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Bonsai Culture and Care of Miniature Trees

It is great that you buy a Bonsai tree for your home, but you need to take good care of it; else you won’t get a perfectly grown tree. The most important thing is to pick up the right species of tree that is appropriate for your environment.

Grow and cultivate trees

bonsai-1134685__180You can buy a preBonsai which you need to prune and wire. You should choose a species that fits your surroundings. If you want to keep the tree indoors, you need to acquire tropical trees. But if you want to keep it outside, then non-tropical trees will be perfect. However, you need to protect the tree from sunlight and cold temperature. You can buy a ready made Bonsai tree from online stores. You will get trees of various shapes and sizes. You can also buy a preBonsai which you need to shape yourself.

Shaping and styling methods

plant-658637__180After you have cultivated the tree, you should start shaping and styling it. It is the most difficult part of growing Bonsai. The pruning and wiring techniques used for Bonsai are much refined now. Pruning is important to keep the shape of the tree and style it. Spring and summer are the best seasons for pruning. A good concave cutter will make the pruning job easier. You should know which branches to prune. If two branches have the same height, then you should cut one. You should get rid of branches that have unnatural twists and turns. If there are thick branches on top of the tree, then you should get rid of them. You should wire the Bonsai to get it into a good shape. You can wrap anodized aluminum around branches. It makes it easier to bend and shape it.

Care and maintenance


Maintenance of Bonsai is very important. You need to water the plant properly. The frequency of watering depends on the species of the tree, soil, and climate. Over-watering may cause the root to rot. They can dry up easily as they are grown in small pots. You should choose the right mixture of soil and re-pot the tree regularly. Proper fertilization is also important. The type of fertilizer you would use depends on the species of the tree.

You should never buy an outdoor tree to keep indoors. It will kill the plant. With proper maintenance, you can get a beautiful looking Bonsai in your house.