Very nice and interesting ! The shape slowly starts to be "inshape". Don't know how to say that lol, anyway, keep your great work with that little tree ;)
Thank you Jimmy! I don't even have to do much. The plants grow pretty slowly and I didn't have to prune anything this year (after the radical cutdown last year).
That's perfect to make a bonsai of it ! Can't wait to see it in a few years :)
I agree Rika, I like the shape of this plant better than the other. That one upright stem is very nice with the clusters of leaves at different levels. The individual leaves are very attractive, and the short leaf clusters are wonderful. Beautiful plant now. Still think it may be a hybrid. Love to see the flowers. You grow so well in just pumice. I'm still in awe of the results you get. I have a few plants in pumice now but they just dry out so fast on me, I can't seem to keep up with the watering. Again, maybe I just have too many plants. :)
Thank you very much Bob :) I like it a lot, too, the shape, the leaf texture. I don't know how much of a hybrid it is. I haven't bought the seeds from a grower but gathered them on the roadside in Japan. It could be anything. I think the pumice (no fertilizer!) slows them down enough to keep them in shape. However the poor substrate might be preventing them from flowering. But I'll take good shape over flowers any day.Haha, this must be it. I like that pumice dries out so quickly. I feel more in control of the watering and there's also less danger of overwatering. If you have many plants it might be difficult to keep up though, you're right.
What a lovely and charming little plant!
Thanks Marla! I'm proud to have grown it from seed.