Bonsai For Beginners



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Bonsai Bonsai is the art of growing trees in small pots, cultivating the look of the tree to be any design that is desired. This art was developed in Japan and Asia by those seeking to enhance the beauty of their gardens. It was originally an art limited to the wealthy, although that has changed over the course of time. 

The most common type of bamboo bonsai found in homes is the 'lucky' bamboo, which is believed to bring luck to their owners. This variety of bamboo is hardy, and can be grown indoors or outdoors, provided that the bamboo is protected against frost. Like most species of bamboo, the plant does not thrive well in places where frost occurs. 

The more familiar you are with the quirks of any piece of equipment you use, the more efficient you are at using the item. This is particularly important for those who have to tend to a lot of plants. The more bonsai one owns, the more time is saved by not having to fight with poor quality gear. When you are buying through a bonsai sale, most of the goods being sold will be a year old, possibly several years old. 

Grass an other weeds should also be removed immediately from your bonsai plants, as these will remove needed nutrients from your bonsai. If you are interested in growing several bonsai plants in the same pot, you will need to take extra care with them. Multiple plants in the same pot are harder to care for and require special treatment and fertilization in order to be able to survive. 

In addition, the Baobab bonsai should receive no water at all during the winter, as watering them in winter will cause root rot and your plant will die. The most challenging aspect of caring for a Baobab bonsai, aside from taking care to water properly, is to acknowledge that these trees take a very long time to grow. 

If you have received a juniper bonsai as a gift, or you are interested in growing your own from a seed or seedling, you will want to keep pruning and wiring supplies on hand, as these are the most common tools you will use with your juniper bonsai. Careful pruning of new buds and excess branches and needles will help improve your design of the tree.