Bonsai Tree Care

Plenty of people enjoy growing bonsai trees these days.  There is something very mystical about them and they are very beautiful too.  The word bonsai is actual two words joined together.  Bon means tray and sai means growing so it’s basically just planting in a tray.  Bonsai growing is more of an art form and is a skill that should be developed over time.

Trees For Beginners

If you are just starting out it’s best to stick to certain types of trees that are suitable for beginners.  The Japanese maple is a very good specimen to begin with.  They can be bought read grown or they can be bought in seed form.  Planting from see will be considerable cheaper however it takes longer to achieve your desired tree.

Starter Kits

Beginners can have a look out for bonsai starter kits which contains a sapling, container, training wire, soil, rocks and instructions.  A kit like this can also be a great gift for someone who has shown an interest in bonsai trees.  The thought of buying all the different items you need can be pretty daunting.  So it’s a whole load easier to buy it in a kit.

Bonsai Tree Pruning

Keeping a bonsai tree nice and small there are a couple of things you need to do.  The first thing is to prune it.  How you go about pruning with depend on the individual tree and what shape you want.  However make sure you buy proper pruning tools for bonsai trees to make sure you get the results you are looking for.

Pruning The Roots

You will also need to prune the roots from time to time.  This is because trees are naturally intended to be grown in the ground where there is plenty of space for the roots to spread out.  When growing a tree in a pot, the roots can easily become too big for the container.  So you will need to trim them back

So if you’ve been thinking about getting a bonsai tree you’d be forgiven for feeling that it’s going to be difficult.  It really doesn’t have to be that difficult if you start off with the easy species of tree and then progress onto more difficult ones as you become more experienced.