Bonsai Trees Care

Bonsai Tree Care is an informational resource on how to buy, grow, and care for your bonsai trees.

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Bonsai – An Exercise In Patience

If you are new to the practice of bonsai, it won’t take you long to realize that patience, patience, and more patience is king when it comes to developing a tree worthy of presentation. Bonsai trees of the utmost caliber often take several years to form. During this time, it is the job of the caretaker (you) to put the bonsai in a position to succeed.

First, let’s talk about watering. Depending on the seed you are using, watering can be a painstakingly tedious task or a relatively manageable one. Conifers (cone-bearing trees such as pines or cypresses) can be a good seed to use for your first bonsai. These trees generally require less oversight of moisture levels in the soil. There are two extremes of soil moisture, soggy and bone-dry. Watering in excess might seem harmless, but it can rot the roots of your bonsai due to the presence of fungi. Intuitively, trees need water to survive, so if they are deprived of this, it won’t take them long to show signs of death. Some trees, like evergreens, can be tricky in this respect. While they might handle dry conditions reasonably well, they will often still appear healthy months after their root system has been dehydrated to the point of ruin. (more…)

Proper Bonsai Care

Growing Bonsai isn’t as difficult as many may think. If one is patient and attentative then one will not have many problems when caring for his or her new Bonsai. There are types of Bonsai that flourishes better indoors, and there are some types of Bonsai that flourish outdoors. Bonsai care for is the same regardless if a Bonsai is an indoor or outdoor plant. (more…)

Repotting Your Bonsai

Plants roots continue growing, even when a plant like Bonsai is in a small container or pot. When the roots become pot bound, then the bonsai needs to be (more…)