Bonsai For Beginners



COMO ENGROSSAR O TRONCO DO BONSAI





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. A new grower can start a plant and see a large amount of growth within the first year of owning the plant. 

As these trees can live to be over two hundred years old, it is important that the pruning and root care is properly done. Pot size is fundamental in the care of the banyan bonsai. As this plant is also named a 'strangler fig', a pot too big or situated with other plants can cause the bonsai to grow larger than you desire. 

Unlike standard trees, a vital part of the survival of a bonsai tree is that they are kept clean. Brooming off the surface of the tree will keep the leaves and bark healthy, as well as help reveal any potential problems with the tree. If a bonsai is to have any rot on the branches or trunk, the broom can reveal this. 

One key aspect of bonsai care is the correct watering of your tree. A bonsai is dependent on the amount of water you give it for survival. However, due to the small size of the pots, giving the trees too much water can start root rot, which is fatal in bonsai trees. Because of the careful balance required, bonsai care can be very challenging for those who have never nurtured a bonsai before. 

Once you have ensured your bonsai plant has the right growing environment, it is important that you water it properly. Because the bonsai plant grows in a small, crowded pot, the watering needs are much more specific to the bonsai than they are to the ground grown tree. You need to be able to mimic the natural conditions of the bonsai plant as it is in the wild without over watering the plant. 

You can start by purchasing a tree that has already been designed. These trees are typically five to seven years old and have had their basic shape already tended to by a bonsai tree artist. These trees are easier to take care of than shaping and designing your own tree, but are also more restrictive on what can be done with them.