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Portulacaria Afra Study Group

David Weiss In this video six members of the Minnesota Bonsai Society talk about the Portulacaria Afra (elephant plant, dwarf jade, speckboom). The PA Study group talks about if the PA is legit as a bonsai, soil, water, basic care, and resources to many other PA enthusiasts where you can study more about this amazing…

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President’s Column – January 2021

David Weiss, MBS President

Parting Thoughts:


Just the other night, I had the chance to meet with five other bonsai enthusiasts to have a Zoom round table discussion about the Portulacaria Afra, also known as the elephant plant or the little jade, that originates from Africa. We started what may become a regular PA study group. Now there is a lot of rumbling in the bonsai community about the PA, and whether it’s accepted as a bonsai species, but this group of MBS members

January 5, 2021 – Michael Hagedorn Zoom Meeting

Topic: Michael Hagedorn: “Bonsai Heresy”Time: Jan 5, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)Zoom Link below — This meeting has passed, but you can watch the recording below! —…

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December 1, 2020 – Zoom Meeting

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Please join us for the December General Meeting on December 1, 2020! We will be voting on next year’s board members and reviewing survey results on what to do for future meetings.