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Tuesday, 08 December 2009 17:20


Raceme is a term used for a long flower stem, with many separate flower stalks, e.g. wisteria flowers, orchids.


Raffia is a dried shredded reed used to wrap branches and trunk before bending to cushion and reduce the likelihood of splitting.

raft style

This raft style is a bonsai style in which multiple trunks grow in a line froming a connected base.


Ramificatoin is the development of a twigging structure by a series of divisions of branches into twigs and twiglets. This results to more leaves which are smaller in size. The leaves of the bonsai would then ramify to a dense and compact growth.


Ring-barking is used in air-layering, a strip of bark is removed from a branch to promote root growth at that selected point.

rooting hormone / rooting powder

A rooting hormone is a synthetic auxin in liquid or powder form which is used to treat cuttings taken from desirable plants to stimulate the development of roots.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2009 18:17