Bonsai For Beginners



How to make a Bonsai tree, from a starter kit





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. 

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. 

Suitable for the standard bonsai design, as well as root over rock styles, the ficus bonsai is a versatile, hardy tree that is relatively easy to care for. It can be kept indoors or outdoors, although some care is required if you intend on keeping ficus bonsai indoors. Like many plants, ficus bonsai trees require a period of dormancy, where the plant is given time to recover from the blooming and growing season. 

Low quality tools run risk of damaging your tree and leaving unpleasant looking scars on the bark of the tee. Low quality bonsai tools tend to be duller, lacking the ability to cleanly shear when needed. A clean cut is required when you're wanting to hide evidence that the tree has had branches removed unnaturally. 

There are only a few things that a beginner to raising a bonsai plant needs to remember. A bonsai plant thrives best outdoors. While they can be brought inside for display, it is best to leave the plants outdoors as frequently as possible. This will ensure that the bonsai plant can go into dormancy when it is required. 

This is not typically a problem with bonsai supplies, as high quality supplies are designed to last a lifetime. This means that gear that has been on the shelf for a year or more will come to no harm and work just as well as their newer models. Taking advantage of a bonsai sale can save you a great deal of money while still getting you the same quality of gear.