Mini bonsai is a small bonsai plant and they are originally from the mountains of China, where only specific species of plants and trees grow. The largest is about the size of an adults palm in diameter and the smallest the size of a child’s palm in diameter. They are also known as shohin-bonsai or mame-bonsai.
Despite being so small in width and height, they still flower fruit in season and age like ordinary bonsai do. Mini bonsai are enjoyed by a lot of people and bring pleasure and happiness to the people that grow and nurture them, yet some people are unaware that they exist.
The Life Of A Miniaturized Trees
Mini bonsai are said to bring enjoyment to lots of people because of their appearance as miniature trees. They often appear to be difficult to keep in small pots, but the pots limit the growth of the trees because the roots cannot grow freely in a confined space, therefore without complicated care of any kind the tree exhibit their natural shape on a small scale within the small pot. The tree in its small form grows the texture of the bark, tiny flowers and fruit.
Characteristics Of A Mini Bonsai
Mini bonsai can be used to decorate any space and the results can be enjoyed quite fast from being planted as seeds. The materials for mini bonsai are cheap, and they can be cared for anywhere. They don’t require a large space to be grown.
Where Mini Bonsai Should Be Grown
Although people think that mini bonsai can be treated as a house plant, they can not always be indoors. It is alright to have them indoors for a day or two, but it has to be made sure that they are not anywhere where they will dry out. When they are outdoors they require sun for three to six hours per day; six is better and can produce better conditions for growing or bearing fruit or flowers. Good air circulation is required for preventing pests and disease. The trees require daily watering and twice monthly feeding.
Positioning Of Mini Bonsai Trees
The ideal position for a Mini bonsai is a well ventilated place that faces southeast (in the northern hemisphere) but it has to be shaded from the sun if it is any longer than six hours per day. The ideal amount of sunlight is up to six hours to help the mini bonsai grow to its full potential.