Beginners Guide To Bonsai

For those who love trees but don’t have ample space in the backyard, bonsai is here to decorate your garden.

For those new to bonsai, they are full trees minimized in size by keeping them in containers. Bonsai actually referrers to the Japanese art of cultivating and growing beautiful trees in a confined space. The tradition has been practised for over a thousand years.

The trees are unique and relatively easy to grow. If you are interested in developing them, here is all about the purchase, taking care and raising the plant of different sizes you need to understand before bringing one.

Moyogi- Informal Upright Style-

This kind of bonsai grows upright and still bears gentle curves in the trunk. As soon as the stalk shoots up from the soil, it comes at an angle and then bends a few times before reaching the top. It is one of the most common bonsai trees and ideal for beginners to grow flowering and fruiting trees.

Chokkan- Formal Upright Tree-

This style makes the trunk completely upright and has a tapered top with a broad base. It is supported by a radial root structure. It is found naturally in some species of conifers when the tree is growing without sunlight. They are timeless trees and add quality to the area where you are growing them.

Shakan- Slanting Style-

This bonsai consists of a slanted trunk that grows at an angle to the surface you plant it on. It looks like the wind has changed its path. They make fantastic conversation starters, and each has a unique look to it.

How To Start With It-

There are several steps to getting started with growing your bonsai.

Make sure you select the appropriate species for the climate you stay in.

They can be made from any kind of trees, including tropical ones.

If you feel you are not sure about the suitable tree to grow, you can consult the nearby nursery.

Some of the bonsai’s favourite options include the juniper tree that is evergreen and hardy and can survive the northern climate well. Spruce, cedar and pines are great trees for the temperate climate.

Indoor Or Outdoor-

The placement of your tree makes a significant difference in the growth of your plant. Indoor trees receive less light and stay drier than others. Several species should be kept outside, and a few should be kept inside.

Outdoor Choices: Maple, Birch, Beech, Ginkgo, Elm, Larch, Juniper, and Cypress Trees.

Indoor Options: gardenia, Kingsville boxwood, ficus, serissa, and Hawaiian umbrella trees.

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