Bonsai For Beginners



Creating a maple bonsai tree in 20 mins EASY!





This is because the trees grow in drastically different conditions, and require different amounts of water, light and general treatment. Learning about your specific type of tree will greatly assist you in growing bonsai. 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. 

These trees are typically considered delicate, requiring a certain style of care in order to properly endure. For example, like many other bonsai, the maple bonsai must be replanted once every year or two, dependent on the type of maple that you have. Japanese maples tend to be used, as this species of tree is traditionally associated with bonsai growing. 

Like most species of bamboo, the plant does not thrive well in places where frost occurs. 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. 

If you are interested in growing Baobab bonsai, there are several things that you can do to acquire one. First, you can attempt to grow your own from a seed. Seeds can be purchased online or from specialty vendors. Seedlings and already designed bonsai can also be purchased, although shipping this type of plant can be dangerous if you are shipping during the dormancy period or to a place that has lower temperatures. 

This is important as bonsai trees are designed to be grown and nurtured outdoors. While there is a growing trend to caring for them indoors, many of the traditional trees, such as the Japanese maple bonsai, do not do well indoors. This is due to the fact that these trees require a period of dormancy, where the tree will rejuvenate any damage that has been done to it over the growing seasons between spring and fall. 

A pair of tweezers is desired to remove any leaves and other small plants from taking away precious nutrients from your bonsai. Finally, you will need a small broom to clean your bonsai. Removing dirt and keeping your bonsai clean is vital to promote good health of the tree. A final aspect of bonsai care, that many beginners are not aware of, is learning when the proper time to prune and pot the tree is at.