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Faux-Bonsai

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This is a Beaucarnea Recurvata (aka Nolina). You  get the effect of a miniature palm/coconut tree for very little money (between €5 and €10) and even less work. It’ll do well in any bright room and it’s a succulent which means watering isn’t something you have to constantly worry about.

Once the plant has reached the size you want, you can keep it that way by trimming the roots (once a year should be enough). Never by more than 1/3rd!!!

I love the sort of tropical feel it adds to a room.

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13 comments on “Faux-Bonsai

  1. acflory
    September 4, 2016

    That is nice. I wonder how big it would get if you let it grow? i.e. could you put it in a /big/ tub that goes on the floor?

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    • Yes! In the tropics (outside) it does very well. Two to 3 metres tall. In a larger container you can probably get it to 1.5 metres if you’re patient enough 🙂

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      • acflory
        September 4, 2016

        I like the sound of that! I’m terrible with indoor plants but a succulent sounds as if it could survive just about anything, and a big one would look great. 🙂

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      • You’d have to be patient or buy already large, though. Growth is seriously slow.

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      • acflory
        September 5, 2016

        How slow? Years or decades?

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  2. kjennings952
    September 4, 2016

    I love this rec, have a similar spot on our fireplace mantle that I have been looking for something. Succulents are so easy 🙂

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  3. clubschadenfreude
    September 5, 2016

    just went on a plant buying mission for our den. got a couple of ferns and another random one that supposedly thrives on being ignored. I guess we’re getting ready to nest for the winter 🙂

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  4. anotherday2paradise
    September 5, 2016

    Beautiful. I’ll admit to having a fake one for about 20 years, and it never needed watering, just dusting. Visitors thought it was a real one. I eventually threw it out when we moved countries. 😆

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  5. I like it!

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