Ten Main Types of Bonsai Trees

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A bonsai tree is a miniature tree that is typically associated with Japanese or Chinese culture. Bonsai trees are used primarily for aesthetic purposes (they do not grow edible foods). Seven main types of bonsai trees exist, but more than 10 can be found when you look into the more unique styles. Upright Styles Two…


How to Grow Bonsai Indoors

Bonsai require temperatures above 20 degrees F to thrive. The first bonsai trees were not the artistic creations that we see today. In fact, during the 13th century, Japanese collectors potted native trees that nature created smaller than normal. As interest in bonsai trees grew, artisans began to trim full-sized trees down to smaller versions.…


Bonsai Tips

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As bonsai plants are a perplexing blend of frailness and strength, proper maintenance involves time, effort and correct understanding of their natures. Though bonsais usually have lifespans longer than humans, their constitutions are so subtle that a mere overwatering, underwatering or improper methods of watering might lead to their drying up, withering and dying. Watering…


Tips on Bonsai Tree Care

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Bonsai trees are not necessarily trees. Bonsai (pronounced bone – sigh) is a gardening art form that originated in China more than a thousand years ago. Made popular worldwide by Japanese bonsai masters, this gentle art form is being taken up by more and more urban gardeners. Bonsai projects meet a yearning to grow things…


How to Care and Water a Juniper Bonsai Tree

Juniper bonsai trees need full sun, well drained soil and regular water. Juniper bonsai trees are some of the most common and easy to care for bonsai trees available. Junipers have small needle-like leaves that adapt well to bonsai training and most varieties have ornamental textured bark. Juniper plants can be purchased at most nurseries…


How to Care for a Japanese Zelcova Bonsai

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The Japanese Zelkova bonsai tree is, like all bonsai trees, small, delicate, and quite striking to look at. Despite being native to Western Asia, the Zelkova resembles an American or English elm tree, with smooth bark and frazzled branches. They are mostly disease free and are fairly hardy as far as bonsai plants go. Things…


How to Grow & Care for Bonsai Trees

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For most, the word "bonsai" conjures up images of elaborately manicured trees in elegant containers; however, the word itself does not actually represent a type of tree, but rather a style of cultivation, and translates roughly to "tray planting." Bonsai can be elevated to an absolute art form for serious enthusiasts, but for the average…


How to Take Care of Bonsais

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How to Take Care of Bonsais Knowing how to care for a bonsai is important if you are going to grow a beautiful and healthy plant. Bonsais are smaller versions of full-sized plants. The plant needs some special care, but it is not hard to grow a healthy plant that will thrive in any home.…


How to Care for Bonsai Dragon Trees

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The Madagascar dragon tree, Dracaena marginata, is a popular houseplant as it has low maintenance requirements and it is easy to care for both as regular plant and as bonsai. It prefers to be pot bound, which makes it a good plant variety for growing under bonsai conditions. Purchase dragon tree plants that appear well…


How To Take Proper Care Of your Outdoor Bonsai Tree #3

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REPOTTING Repotting must be performed periodically on all bonsai when their root system has filled the pot. The reasons for repotting are to supply your tree with fresh soil, and to encourage a more compact root system. As a rule, most deciduous trees require repotting every two or three years, while evergreens only need to…


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