Bonsai For Beginners



Mango tree grafting and bonsai.





The next thing you need to remember about bonsai tree care is that these trees are usually grown outdoors. They require certain habitats that cannot be mimicked in certain growing regions. Research the tree you are planning to grow. This will make certain that you are using the right bonsai tree care tactics and ensure the long life of your plant. 

You will need the same types of tools to maintain them, and you can use the same style of wire to help guide the trunk and branches of the bamboo. When you are pruning bamboo, like many other bonsai trees, there is a certain time of year that pruning is best done at. When you prune your bamboo is dependent on the type of bamboo that you have. 

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. 

If you are intending on keeping a Baobab bonsai, there are several things that you will need to remember. First, these trees are extremely sensitive to temperature. They will not thrive in places that get cold. Many growers have witnessed a tree die within several days due to quick exposure to cold temperatures. 

The trees are pruned and managed in ways that encourage designs within the branches and trunks of the tree. For the casual grower, bonsai trees are simplistic, just small trees that are stunted by the confines of their pots. For the professional bonsai tree grower, the trees are works of art that can last for hundreds of years if cared for properly. 

This is due to the fact that these trees require a period of dormancy, where the tree will rejuvenate any damage that has been done to it over the growing seasons between spring and fall. If you fail to allow the tree to go into the state of dormancy, the tree will typically die within a few months of its scheduled time in dormancy.