Where Do Bonsai Trees Come From?

Although the art of bonsai is usually associated with Japan, it originated in China before spreading eastwards to Korea and finally Japan. By 700 AD, the Chinese had started using the art of Penjing, a technique used in growing miniature trees. There is no doubt that the art of bonsai is very fascinating; it combines horticultural techniques and Asian aesthetic in a unique way. The name bonsai literally means “planted in a container.”

Before Bonsai, There Was Penjing

Prior to bonsai, there was Penjing, also referred to as penzai. This is an ancient Chinese art of designing artistically formed trees, landscapes, and other plants in a miniature form. Penjing features three different categories;

·        Shanshui penjing. This is a miniature plant scene that depicts a landscape by shaping and selecting rocks carefully.

·        Shumu penjing. This is a tree penjing which depicts one or more trees and other plants in a container.

·        Shuihan penjing. This is a land and water penjing, and it combines both miniature figures and trees to portray a landscape.

Bonsai Tradition in Japan

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Over 2000 years ago, Chinese people started designing miniature landscapes. The smaller the plant was from its original size, the more magically potent it was. Students used to focus on gaining access to the magical properties in these miniature landscapes. The Japanese then copied the tradition 700 years ago during the Kamakura period; however, a distinctively Japanese style soon developed. Instead of designing miniature landscapes like the Chinese, the Japanese started growing individual miniature trees. The trees are what we refer to as bonsai in today’s world.

When the Japanese Imperial and Buddhist students went to China, they came back with goods which included plant-filled containers. Zen Buddhism from Japan started shaping the containers by getting rid of some added figurines and items that were not vital to a minimalist technique. Bonsai art then started entering the mainstream in the 14th century, and it is well cherished and preserved in Japan. As a result, bonsai are considered a National Treasure of Japan, and they are featured in the collections of Tokyo Imperial Palace, which is over 500 years old

Western Take on Bonsai

In 1604, there was a Spanish description of how Chinese immigrants from the Philippines were growing miniature trees. In 1673, English artisans took note of these miniature trees. With several centuries of practice, Japanese bonsai art is encoded with some amazing techniques and designs guidelines. After the 2nd World War, Japanese ideas and culture became more accessible, which led to the art of bonsai becoming increasingly popular across the globe. As of today, there are more than 1,200 books about the art of bonsai in 90 countries and 26 different languages.

During the 19th century, it spread in the West at an incredible rate; in the United States, the Japanese introduced bonsai trees while immigrating. In addition, Chinese immigrants brought their unique version of miniature arts. Unlike the Japanese, the Chinese refrained from sharing their skills and art techniques until the end of World War II. The westerners were denied extensive instruction and knowledge about bonsai development and growth till the late 1960s. A group of Americans went to Japan, studied the art of bonsai in their nurseries, and returned to the United States to found the American Bonsai Society. Afterward, people from different nationalities travelled to Asia in the hope of learning horticultural art. Likewise, Japanese masters travelled across the globe, giving essential knowledge to those who were interested.

Miniature trees grew in popularity as well as demand, a fact which influenced mass production of bonsai trees. Several manufacturers trained their workers in the art of bonsai and the techniques involved in bonsai training and growing. Nowadays, people use various techniques of growing bonsai trees, from cutting from other trees to using bonsai seeds and the use of grafting techniques, among others.


If you are a bonsai enthusiast, understanding the history of bonsai trees is vital. This will help you understand their development better. We hope that this article has been of great benefit when it comes to understanding the origin of bonsai trees.

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How to Care For Bahama Berry Bonsai

Bonsai trees are well known for being beautiful, elegant trees. The Bahama Berry bonsai is no exception to this, though as a regular, non-bonsai tree, it is plain and unattractive. Bahama bonsai trees go by many names, such as Pineapple Verbena, Moujean Tea, Nashia inaguensis, and “I Dry, I Die.” Indigenous to the Bahamas, it is a member of the Vervain family. These trees are well known for their strong, lovely aroma and their rather lanky limbs that are transformed into beautiful shapes. While this tree is high maintenance, it makes up for it in aroma and appearance.

How to Care for the Bahama Berry Bonsai Tree

Caring for the Bahama Berry bonsai is hard, but rewarding. You can place these trees indoors or outdoors, depending on your local climate. Watering is an aspect that should never be overlooked, as it is crucial to the health and survival of these trees. Fertilizing is important, and should be done fairly regularly. These trees respond to pruning and wiring well.

Positioning Your Bahama Bonsai

The Bahama bonsai is a tropical tree. This means that it needs constant sunlight and high humidity. Tropical trees are almost always indoor trees because the conditions these trees prefer are best replicated indoors.

Indoors, place the tree directly in front of a south facing window or in front of a window where it will receive the best light. Artificial lighting is likely needed in order for your tree to survive, as well as a humidity tray filled with water or wet gravel underneath the pot.

Placing the Bahama Berry outdoors is a bad idea in most climates, but in tropical climates or climates with constant sunlight all year, they may be grown outdoors.

Watering Your Bahama Bonsai

There is a reason why these trees are called “I Dry, I Die.” These trees will die very quickly if they are not watered regularly. Part of the reason the Bahama Berry bonsai is so high maintenance is that it must never dry out, but it doesn’t like being over-watered either. As soon as the tree shows signs of being dry or wilted, water generously immediately. Very few of these trees will survive after drying out.

Fertilizing Your Bahama Bonsai

As with every bonsai tree, use a fertilizer with Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. The fertilizer may also include other micro nutrients, but the main elements of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium must be the main ingredients. As an indoor tropical tree, they like a balanced fertilizer every week in the spring and summer. In the autumn and winter months, feed monthly rather than weekly.

Training Techniques for Your Bahama Bonsai

Pruning is a crucial part of the bonsai growing process. In order to maintain the health and shape of the tree, you must prune regularly. From mid-April to mid-August you can prune the tree’s roots using a kitchen knife or small saw. Rather than attempting to comb out the tangled roots, experts recommend cutting them right off instead. Additionally, rather than cutting or snipping off branches like you would with other bonsai trees, it is recommended that you carefully break off the branch and tear it off.

Bahama Berry bonsai also take wiring quite well. Typically, wiring is used to change the straight-limbed tree into a curvier, more interesting shape.

Common Bahama Bonsai Pests and Diseases

When properly cared for, the Bahama Berry bonsai isn’t typically infested with any diseases or pests. However, when poorly cared for, it will become susceptible to several different pests. Bahama Berry trees that are not receiving enough light will be prone to mealy bugs. Rarer, but still dangerous, pests that may occur are pit scales. Pyrethrin-based insecticide sprays will rid the pests, but in order for the tree to really recover, its living conditions must improve. Regularly check for pest infestations on the leaves.

Bahama Berry bonsai trees are a must have tree. If you have the time and patience to care for these trees, investing in this joyous journey is highly recommended. The tree starts out as small and lanky, but the trunk can be thickened by being placed in a larger container. The transformation these trees go through by pruning leaves and wiring branches can be extraordinary to watch. These trees can be difficult to care for because of their watering needs. Lack of water and overabundance of water are big Bahama Berry killers. Since bonsai trees are planted in such shallow containers, they are unable to receive the nutrients they need. Feed with balanced fertilizers weekly in the spring and summer, monthly in the autumn and winter. Pests are relatively common with these trees, but only if they are not properly cared for. Caring for a Bahama Berry bonsai is an amazing journey that everyone should experience.

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Bonsai Culture

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Bonsais are tree plants grown in pots or trays with special techniques such that they appear in their very best beauty—even prettier than plants grown commonly. Growing bonsai, however, is an artistic craft. It’s also a great illustration of the placid respect Japanese have for green life and a display of their love for beauty and glow. It goes far beyond growing flowers in pots and entails serious skill and dedication—emotionally and physically.

 What is Bonsai?

The word bonsai was first used in an old Chinese poem in the mid-fourteenth century and was not mentioned again until three centuries later before people began using it regularly. Early bonsai were first cultivated as far back as 1309.

In early times most bonsai lovers were usually elites—priests, aristocrats, and other high-ranked people—not until the seventeenth century, when commoners too delighted the art and began practicing it. Bonsai became popular, and a genre of art after Japan ended her three centuries of isolation in 1868 and availed itself to western countries. Since then growing bonsai is not just done for fun but also as an artistic pursuit. Lots of scholarly books on growing bonsai techniques have been published, and large scale bonsai exhibitions staged. 

Growing bonsai is no longer an art practiced by only the Japanese. The Bonsai art has gained popularity in thirty-two different countries with over 1200 attendants present in the World Bonsai Convention first held in Omiya city, Saitama Prefecture, 1989. The convention launched the World Bonsai Friendship Federation, which was a shooting star for the art and also helped spread the Bonsai-growing skills globally. The association organizes international conferences once every four years and has successfully held several meetings since the first gathering in Omiya.

Today, growing bonsai continues to be a hobby enjoyed by members of the general public. It’s also regarded as an essential part of Japan’s cultural and artistic tradition, nurtured over the years by the nation’s climate and people’s love of nature

The Philosophy and Spirit of Bonsai

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The love and interest of Bonsai is a call to the love of nature and green life. The philosophy and spirit of this great art are illustrated in the speech of the famous Saburo Kato of Japan at the 1980 International Bonsai Convention in Hawaii. The address reads as follows:

All of you here with interest in bonsai have been “chosen by bonsai.” We are united in the brotherhood of bonsai. Gathering together is wonderful. In Japan bonsai has an ancient history borne of nature. Bonsai is enlightenment and brings peace. It is well known and appreciated. It’s the duty of all of us that love bonsai to keep alive this “torch of peace.”

 People who love bonsai appreciate the beauty of nature and plant trees in small containers. In doing so, they learn from nature and learn a philosophy of life. Even a person who doesn’t understand bonsai can appreciate and be moved by its beauty. The power of Bonsai is in its ability to portray the absolute beauty of nature. This is the goal for all who grow bonsai. There are three essential things to consider:

First, the roots  

When looking at an old tree, the roots form the foundation and gives strength. This is impressive and inspiring. Strong roots of large a tree protect other smaller trees in a flood or a storm. These firmly rooted trees give us a feeling of stability and security. In the case of a Bonsai, this should also be true.

 Second, the trunk and the way it’s formed

 In the case of a solitary tree, it’s especially important as to how the trunk emerges from the roots and the rising taper that it develops. After many years the aged characteristics and bark appear, and you can sense the added character and personality of each tree.

 Third, the branches

These face the sky and are balanced and must have sunlight to flourish. Because branches and leaves are growing actively, beautiful flowers can bloom. Even though growing vigorously and flowers are blooming, you must not be complacent and must be very diligent in the care of your plants. This care is important.

 Everyone here has gathered together from distant places. In each of your countries, you have mountains, rivers, woods, and forests. These are beautiful scenes to inspire you. Choose the most beautiful examples for your Bonsai. Do not just copy anything. Instead, make your Bonsai like the best parts of nature.

 To raise Bonsai, it is vital to learn the strong and weak points of each plant. Growing Bonsai is like raising children. Be a teacher and a guide but with patience and loving care. Treat your plants as you do your family. I’m sure that each of you will also be able to create and grow beautiful Bonsai.

 Bonsai is a living thing in the roots and even in the leaves. Every day that you are attending your bonsai, although the plant cannot speak to you, you’ll sense that the plant is trying to tell you something. You’ll one day know a plant is asking for water or fertilizer. When you come to that stage, you’ll have developed a close bond. Bonsai responds to your love and becomes like honest friends with no human falsehood or betrayals.

 Bonsai are loyal if you water and fertilize regularly with loving care. Life is more meaningful when we attend to these little plants. We learn the essence and dignity of life! Even the life of a Bonsai is older than us. So Bonsai must be passed on to the next generation to preserve the life in the tray. This is important.

 Bonsai is a God-given gift to man. This form of nature is closest to man and portrays the drama of life. Bonsai is nature without an end. So those who grow bonsai have a responsibility to be diligent and a duty to continue to carry on. In conclusion, I hope that the art of bonsai will never die and will keep the torch of peace burning throughout the world. I expect closer and deeper friendships will tie us together.


The philosophy of bonsai is Peace, and its spirit is togetherness. The love of green life and act of care towards nature is what the Bonsai art teaches and what its disciples practice. When we learn to care for our environment and everything in around us, we unite with nature and embrace the spirit of togetherness.

Hope this article was educating? I’ll love to know your thoughts and be glad to answer your questions. If you have any ideas or questions on the topic, please do not hesitate to add them in the comments sections below. Thanks for reading through. Cheers!

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How Hard Is It To Grow A Bonsai Tree?

When you are new to the world of horticulture, you are probably amazed at just how fascinating this pastime can be. There are so many different varieties of plants and trees that it could take several lifetimes just to get through it all.

One particularly fascinating example would be the Bonsai Tree. First of all, the Bonsai tree doesn’t refer to just a plant, but this is an art form that has been cultivated for several centuries. The main purpose of the Bonsai is to create a miniaturized tree that is cultivated to grow in a small container and is designed to appear like a much larger tree.

Bonsai trees were originally called dwarf potted trees, and this is a tradition that dates back to a thousand years or more. Indeed, the earliest known reference to a Bonsai creation was in a Medieval art scroll from the year 1195. If you are interested in this discipline, then there is a lot you need to know about it.

Keep these considerations in mind:

There are many different types of Bonsai trees and they have several different scientific names. Examples such as the Ginseng Ficus, Oriental Ficus, Brush Cherry, Chinese Elm, Norfolk Island and a multitude of others all indicate an endless amount of choices for you to consider. When it comes to scientific names, Bonsai families such as the Vervain family, the Bromeliad family, the Cedar, the “prunus” variety, and the “Succulents”
variety and many others are all categories that have been delineated by scientists.

Appropriately caring for Bonsai trees is a must. One of the things that you will quickly learn is that the Bonsai can be a very delicate plant! However, as long as you know the basics, you will be able to properly maintain the plant and keep it healthy for as long as possible. Here are some things you need to know:

Watering Your Bonsai

There are many factors that go into watering your Bonsai tree appropriately. The first thing you should do as a beginner is to thoroughly observe each of your trees INDIVIDUALLY before you water them. Avoid watering your Bonsai trees at a set routine. Instead, you should only water your Bonsai trees when you notice their soil has a slight dryness to them. Additionally, you should incorporate a soil mixture that holds in more water and use a watering tool that consists of a fine nozzle.

Fertilizing Your Bonsai

When fertilizing your Bonsai tree, it’s all about Nitrogen! The quantity depends on the season and there is a rating that you will need to pay attention to. Generally, a high NPK rating of 10:6:6 should be utilized in the spring, a balanced NPK rating of 6:6:6 should be considered in summer, and a lower NPK rating of 3:6:6 should be used in the fall. Of course, these guidelines only apply to outside Bonsai trees. An inside example will generally only required the balanced NPK fertilizer, but it will be used year-round. Many Bonsai enthusiasts swear by the Biogold brand for their fertilizer.

Pruning Your Bonsai

When it comes to pruning, you must keep the following goals in mind: you want to ensure that your tree always emulates a fully-grown and lifesize version and you want your Bonsai to be healthy and have as much eye appeal as possible. Usually, the best time to prune your Bonsai tree is when it is showing signs of new growth. This is the perfect time to begin styling your bonsai.

Wiring Your Bonsai

Bonsai tree enthusiasts use the wiring method to reposition the branches. This practice can be done on a year-round basis for Bonsai tree species. You can use either annealed copper wire or aluminum wire. You can easily find bonsai wiring supplies on amazon.

Repotting Your Bonsai Tree.

Repotting is important in order to keep your Bonsai growing correctly. Of course, this all begs the question, how frequently do you have to repot your plant? It depends on the size of the pot and the species of the tree. Species that are younger have a tendency to grow faster, thus they will need to be repotted often even once a year. A good rule of thumb is to simply check and see how the roots of the tree are holding up. If they are starting to wrap around the soil, it is time to repBonsai ot your tree.

Bonsai Pests

Finally, there are pests we have to contend with. Aphids are the biggest problem as they can eat away at the underside of the tree. However, simply spraying them off with a hose or placing lacewing larvae will remove all of these aphids.

Keeping all of this information in mind is sure to help you have a Bonsai tree that lives and prospers for a long time.

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Can You Keep A Bonsai Tree Indoors?

While it is true that you can keep bonsai trees indoor, this is only true for certain trees. Before placing your tree indoors, you should first figure out what tree you have. Tropical and subtropical trees are the only ones that can thrive indoors. These trees need high, stable temperatures all year round. This can be achieved outdoors only in certain climates.

Indoor vs Outdoor trees

As mentioned before, indoor bonsai trees need high, stable temperatures consistently all year. Outdoor bonsai trees, on the other hand, need to be exposed to the changing of the seasons. Outdoor trees experience dormancy periods in the winter and another small one in the summer, indoor trees do not. This dormancy period is completely natural in outdoor trees, but very unnatural and unnecessary for indoor species. If outdoor species do not receive this dormancy period, they will grow weak and can die. 

Caring for an Indoor Bonsai Tree

Taking care of bonsai trees is different from caring for a regular potted plant. Bonsai trees are planted in shallow containers in order to limit their nutrients and water intake. Indoor bonsai trees are also used to lots of light and high humidity, which can be hard to emulate in your household. 


Light is one of the most important factors in caring for a bonsai. These trees need lots of light with as much light intensity as possible all year long. This can be hard to accomplish indoors, but it can be done. Placing your tree directly in front of a South facing window will ensure the tree will get as much natural light as possible. That being said, it is still very possible that your tree still isn’t getting enough light. Adding artificial lighting for around 10 hours a day will help significantly. 

Humidity and Temperature

Indoor bonsai also need high humidity all year round. Your tree needs higher humidity levels than the ones in your household, especially when using air conditioning and heating. Circulating air from outside by opening a window during the daytime will help. To increase humidity, you can try placing a humidity tray filled with water underneath the tree’s pot. Be careful not to let the tree’s roots soak in the water, though, as this will cause the roots to rot.

Tropical trees also need high temperatures all year, close to the temperatures in your living room. Subtropical trees, on the other hand, thrive in a low temperature winter. These trees like temperatures lower than your average living room.

Watering and Fertilizing 

Another very important part of caring for a bonsai is watering. How much water a bonsai tree needs varies from tree to tree, but there are some general guidelines you can follow for every tree. The first being that you should never water a bonsai tree on a routine or schedule. Check the soil’s moisture levels every day or a few times a day in the hotter months. You can check the soil using your finger, a chopstick, or a moisture meter. If the soil is dry, water generously until the water starts dripping out of the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Then repeat this process once more. Do not water your plant when the soil is already wet. This can cause root rot and will eventually kill the plant if left untreated.

All bonsai fertilizers contain the elements Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). Each element serves its own purpose. For indoor bonsai trees, balanced fertilizer should be applied consistently all year round because they lack a growth period. The packaging should tell you how often to apply the fertilizer.

Caring for indoor bonsai trees isn’t as hard as one may think. So long as you care for your tree properly, your tree should grow healthy and strong. The tree should receive as much light as possible during the day. Constant high humidity is required all year round, and temperatures should stay relatively high for tropical trees, lower for subtropical. Water your tree when it needs to be water, never on a routine. Fertilize constantly all year round. In time, you will learn your tree and will be able to care for it much easier.

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What Does Bonsai Mean?

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What does the word “Bonsai” mean? That’s a question that many beginners to the discipline of Bonsai might wonder. In the Oxford dictionary, “Bonsai” is defined as a “shrub or tree meant to be an ornament that is grown in a pot and synthetically prevented from being a normal-sized plant. It is a discipline that has been around for thousands of years. In order to fully understand the full nature of the Bonsai, here is some extra information you need to know: 

Bonsai History 

Although the word “Bonsai” and the concept has been taken over by Japan, this concept was originally called “Pun-Sai” and it was a Chinese creation. They perfected the art of growing miniature trees in a container by 700 A.D. and they kept the concept to themselves for at least 400 years. However, when this discipline was introduced into Japan during the Kamakura Shogunate period from 1185-1333, they perfected the practice and renamed it “Bonsai”. It has been a well-established Japanese traditional ever since. 

Bonsai and Spirituality

Of course, a lot of people relate the Bonsai tree to the practice of Zen Buddhism. While this is a worthy idea, the Bonsai can go much deeper than that. For some, this means that the Bonsai helps them become more in tune with the natural world. For others, Bonsai is a reminder that everything is elemental. The trees adapt, survive, and even thrive even within their limited surroundings. They are very resilient indeed. 

Bonsai and Budo 

Naturally, Budo is a martial arts practice. It requires a lot of training in order to do it right and to be able to practice the moves well. Although it may seem surprising to some, many Budo artists find inspiration in the Bonsai plant. This is because much like their training, the Bonsai is being trained as well. As they gaze at the Bonsai, they are made aware that their persistence in training will get them where they need to be as well. 

Bonsai Trees in China 

The earliest known reference to Bonsai trees in China occurs in the tomb of Crown Prince Zhang Huai in 706 A.D. There was a painting of two ladies-in-waiting who were each holding a Bonsai Tree. They were holding small paints in some very small dishes, and these would later become known as the Bonsai trees that we all know and love. Moreover, another Chinese reference to the Bonsai tree was in many Chinese works of literature. Moreover, many artists attempted to include at least one Bonsai tree in their masterpieces simply because this was a symbol of a man of affluence and culture. 

Bonsai Trees in Japan 

Even though the Bonsai tree didn’t become widespread in Japan until medieval times, they were first introduced to Japan some 1200 years ago as a religious or tourist artifact. They were first portrayed in Japanese art about eight hundred years ago, and archaeologists and historians alike both love everything that has to do with the Bonsai tree in Japan simply because it is a window into their culture. For it was during this time period that the Japanese were fascinated with everything regarding China. 

So you see, the Bonsai tree is more than just a plant. It incorporates so many different themes that it is definitely an amazing discipline to be involved in. The “meaning” of Bonsai is truly very vast indeed.


How Do Bonsai Trees Stay Small

Whereas this is usually a somewhat tricky question to ask, it without a doubt has an answer. What I know is that bonsai trees are generally small because we want them to be small-sized. When I trap the bonsai tree root in a pot, it means it will have a stunted growth hence making it small in size. Furthermore, the bonsai pots do not allow the trees to expand but this depends on the bonsai pot I will be using. Bonsai trees in smaller pots are usually small compared to those in larger containers.

Bonsai Wire Training

I use bonsai wire training because it is a vital method best for styling and training bonsai trees. When I wrap the wire around the tree branches am very much able to reposition as well as bend the branch. I usually do wiring in winter when the tree has shaded its leaves, enabling me to work very quickly. It will take a few months for the tree to get the required new shape, so I always pay close attention to remove the wires on time to avoid the creation of ugly scars.

Moreover, I also make use of the appropriate material while wiring, with this typically either annealed copper or anodized aluminum. These two types of material serve different purposes; copper is for pines and conifers, while aluminum is for deciduous.

For starters, I would recommend you to use anodized aluminum since it is very easy to find on the market as well as to work with. However, during the use of these wires, I always make sure I protect the branches from being damaged. Therefore, I recommend that you first wrap the branches with raffia that has been soaked in water before commencing to wire the bonsai tree.

Kengai Bonsai Training

This type of training is for bonsai trees that are struggling to get enough light for its leaves. It is one of the most challenging methods to understand, so the main agenda for Kengai training is to create branches facing down along with upward-facing leaf pads on a downward trunk. However, most people usually mix things up when implementing it, resulting in not the intended outcome. If you do it properly, you will end up with the best
results ever, and this will give an excellent impression from the pot.

Seki-Joju Bonsai Training

Bonsai trees are forced to look for nutrients either in holes or cracks. Their roots are usually unprotected before reaching the ground; therefore, they need to have some defense mechanism in the sun. Seki-joju training comes along with some benefits, among them, is giving a good impression and mage of the landscape and also a sense of age and struggle. On the other hand, it also has some disadvantages; Seki-joju can fail to give the image I want; for example, if I select a rock which is not appropriate chances of it giving me a poor image are very high.

Pruning Bonsai Trees

Just like any other tree or flower requires pruning, so does bonsai trees do. I prune bonsai trees to give it a designated size, shape as well as an appropriate style and enable it to provide an excellent impression to the eye. Furthermore, by pruning, I help the plant to keep its aesthetic value and the entire health status plus boosting its longevity. However, pruning varies with the type of bonsai training. For me to do pruning, there are several tools I require, such as:

  • Bleach
  • Pruning Scissors
  • Concave cutters

Then I identify the parts of my bonsai tree that needs to be pruned, especially the parts that are crowded to allow enough light to penetrate all the parts of the bonsai tree. Furthermore, annual remove half the new growth to balance and make my bonsai tree sizeable and well-shaped using a pruning scissor. Additionally, when I am doing away with large branches, I use concave cutters since the scissor is for thinning as well as trimming deciduous trees.

Based on the above information, I hope you have been able to understand how bonsai trees grow small and the reason why this is the case. Consequently, you are better- placed to understand thanks to this comprehensive guide I have taken you through to know whether this tree is a perfect fit for you.