LOL I create bonsai too, so I guess I keep thinking in that direction. :P
Wait a second... I just had a revelation... answer to my own question, if anyone's interested:
The reason why I asked this is because my amazon sword from my 10gal grew squat and round with 30 leaves total, height of plant under 8" tall. It seemed like it reached a "max size", because it didnt grow any taller-- only sprouted more leaves to add to the "round and dense" shape. I recently moved it to my 50gal... I just
looked online, and saw that amazon swords normally grow up to 18", which look way different from the one I have, which is why I asked this question. Because I really like the squat look that I have.
My 10gal had pretty much only a half inch thick of bland sand substrate, which made the root system extremely minimal and roots spread flat. Maybe this bonsai idea does have something going on here.
If anyone wants to see what I mean by squat, here's my amazon sword that grew up in the 10gal, apparently how it looks when grown in very shallow substrate... though it has already grown somewhat taller since the move: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yo...=3718&n=caykuu