Kaya dropped a bunch of trees with me to take care of while he is away; this is a Hibiscus tiliaceus he picked up at BSF a few months back. I was having too much fun and forgot to take a before picture. This species has easily become my favorite to work though I only have one good one.
It was a repot, angle change, removed unusable roots, and structural branch selection. Using 100% lava and oversized pot for strong growth. Internode can be huge, or ridiculously small when controlled. So when growing a branch, controlling the first several internodes is critical on those branches that are being grown out for taper. Cut the big nodes and build from the small nodes.
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