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Hagi is a Japanese name for bush clover, a type of flowering plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family. Hagi is often used for bonsai cultivation because of its lovely butterfly-like flowers that come in various colors, such as rose-pink and purplish red. Hagi bonsai requires sufficient water and fertilization, and it is relatively weak against the cold. It can be grown indoors without heating, but it needs good ventilation to prevent plant lice infestation. Hagi bonsai can be combined with deadwood techniques, such as jin, shari and uro, to create more character and contrast.  These techniques mimic the natural effects of lightning, drought, ice, wind or snow on the trees. Deadwood should be bleached with lime sulfur to prevent rotting and to enhance the appearance.

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