is not possible without id, id is not possible without a MUCH better description, or better yet, a picture.

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Thats the tree, was waiting til daytime.

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Larry,

I'm sorry to say that I cannot ID your plant from that picture. Let's try this; use the Google images feature and enter 'Schefflera' and tell us if that resembles your plant.

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Hmm not really sure if it resembles it or not...it doesnt look to close to me? Thanks though :D
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Anybody else have any input:)

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hmm

Looks sort of like a shaflera..(spelling is bad) but thats a guess. I have seen them look like this.

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Looks like Schefflera to me as well, though not a bonsai.

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So will it become bigger? And how much water do you think it will need at this stage?

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to thicken it in the quickest time. remove it from the small bonsai pot it's currently in. You should research what the best time to do this will be since I don't grown Schefs. use the search function in the forum. I've seen great threads on them.
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Get bigger? Not likely the way it is. As I said, it's not a bonsai, it's just a sprig that has been left to grow, most likely without enough light or humidity. The only thing you could really do to get it on the road to bonsai it provide light, humidity, and a much larger pot. I'd go ahead and chop it to within a few inches of the soil on repot as well. Leaving it the way it is is begging for a nasty reverse taper to form.

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Larry,

I would suggest that you verify the ID before you take any drastic action. Although we all feel that it resembles a Schefflera I would feel more comfortable with additional pictures. Can you take a few more showing the detail of the leaves and the trunk? I would hate for you to make a bad decision based on that one picture that lacks any real detail.

Norm

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