Japanese Maple Bonsai Tree
How To Care For A Japanese Maple Bonsai
The Japanese maple bonsai is also known as Acer palmatum. It is relatively easy-to-convert into bonsai and as a result is popular with Japanese gardeners. With delicate foliage and beautiful colours that range from tones of gold to red, this is a very popular bonsai plant.
This is an ideal bonsai plant if you have no areas in your house with direct sunlight. It is important that during the summer you find a nice shade place for it.
This requires every day checking in order to make sure the soil is not dry at the same time more water is not needed other then keeping the soil moist at all times.
Pruning and Sculpting
This is generally done in spring when one needs to remove most grown parts during the last year; shape the Japanese maple bonsai according to your style likes but also follow some guidelines for maximum output and health. Leaves should be trimmed in late spring.
Soil Treatment and Re-potting
It is important that you do not use any fertilizers to accelerate growth. Plus any re-potting should be done in late winter or early spring.
All bonzai are a challenge even for those who are experienced in the subject; if you should need further assistance seek professional help from online site and/or professional books. Bonsai need all the attention you can give and then some more.
The plants can suffer great damage due to changes in environment and any mistake can cost you the life of your bonsai, or in the best-case scenario, a major setback. Be patient with your bonsai, they will grow extremely slowly but the satisfactions are priceless. It is something that you can have for a lifetime and then pass on to the next generation as well. Your bonsai will never go out of fashion, they are elegant and classy, and after all, have been around for over a thousand years. Have fun experimenting with your bonsai!
Trident – A More Hardy Maple
The trident bonsai plant is highly tolerant to pollution and can resist great abuse in terms on impure air and even lack of water since its roots capture and collects water for long time usage. This is of great advantage in the summer, though in winter, it creates a lot of problems. Since the roots capture a lot of moisture, when it is very cold in winter the Trident Maple bonsai faces the danger of freezing at the roots. Hence, this plant requires special care against frost and excessive cold.
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