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First attempt at Cocos nucifera bonsai

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About a week ago I picked up a small cocos nucifera from a local plant shop here in Seattle.  Last night (after some deliberation and a whiskey or two) I decided to try and turn it into a bonsai piece.  This is my first ever attempt at bonsai as well as my first time growing cocos nucifera so I'm prepared for disaster lol.  I just wanted to share some pics of the process with you guys and see what you think :)

My thinking is over the next few months the roots will grow down into the media of the bonsai pot, so when I remove the upper plastic sleeve I'll be able to remove the lava rock from underneath the coconut and have it be elevated above the soil on it's roots like stilts.

The next step will be figuring out the best way to slice down the existing leaves and prune them into what will eventually become that small curled bonsai shape.  I've watched a lot of youtube tutorials on this and have an idea of how to do it, but if anyone has tips on the best way to do this I'm all ears, I'm pretty much winging it at this point so any help is appreciated! 

Cheers guys! :)














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No help from me... Sorry... But I think this is so cool... I kinda want to try it.. I'll be watching.....


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1 hour ago, Butch said:

No help from me... Sorry... But I think this is so cool... I kinda want to try it.. I'll be watching.....


It's foreign territory for me as well haha, I'll keep you updated for sure! :D

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