The bonsai as you probably know is that miniature tree grown by the Japanese. It is a beautiful decorative plant, an art that demands patience and time for the plant to stay if you want to.
Grow a bonsai is in the end a sort of anti-stress therapy, since it is a careful and delicate activity, although it doesn’t need a lot of time. If you are interested in making your own bonsai, first learn that it will take a long time until you get the result you expect!
We will now teach you how to make a bonsai step by step to get you started growing your home.
Bonsai tree – how to do step by step
To start, you need to choose what kind of bonsai you like to decorate your house. Technically you can use any plant, but some are more suitable, as the Japanese pine and ficus. You can plant from seed but generally the best idea is to buy from a nursery. Choose one with an average size of 15 cm.
The vase for bonsai is usually broad and shallow as a tray, and this size is on purpose because the toilet limits the size of the growth of roots of bonsai, which naturally limits their size. Remember that the vessel must have drainage hole.
After the change and the vase, it is time to plant. You will of course need some items, such as substrate, pebbles, a piece of wire and a pruning shear, and the chosen vessel and the plant.
When the vessel is low, you can start passing the wire through the drain hole. Pass each end of the wire into the hole so that both of them will end into the vase.
Put a little of the pebbles on the bottom of the vase, because they will help drainage, preventing the clog drains.
Remove the changes of the vessel and get all the land from the roots, then cut some of the roots (up to 1/3), which will cause the plant to stay healthier and will enable the growth of new roots.
Put the plant on the new vessel, fix the roots and hold it with the wire so that it is tight (the wire will be removed after the plant is stuck of course). Then put the substrate until it reaches the height of the rim of the vase.
After that, water the bonsai moderately and then it is necessary to take some precautions so that it becomes a true bonsai:
The watering should be every one or two days on average, and may be up to twice a day in hot days. Never leave the Earth soaked, the ideal is to get wet. The space that contains the substrate is limited and small, which is necessary to fertilize the bonsai. They need organic fertilizers at the beginning, since you won’t have a lot of practice in the cultivation and chemical fertilizers could kill or harm a bonsai.
The vessel should be changed on average every 2 years, when then you should repeat the steps taught here. The pruning, which is an important factor, must occur with frequency for that it stays with the desired shape. Leave the essential branches of a big tree.
Bonsai need lighting, so you should let them be exposed for several hours a day, depending on the plant species.
With these tips you will begin to enter the beautiful world of growing bonsai and in a few years you will have a perfect miniature tree in your house!
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