Lyndsay91
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Meijer Bonsai ID

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I bought these two small bonsais at Meijer which were not labeled except for the sticker that said "Jr bonsai shapes". I wasn't sure if the Jr was short for Juniper or Junior. These were sitting near the Bamboo, Jade, and succulent plants so I assumed they would be an indoor bonsai. I have no idea though. :?:

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Re: Meijer Bonsai ID

For the life of me, they look like (to me) baby asparagus plants. Which just goes to prove why they maybe shouldn't let me play...

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Re: Meijer Bonsai ID

definitely not juniper anyway....

actually, you pointed me in the right direction, tom. I think it may be asparagus fern (which is related). Asparagus fern is sometimes treated as an indoor bonsai:

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Bonsai purists would not consider this a "real" bonsai, since the ferns do not get woody. It will never look very much like a tree, but it can be pretty.

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Re: Meijer Bonsai ID

Hmm okay, I will look into that. I just wish they were labeled so I can care for them properly.

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Just look up asparagus fern care: https://www.thegardenhelper.com/asparagus_ferns.html

they are very easy and undemanding, which is why they are popular house plants. They grow fast, so they will take a lot of trimming to have any resemblance to bonsai.



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