Bonsai For Beginners



Lemon Tree Bonsai, June 2017





If the tree goes into dormancy, you should arrange conditions so that the tree can stay in dormancy, as this will prevent damage to the tree. Training ficus bonsai can be done by bonsai growers of all experience levels, which is one of the reasons this style of tree is very popular among growers. It can be sculpted into complex scenes, or guided for a more natural appearance. 

Some maples are best suited for larger bonsai settings, with trunks of three to four inches that exclusively live outdoors. Others are more suitable for smaller bonsai. Typically, Japanese maple bonsai trees are best suited for mid range to larger bonsais with trunks ranging between one and four inches. 

Unlike delicate tropical plants, the juniper bonsai has grown for hundreds of years in conditions most plants would not like. Because of this, it needs winter dormancy in order to be able to repair itself from any damage it took in the growing season. The leading cause of death in juniper bonsai is that people try to keep this pine indoors. 

Because of this, many beginners get frustrated with keeping their bonsai plants, as the leaves will turn yellow, or their plant dies. It is important to remember that traditionally, bonsai plants live and grow outdoors. They are trees, and as such, need the environment they naturally grow in. While it is becoming a trend to grow bonsai plants indoors, it is important that you select a type of tree that is able to flourish under those conditions. 

You can buy bonsai tools from all across the world, although the vast majority of high quality, recommended bonsai tools come from Japan. When you are purchasing your bonsai tools, you can purchase low quality tools that are extremely inexpensive, or you can purchase high end tools that are designed to last for years. 

As these trees can live to be over two hundred years old, it is important that the pruning and root care is properly done. Pot size is fundamental in the care of the banyan bonsai. 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.