Bonsai For Beginners



How to Grow Bonsai Trees : How to Care for your Bonsai Tree : Bonsai Maintenance





If you are one of these people, there are a few things that you will need to remember. First, the moss should not touch the roots or the trunk of your tree. This can cause your bonsai plants to die out. While moss can add a nice element to your bonsai, you need to be cautious with how you use moss. Moss can suffocate or otherwise damage your tree, potentially resulting in its death. 

A new grower can start a plant and see a large amount of growth within the first year of owning the plant. This lets the beginners experiment with wiring and caring for bonsai without having to wait for five to ten years to see the results of their efforts. There are many places that you can acquire bamboo. 

Root rot is a death sentence for a bonsai tree, and can quickly ruin years of growth of your tree. In addition to this, poorly chosen soil has a tendency to break apart, requiring the roots be cleaned yearly. This can be particularly damaging to pine bonsai trees, as well as junipers. If you want to use soils prone to breaking apart or decomposing, such as organic soils, you will need to make certain that the tree you use this soil type with is able to handle root bearing at least once or twice a year. 

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. These trees are good for beginners who want to learn how to care for a bonsai tree without investing several years in designing the tree. 

Proper spacing and angles of the wires will allow the tree to modify its growing patter, and help in the design of your bonsai. There are some supplies that you will need when growing bonsai. You will need a good soil for your tree, a proper pot with good drainage, and the basic tools for working wiring and trimming your tree. 

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.