Dieffenbachia 'Tropic Snow'
I tried to create something like a bonsai from this plant.
Have you ever seen a monocot bonsai? Although I could use a smaller cultivar.
|I began in 2004 as after cutting it produced |
2 stems from the dormant buds.
|In 2005 it looked so.|
|After the first cut in 2005.|
|It is important to know where the dormant buds are to make the plant produce new stems in the desired direction.|
|The plant in 2007 and the next cut.|
|2008, the plant and the stems before cutting.|
|After the 2008 cut.||The spring of 2009.|
|The roots were very short but thick.||The plant in autumn of 2009.|
|The spring of 2010. It started to bend and lean towards light though it was growing on a southern window.|
Not always it produced stems from where I wanted to.
|The 2010 cut.|
|The plant in 2011 before and after the next cut.|
|In 2012 one of the stems broke. It became too heavy.|
|The plant was still growing, although it was deformed.|
|photos in this page © Marek Argent|
page created on 2012-11-20
last updated on 2012-11-20