Bonsai is a unique and wonderful hobby and art form. It can be a peaceful and relaxing job taking care of and looking at your bonsai collection. These little trees provide great charm and atmosphere to anywhere you put them. With so many species and styles available, there is truly something for everyone. If you are a beginner or advanced enthusiast of bonsai, there are bonsai trees for sale to suit your needs. Once you start on this hobby, I am sure that you will want to expand your collection to include several species and sizes.
Growing the indoor Bonsai Tree is actually the Japanese art form of cultivating miniature trees. These trees are very similar to their larger counterparts with the exception that they are grown in pots and the constant pruning does not allow them to reach full size, making it an indoor Bonsai Tree.
There are many types of Bonsai trees available and the first decision for anyone interested in growing Bonsai trees is what type of Bonsai tree to purchase. This is an important decision because there are various other things that a Bonsai cultivator must purchase and all of them depend on the type of Bonsai tree. The design of the pot, type of tools, etc. are all such factors. There is also the matter of really gathering knowledge about the tree that is selected. What are the trees optimal growing conditions, how often does it need watering, how often does it need pot replacement? All these questions have different answers based on the type of Bonsai trees. Study the types of trees and also what is involved in growing them properly. Match these against your own space and time availability.
There are a few things to consider when starting up the wonderful hobby of bonsai. First, there is obviously the cost. Nice beginning bonsai trees for sale can be found for around thirty dollars. If you start looking at older and larger trees, you might start spending a couple of hundred dollars for the tree. It can be tempting to start with exotic and old species, but a first tree should be a learning experience and you might not want to go overboard on the price of the tree.
The art of growing these trees is thought to have originated in ancient China, where men who were healers would grow plants for medicinal purposes. In early times the main purpose was to display trunks in the shape of animals and mystic figures. Somewhere between the 7th and 9th century, this art form was introduced to the Japanese culture.
Some of the common tools that you will need to take care of a Bonsai tree include wires of different sizes, wire cutters, a small as well as large pair of scissors, a small pair of garden shears (these should be sharp), and a larger pair of pruners to cut thick branches (if the Bonsai tree has thick branches).
Once you have decided on a tree, you will need a good pot. These usually come with the tree, but you may also purchase your own or a larger one if the tree needs to be transplanted. These pots are normally shallow to keep the tree size small.
There are many types of Bonsai Trees, including formal and informal upright, cascade, raft, literati, semi-cascade and forest. The indoor Bonsai Tree is available at a range of nurseries in various stages of growth, from seedlings to the fully mature indoor Bonsai Tree.|There are already some places where a pre-trained, juvenile Bonsai trees can be purchased. This sounds like a good option but care should be taken when picking such a ready trained Bonsai tree. You need to knowledge to make a competent assessment that the Bonsai juvenile you purchase today will indeed turn out to be a good specimen when it is fully grown. There are also stock trained Bonsai trees available at plant nurseries. These Bonsai are already fully grown and do not need any training but simply everyday care. Visiting these nurseries is a good idea anyway because you can see the different types of Bonsai trees when they are fully grown.
It is also very important to have the correct soil and fertilizer for your new bonsai trees. Good soil is usually a combination of organic and inorganic materials. The soil should be able to drain fairly quickly as well. Different types of trees may require different soils or fertilizers. You can learn this by reading about the types of bonsai trees for sale that you are considering purchasing. The perfect combination of fertilizer and soil is needed to get the healthiest tree possible. By doing this, it will live a long a happy life.
As an alternative, you can choose to grow your indoor Bonsai Tree from seeds. Generally you can purchase kits to grow Bonsai Trees; these kits usually include, a particular kind of seed, a small pot, a little bag of fertilizer and soil, a drainage sheet as well as information to help you get started. The different kits will provide you with different instructions, depending on the type of indoor Bonsai Tree you are trying to grow. It is important to follow these instructions for the best possible growth.
Bonsai pots can be purchased from any plant shop but before making the purchase make certain of small points like: the pot had adequate drainage and little feet on it so water can drain away. The gap on elevated pots also allows for better airflow. The soil you use should be half organic and half grit as this also helps maintain a good level of drainage and at the same time provides the plant good anchorage in a shallow depth.
Do not forget about the proper bonsai tools. You will need a rake, wire cutters, butterfly shears, and branch cutters. Kits containing everything that you need can usually be found for beginners. As you become more advanced, you may want to purchase higher quality tools to support your growing hobby. It is important to make clean cuts when pruning your bonsai trees. This will allow the tree to heal properly and quickly. With so many options available to new bonsai growers, it is sure to be an exciting adventure.
Watering them correctly is essential to successfully growing the indoor Bonsai Tree. Watch the moisture in the soil carefully to ensure that it does not get too wet, or too dry. If you live in a warm climate, it is even more important that you keep a close eye on the soil’s moisture. It is also vital to pay attention to the temperature of the room and the correct amount of sunlight. You do not want your indoor Bonsai Tree to be in a room that is too hot or cold. You also want to ensure that it has plenty of sunlight.
Use wire screens to prevent the soil from running out of the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot along with the drainage. First make a layer of grit at the bottom of the pot before putting in the Bonsai soil. Once you have planted the Bonsai tree it is time to give it the shape that you want. A good way is to use wires and coil them in spirals around the branches and then simply bend the whole thing in the direction you want it to grow. Be careful as not to break any branches that you shape. The size of juvenile Bonsai trees especially needs gentle handling.