Growing your own bonsai doesn’t mean it will be pricey. As a matter of fact is much less expensive than buying fully developed from nursery. When starting from scratch with your own bonsai you can go two different ways, you can start from seed or you can start your bonsai from fully developed tree by cutting a branch from your choice.
It will take a long time, dedication and attention from your part, but the rewards are amazing. You’ll gain invaluable experience and you will appreciate your bonsai far more when you know that is a direct result of your efforts. Truly, is the only way to go if you want to see your bonsai going strong for ages to come.
How to Start a Bonsai Tree?
The easiest way is to purchase bonsai starter kits. They generally include a seed from your choice, bonsai pot, proper soil and little bit of fertiliser, drainage sheet along with info to assist you start. The various kits will offer you with various directions, depending upon the kind of Bonsai you are attempting to cultivate. You need to follow these instructions very carefully in order to germinate the seed successfully.
Your first decision before growing bonsai will be to choose the right species of trees. Few things to consider before purchasing the kit is your geographical location, climate you live in. Weather conditions are major part in growing not just bonsai, but every plant in your home. Good rule of thumb is to research what kind of trees thrive in your area and start with those specific species. Nurturing bonsai is very straightforward and enjoyable process when you make the right choice and select the right kind of bonsai kit. Some trees will grow nicely in particular areas while others could not make it through the early stages even. Generally you can’t go wrong with endemic species that thrive in your particular location.
Or, if you already decided which one you like, do some more due diligence and find out how adaptable are to weather conditions in your locale. People often do common mistake and go for more exotic tropical trees. Although is very much possible to get to beautiful tropical indoor bonsai in colder climate, it should only be be attempted when you get to be advanced grower.
Your next step is to choose the right pot. the shape and size it what makes a bonsai, and we are not just talking aesthetics here. too big or too small pot can sabotage the bonsai growth like nothing else. Make sure there is a drainage hole on the bottom of the pot. The type of soil and fertiliser should be of highest quality, a mix of organic and inorganic compounds is the best.
After fey months has passed the plant has fully developed you can start trimming and shaping the tree, but not just the branches, you should also trim the roots. Bear in mind, it is the cutting of the roots while restricting the tree to a shallow pot that keeps the tree miniaturized.
Watering the bonsai. proper lightning, potting, pruning, protection of incest and illnesses are just the basics you need to familiarise yourself in the bonsai growing, but will get you at the right track to successful results with your bonsai.
When you have actually happily finished your work of art, you ought to become familiar with the fundamental principles for keeping your tree in great condition, so that it can reward you with lots of years of enjoyment.