Allocasuarina torulosa 25

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Allocasuarina torulosa 25

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Progression thread : Allocasuarina torulosa 25

I purchased this fantastic material from Leong at Bonsai South on 1st November 2014
Cost $30

This is an attempt at growing another natural style of Casuarina.
This is probably the thickest based torulosa I own. It is about the thickness of my fist. It scared me for a while back, after I trunk chop it right before spring, and it took a good 3 or 4 weeks to shoot. I was really scared that it would die back to the base. :cry: I wont do that again! Only in late Spring / Summer will I do a major trunk chop again.
I am planning on having multiple trunks in a more natural growth style, but will have to wait and see.


This photo was taken 01.11.2014
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This photo was taken 08.01.2015
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This photo was taken 17.03.2017
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This photo was taken 02.05.2018

The plan for this one is big. I'm guessing about 3 times the height shown. So far its responding very well to my desired outcome. Its a bad photo sorry, but was taken just after a very heavy prune.

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Trunk chops and me don't get on when working with Cauarina. :( Thank goodness this one came though, lookin great
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I now add about 40% river sand to all the mix I use, including Casuarina. They love it and helps with drainage.

This photo was taken 28.02.2019
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