BONSAI Basics

The ancient art of growing Bonsai trees is well over a thousand years old.
Many individuals are not aware that a simple potted plant is literally the meaning of Bonsai, “Potted Plant.”


Basic steps to create a BONSAI :-
1. Select a suitable species of tree for your home and surrounding climate.
2. Decide whether you plan on having an indoor or outdoor tree/plant.
3. Select the size of your bonsai tree/plant and select a pot accordingly.
4. First, ensure the tree/plant has been pruned to the shape you desire.
If you’d like the tree to grow a certain way after you re-pot it, wrap a sturdy wire around the tree or branch to gently direct its growth. (If you want a heart shape or any other alphabet shape)
5. Remove the tree from the pot and clean the roots. Carefully remove the plant from its current pot, making sure not to break or tear its main stem.
6. Prune the roots. If their growth is not adequately controlled, bonsai trees can easily outgrow their containers.
7. Prepare the pot , Before placing the tree in the pot, ensure it has a base of fresh, new soil to sit on that gives it the desired height.
8. Pot the tree. Position the tree in your new pot in the desired orientation.
Finish adding your fine, well-draining soil or growing medium to the pot, making sure to cover the tree’s root system.

Can you make bonsai out of any tree?
A bonsai is created beginning with a specimen of source material. … Bonsai can be created from nearly any perennial woody stemmed tree or shrub species that produces true branches and can be cultivated to remain small through pot confinement with crown and root pruning.

Which is the best bonsai tree for beginners?
The Ficus is tolerant to low humidity and can withstand quite a lot; a good choice for beginners. Other popular indoor Bonsai trees include the Crassula (Jade), the Carmona (Fukien Tea), the Schefflera Arboricola (Hawaiian Umbrella) and the Sageretia (Sweet Plum).

How do you start a bonsai tree?
Although a bonsai tree can be grown from a seed, started from a cutting or harvested in the wild (in areas where you can get permission to do so), the most common way to obtain a new plant for bonsai is through a reliable nursery. Start looking for a tree or shrub for bonsai in early spring.

Why are bonsai trees so expensive?
Most cheap Bonsai trees are grown in China. … The price of Bonsai depends a lot on how much time is invested in that specific tree. The fast way of growing Bonsai is cheap, but the result is not attractive. The combination of a thick trunk with tapering is expensive, as it takes much more time to grow.

How to Grow Bonsai Trees Fast
Place the planted bonsai tree in an area that receives direct sunlight for at least four hours each day. …
Water the bonsai tree every day, until the soil is most to the touch. …
Fertilize the bonsai plant every three weeks during the growing season, from early spring to later fall.

How long do bonsai trees last?
Trees can grow for thousands of years. Bonsai trees, if well kept, can also become very old. How long does a bonsai tree live for? Some of the oldest Bonsai in the world are over 800 years; the result of many generations of patience and hard work.

How big can bonsai trees get?
But for a bonsai, the roots do not grow more than 25 centimeters in length. In terms of size, wild trees grow to 5 meters or more in height, while the bonsai trees rarely grow taller than 1 meter and many of the trees are usually much smaller as well.

Why is my bonsai tree dying?
If you forget to water your Bonsai until the soil dries out completely, the tree’s roots dry out and die. Within days you will see the leaves of your tree wither and fall off, or in case you have an evergreen its foliage will slowly turn yellow. … When your tree recovers, repot it in a proper soil mix.

3 Comments

  1. Explaining about Bonsai art is not a one page article.. each process needs to be explained in detail to make reader better understand to make his own bonsai. It requires lot of patience and effort to create one beautiful masterpiece.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.