Bonsai For Beginners



Bonsai Techniques - Air Layering





When you use bonsai wire, you are effectively damaging the tree. When you bend the branches of the tree into the desired shape and secure them with wire, you are damaging the cells of the tree. The branch or trunk is trained to its new location by having the damaged cells heal. When they heal, the tree branch will grow in the shape you want, as that is how the cells are now formed. 

It can be kept indoors or outdoors, although some care is required if you intend on keeping ficus bonsai indoors. Like many plants, ficus bonsai trees require a period of dormancy, where the plant is given time to recover from the blooming and growing season. During this period, the plant is kept in slightly colder temperatures than when it is standardly blooming. 

Because of this, beginners are sometimes overwhelmed by the things they need to do to ensure their bonsai plant survives. There are only a few things that a beginner to raising a bonsai plant needs to remember. A bonsai plant thrives best outdoors. While they can be brought inside for display, it is best to leave the plants outdoors as frequently as possible. 

Frost damages the bamboo and stops its growth, often shocking and killing the plant. It is for this reason that many bamboo species cannot thrive in northern climates unless they are kept indoors. For beginners, bamboo bonsai is extremely rewarding due to the fact that the plants are so quick to grow. 

When caring for a maple bonsai, you need to learn about maple trees in general. This will assist you in making the right decisions for caring for your bonsai. Important things that you should learn include the time of year the maple is dormant, what temperatures the maple can tolerate, and what pruning needs done in order to keep your tree healthy. 

If you want to use soils prone to breaking apart or decomposing, such as organic soils, you will need to make certain that the tree you use this soil type with is able to handle root bearing at least once or twice a year. One of the most popular types of bonsai soil available on the market is inorganic soils.