Artificial bonsai trees are nothing but imitations of real-life bonsai trees. They are crafted with great care so that they bear a striking resemblance to the real-life bonsai trees on which they are modeled. Artificial bonsai trees are becoming popular since they provide the look and feel of real bonsai trees, at the same time demand much less time and effort for maintenance.
Since artificial bonsai trees are not actual living trees, they do not require the meticulous care that are needed for real bonsai trees such as providing enough sunlight, water, fertilizers and also seasonal work such as pruning, re-potting, etc.
Generally, artificial bonsai trees are made out of some form of metal or plastic to give them their basic shape and structure. They are then covered with real or preserved wood or bark, or sometimes even clay so that they appear like real-life trees. Leaves, flowers and fruits are usually hand-painted on them.
At the time of shopping for your artificial bonsai tree, you could keep the following in mind:
Once you have bought your artificial bonsai tree, you must take steps to maintain it properly so that your artificial bonsai tree stays fresh and good looking for a long time. The major maintenance criterion for artificial bonsai trees is to keep it dust-free and protect it from discoloration. Dusting the tree often reduces the risk of dust settling over the tree and avoiding exposure to direct sunlight and reducing the usage of wet cloth while dusting prevents discoloration.