How do I bonsai a baobab?

I found a tiny thirty-odd year old Baobab in my Eastern Cape garden. It flowered and seeded and sadly I think it has died. However, the seed was viable and I now have a tray of baby baobabs. Seeing they grow poorly in this part of the country, I thought it would be best to bonsai them but I really don’t know where to go from here. The plantlets are in small bags. I only have plastic plant pots and bags in which to grow them. Would it work if I just kept them in small bags for a year or two?

Lorraine Solomon
lorraine@kumbulanursery.co.za
www.kumbulanursery.co.za

 

2 Responses to How do I bonsai a baobab?

  1. Tanya @ Lovely Greens November 25, 2011 at 11:41 am #

    I’ve heard that you’ll have to manually trim the roots (tubers) again and again.

  2. emme November 25, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    i have no idea how you’d go about it, but it sounds like a great idea. if you succeed, please share the results here!

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