Bonsai For Beginners



Mango Tree bonsai





This is due to the fact that many of the species used in bonsai trees require a dormant period that is typically broken by the temperature and climate indoors. By not allowing the bonsai trees to go into dormancy, the tree will not be able to thrive as long. There are seven techniques used to manage and care for bonsai trees. 

Because of this, you will want to research the specific classes of trees and learn how they grow. 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. 

Some forms of maple bonsai do not take well to extremely cold temperatures. If you live in a region where the temperature drops below zero, you will want to ensure that your maple can survive. Frost can damage the roots, branches and leaves of the tree, effectively shortening its lifespan. A greenhouse may be required for storing your maple bonsai if you live in a colder region that goes beyond the normal habitat of these trees. 

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. 

If you are planning on keeping your ficus bonsai in full leaf year round, you will need to ensure that the plant does not fall into dormancy. 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. 

A clean cut is required when you're wanting to hide evidence that the tree has had branches removed unnaturally. When setting wires, good tweezers can make the difference between a good placement and your branch being scarred from bad placement of wires. You can buy bonsai tools from all across the world, although the vast majority of high quality, recommended bonsai tools come from Japan.