Bonsai For Beginners

Cómo empezar un bonsai - primeros pasos

The trees are the star of the show, and as such, they need the proper care to remain beautiful and healthy. If you are just starting to get into the bonsai hobby, bonsai tree care may be a little difficult for you to understand at first. For beginners, there are two fundamental aspects of bonsai tree care that must be dealt with first. 

As the tree loses its leaves in the winter season, this characteristic is predominate during this time. In nature, the Baobab is at risk of going extinct due to predation from animals like elephants. Domestically, many people try to grow at least one Baobab bonsai in their collection due to their odd appearance. 

When you start into the world of bonsai care, there are some supplies that you will want to invest in. A good pair of small shears, typically made specifically for bonsai, will allow you to prune the branches and leaves of your bonsai as needed. This is an important part of bonsai care. A rake is used to work the soil of your bonsai pot, checking for clumps and otherwise maintaining this aspect of your bonsai. 

For advanced users, it is recommended that high quality bonsai tools are exclusively used. For those who have worked with bonsai for many years, their tool set will be far more extensive, ranging from eight to twenty or more different tools for working with the various types of bonsai. Bonsai tools can be purchased online, imported from Japan, or found at local garden and hardware stores. 

The hardest part of using bonsai wire is knowing which size wire to use. The wire can come in various sizes, from thin wires suitable for small dwarf seedlings, to thick wire designed for outdoor trees. Knowing which type of wire to use can be one of the most challenging aspects of bonsai tree design. 

Bonsai plants are usually delicate, requiring a certain type of care in order to flourish and survive. Because of this, many beginners get frustrated with keeping their bonsai plants, as the leaves will turn yellow, or their plant dies. It is important to remember that traditionally, bonsai plants live and grow outdoors.