Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Water Jasmine Shohin 005 (07/04/2009)

Source: Nursery stock

Bought another shohin "mallsai" from my workplace neighbour florist. Seems pretty interesting, but the overall wasn't really fantastic. Branches were sparse, the main branch which goes on the way up though developing taper already, was greatly weakened as wire had bite into it quite alot. When i unwound the wire and took it off, the whole branch was like 40% damaged and gonna break easily. Another smaller branch behind had some bark totally removed when the wire bite into it as well, exposing the heartwood i believed. I did a repot and changed the soil to a very draining one. Right now is to let it recover, grow more feeder roots and stronger root systems, then slowly pinch and develop more backbudding and branches to ramify in years to come. Weak diluted seaweed extract will be fed every few days, and organic dung pellets will be fed after few weeks time. Stay tuned =P