Once you learn to care for your Bonsai, it will bring you joy for years...
Bonsai care is more than just making sure your tree receives enough
water. For Bonsai are unlike other plants where watering every couple of days or a
little plant food now and then is all you have to worry
about. The joy of purchasing a bonsai
tree, is that there is an artistic challenge in properly caring for it.
Because the very essence of a bonsai tree is to keep them a miniature size, the base they dwell in
cannot be very large. In fact, part of what causes normal trees to become
dwarfed trees is the root confining nature of their containers.
Because of this, keeping up with the watering of a bonsai tree can be
quite a conundrum. Bonsai care deals with much trial and error; while
some types of trees can handle a somewhat dry period, others must have
moist soil all the time. Too little watering can cause the roots to die
out whereas too much watering can cause root rot. Learning the water cycle
of your particular tree or shrub species in Bonsai form is a must.
Bonsai care also deals with the repotting of the tree. Usually
done in the springtime, the tree is uprooted, root-pruned, and
repotted. In the developmental years, the repotting process usually
occurs every two years. But this time frame shrinks as they become more
mature and repotting must take place more often. The process of repotting conditions the tree to
soak up moisture
more efficiently and the root-pruning promotes active root growth and
Most plants are allowed to grow as they will with an occasional pruning,
but as any horticulturist would tell you, the care of Bonsai trees demand more.
Part of the artistic beauty that arises from Bonsai is directing the growth of your
bonsai tree into a particular shape or form. Bonsai care includes the placement of wires to
create the shape that you desire. The process of wiring your tree is subtly simple - first wrapping the
tree and then wrapping the wire
around the trunk. The wire must be removed before the bonsai tree
outgrows, otherwise the tree will begin to grow into the wire, becoming bound to it. When removing
the wire, remove it in small pieces or sections so that the least
amount of damage is incurred.
Bonsai care is not a dreadful ordeal, quite the contrary; taking some
simple efforts into consideration, your skills will be honed and you will groom a healthy bonsai
tree. From the watering to the repotting to the shaping of the
bonsai tree, the care you take for each task for your tree will determine its lifespan.
Treat it with the same respect you would show your other plants and trees and other types of life,
and you will
have a healthy bonsai tree for years to come to display to friends and
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