harryboy222
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HELP! Shimpaku juniper bonsai

hey i am 15 and just got my 1st bonsai. all i know is that the name of the plant is a Shimpaku juniper bonsai and is supposed to be a hearty tree. i bought it on a spur of the moment type of thing and want to konw how to take care of it thank you for your help.

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Congrats on the new tree; Shimpaku juniper is a great plant.

Here's some reading from our web site; there is a wealth of material on-line besides this so don't just take my word for it, read as much as you can get your hands on. This is an art form, not a science, so there are a lot of different ways to get things done...

[url]https://www.helpfulgardener.com/bonsai/index.html[/url]

Scott

harryboy222
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thanks for the advice and that web page is great but i have a few more fairly specific questions. how much light should i give my shimpaku. also do i need to keep my bonsai inside the temperature down here is fairly mild but when you add the moisture it feels like 15 degrees less. should that make a difference.

Thank You,
Harrison

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Shimpaku need as much light as you can give them, but as for the outdoor indoor thing I don't know where "down here" is, so I can't say about the last part.

If you register here answers to the thread you start go to your e-mail automatically and I can look at your profile and tell a lot more about the conditions where you live. Registering is a good idea here; we NEVER give out lists without direct permission...

Scott

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