Bonsai For Beginners



Hacer un bonsái en pocos meses (portulacaria)





The Japanese Maple Bonsai Japanese maple bonsai trees are one of the most highly sought after forms of bonsai, as these highly decorative, ornamental trees have a striking appearance of red or purple, and have good branching that is often sought out for bonsai. When you are selecting your Japanese maple bonsai tree, there are several things that you will want to keep in mind. 

However, there are some things that you should consider before you begin to use bonsai wire to shape the branches and trunk of your tree. When you use bonsai wire, you are effectively damaging the tree. 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. 

Bamboo Bonsai Bamboo bonsai is an extremely popular, easy to care for bonsai that allows growers of all skill levels work with a fast growing, beautiful plant. The most common type of bamboo bonsai found in homes is the 'lucky' bamboo, which is believed to bring luck to their owners. This variety of bamboo is hardy, and can be grown indoors or outdoors, provided that the bamboo is protected against frost. 

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. 

If you are planning to sculpt your own bonsai tree, there are several things that you will want to remember. First, sculpting a bonsai tree takes years. 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. 

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. By quick action, you can rescue a bonsai from certain death. The tweezers are often looked at oddly by those who are not familiar with bonsai care.