Bonsai For Beginners



Bonsai trees





The banyan bonsai is preferred by many, as it is easy to care for and shape compared to many of the other different types of bonsais available on the market. This is due to the fact that the banyan bonsai grows in a way that is conducive to bonsai design and styling. As the trunks of the tree have a layered appearance from the aerial growth of roots, it is not uncommon that designers will use this characteristic of the plant as a fundamental part of the finished piece. 

However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when you tend to a juniper bonsai. First and foremost, this type of bonsai is not an indoor plant. It belongs outdoors, where it can go into a proper state of dormancy. By tending to a juniper indoors, it is unlikely to get the light it needs for survival, nor the harsher conditions it needs to thrive. 

Each species of tree is different, and depending on when your tree is dormant and active is when you will prune your plant. Some species need to be pruned before new buds have grown. Others need pruned as the buds are forming. Learn about your specific species of tree and prune it accordingly. If you are attentive, bonsai care is simple, and anyone can handle caring for one of these beautiful trees. 

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. You will not get instant results from this type of bonsai tree. You will need to take your time and carefully plan your bonsai design, and realize that these trees may take well over ten years before you will see results. 

Dormancy is a stage where the plant goes into hibernation and recovers from any damage done to it during the growing seasons. This stage is vital for the survival of a bonsai plant, and many plants will die after several months if they cannot go into dormancy. Once you have ensured your bonsai plant has the right growing environment, it is important that you water it properly. 

Many of the trees that can be purchased are somewhere between seven to fifteen years old, gradually sculpted until the bonsai tree has taken the shape that the artist wants. When you begin sculpting your own tree, you will need to remember that patience is necessary in order to succeed at this art. When you go to sculpt a bonsai tree, you will need an assortment of tools.