Bonsai For Beginners



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Each species of bamboo is different and requires different care. As many people own the 'lucky' bamboo, you will most likely want to prune your bamboo bonsai in the fall and winter, removing all of the leaves. If you are working with a dwarf bamboo, you will need to prune in the early spring before the new growth has occurred. 

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. As this species of tree can grow to cover over a kilometer of ground, the dwarf versions of this tree can be sometimes extremely aggressive in smaller pots. The world's most renown banyan, the Great Banyan, has a canopy covering a circumference of over one kilometer. 

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. 

Each of these methods needs to be performed with care, as your bonsai trees can be killed if you over prune, over trim, or otherwise critically damage the root and structure of the bonsai trees. Unlike other styles of potted plants, bonsai trees require careful watering in order to survive. Each species of bonsai tree is different, and has different watering needs. 

Over or under watering the tree is a death sentence for a bonsai. Under watering the tree causes the tree to wilt, wither, then die. Over watering causes a condition known as root rot, which is responsible for the destruction of the root system. This also leads to fatalities in bonsai trees. As long as you take care to make certain that your pot has good drainage holes, this problem is fairly simple to avoid. 

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.