Bonsai For Beginners

Bonsai Quick Fix Demo' by Graham Potter

This is due to the fact that many of the species used in bonsai trees require a dormant period that is typically broken by the temperature and climate indoors. By not allowing the bonsai trees to go into dormancy, the tree will not be able to thrive as long. There are seven techniques used to manage and care for bonsai trees. 

As long as you take care to make certain that your pot has good drainage holes, this problem is fairly simple to avoid. The next thing you need to remember about bonsai tree care is that these trees are usually grown outdoors. They require certain habitats that cannot be mimicked in certain growing regions. 

Once you have learned about your tree, growing bonsai is pretty simple. There are several things you should remember in addition to properly watering and feeding your tree. Wiring is a key part of guiding your bonsai into growing into the shape that you desire. As bonsais are considered a work of art, growing bonsai is part skill at keeping plants alive, and part artistic talent. 

If your leaves or nodes grow in too large, you will not be able to correct this until the next growing season. Japanese maple bonsai can live for hundreds of years with the proper care. Because of this, it is not uncommon to see these types of trees be passed down from generation to generation. If you own a Japanese maple bonsai tree, you will want to ensure that whomever will care for it next learns the proper care methods to ensure the lasting survival of the tree. 

When you secure a branch with bonsai wire, it is important that you do not damage the tree so badly the branch breaks or the wire cuts into the bark of the tree. Both of these problems will permanently damage the appearance of the tree. Bonsai wire should only be left in position long enough for the tree to be trained to the proper form. 

A new grower can start a plant and see a large amount of growth within the first year of owning the plant. This lets the beginners experiment with wiring and caring for bonsai without having to wait for five to ten years to see the results of their efforts. There are many places that you can acquire bamboo.