Giant Sequoias care and maintanence

Hey guys im very new to bonsai, (closing in on a year) and my all time favorite tree is the giant seqouia, though i dont see many people do giant seqouia bonsais, making it a little difficult to get information on them, can i get some information on them? For example; when to prune, to they like to be dry in between watering, do they like being in well drained soil, etc… Any information would be helpful! (Ps. I live in southern California in a 8-10 zone)

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Their natural habitat is along mountain creeks with a layer of relatively rich soil. Their roots are not deep but stretch very wide. They drink from the deep snowpack at these sites but there is generally no precipitation in the summer. Their range is limited to a band that gets specific temp, snow, fire, etc. conditions so mimicking those is important. It will probably survive outside that range but optimum conditions for optimum growth.

I do not have a lot of experience yet but I am growing a seedling and it is doing well in a 2 gallon pot with cactus mix. I have learned I hate this mix and all plants in that mix will be moved to a standard Akadama-based bonsai soil next winter-spring.

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Yes i have 5 current seedlings though 2 have died it may have been to root rot but im unsure

Being that the Coast Redwood “Sequoia sempervirens” and Pygmy Cypress “Cupressus pigmaea” come from the same family “Cupressaceae” as the Giant Sequoia try watching these.
https://live.bonsaimirai.com/library/video/redwood-theory
https://live.bonsaimirai.com/library/video/pygmy-cypress
Since you only have seedlings, just let those little suckers grow. It’s going to be a few years before you apply any of these techniques. :grinning::evergreen_tree::metal:t2:

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Cupressaceae.png

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Ok, so what are you posting other than the cypress family tree?
Explanation?

Sorry… You mentioned care for trees in Cupressacae would have similar care. Maybe to some extent but it’s also a big family, so that may not be a good enough reason to assume care is the same, especially if they are not close within the family. Pigmy Cypress is not really closely related to Sequoia within the family. Care may still be similar for other reasons, though.