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Quick Tips for Choosing Bonsai Pots


images Choosing the correct type of pot to house your bonsai is critical.  There are various things you need to consider when choosing bonsai pots.  Two of the most important considerations are size and drainage.  This article will discuss some things you need to consider when choosing a pot for your bonsai.
Size
Size should be one of the first things you think about when getting a pot.  You will need to know how wide your tree’s branches are before you go shopping.  The pot you choose should be just as wide as the branches.  It should also be large enough to give the roots space to grow for up to two years. 
Drainage
Drainage is also important when choosing bonsai pots.  Proper drainage is essential for the health of your tree.  Therefore, you should only look at designs that have at least one large drainage hole in the bottom of the pot.  Some designs have multiple holes to provide extra drainage.  While you’re getting the pot, make sure you get something to cover the holes.  This is necessary so that air can get in, water can get out, and the soil can stay right where it’s at.
Color
One of the lesser important considerations is color.  You want your tree to look good on display.  So, you’ll want to choose a pot that complements the look of your tree.  You should be aware that some species have foliage that change color in different seasons.  So, make sure you take this into account with your specific type of tree.

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