How to rapidly enlarge the size of Fortunella Japonica.
Orange is one kind of lucky, happily symbol in Chinese custom. Especially every family prepare All kinds of orange in the lunar new year ( Chinese new year), Some biggest one & Citrus medica ( Fingered Citron) are worship the God, some orange plant for decoration in front door. Also we enjoy lots of delicious orange, orange is full of Taiwanese life in the winter.
Just Like bonsai, Fortunella Japonica is original from Fu Ken, Kung Zhao province in China & great develop in Japan. Indeed extremely expensive in Japan. Always remember my father tell me a story about Fortunella Japonica---“Nearly 26 years ago, my father Travel with four friends in Omiya, Japan.. He really appreciate one middle size Fortunella Japonica, he want purchase. It’s pity—was shock by the incredible prize. Even collect team’s money, not enough to get it!”
Taiwan is more warmer than Japan. So Fortunella Japonica is more happy & more fast grow in Taiwan. Although we start to study this variety nearly 30 years, but update haven’t any masterpiece come out.
To overcome the technical of Fortunella Japonica, I set up an interesting SKILL for rapidly enlarge the size, that was beginning from 10 years ago.
“Fortunella Japonica trunk is grow very slowly. But root is easily”.
Photo 1,2: (March 2005)
From seed, 12 years old.
Both plant have nice twist root system. Although spent lots of time to take care, but still very tiny.” No one could be endure the hopeless waiting”, after serious thinking I decide to fuse together both tree as one tree. ( Actually, I have succeed in Some other bonsais couple years ago, Photo at the end of this Article.)
2 hours test, tie together both plant, By alumni wire and nail. Actually, in this creative proceed have many kind of new life was come out in my mind, this is totally amazing tour for bonsai creator.
I trust: “ The worth of bonsai artist is discovery new bonsai scenery, that others never find.”
Photo 4: (2007)
Wildly grow, 2 years carefully work.
Photo 7: (2007)
Marvelous expose root trunk. Both plant have fused together. I believe, someday will be a masterpiece mini size bonsai.
How to “ search the beauty of Fortunella Japonica.
Plenty of stock in my nursery, all of them have nearly 20 years in pot. Were careless in the past few years. I desire to restyle all of them in the spring.
This treatment should be operate in later spring when the growing season is approaching. Cut the main branch.
The cut part is pretty rough.
Make it sooth by sharp knife. If the cut part still rough as photo 10, new bud could not come out from cambium.
Cover by the cut pester, this drug can protect the virus & the cambium easy to grow.
After above proceed, the tree should be put under the half sun and reduce water.
All of them were cut shorter.
New bud gradually come out from the Cambium.
Photo 13-2 :
Root ArtVery succeed sample . Normally over 80% will be successfully.
One of them is very healthy. Time to refine again in later spring.
From the bird view, seems have great root system.
Remove and clean the soil.
Cut shorter all bud.
Search the best new style. This is the most enjoy time for the artist. I always want full the zenith of nature.
Mini size is attractive for the reason can hold by hand. Well, looks great!
Don’t expose in the air too much time, immediately plant in the pot after design.
It would be better cover by the moss.
When the tree is vigorous, after several weeks, could be start wire.
Fortunella Japonica.is very attractive specimen, join us you will get lots of fun.
Sample as above Skill