How to Grow and Prune Bonsai Trees

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Trees are very refreshing to look at. That is why going outdoors and enjoying the pretty sight of trees around surely would be a perfect unwinding activity. But if you are living in the urban jungle, looking at trees would be a luxury.

But did you know that you could actually grow trees at the comfort of your own home or inside your office? You could grow and take care of a bonsai so you could have a tree right inside your comfortable room.

Growing bonsai is a very popular hobby nowadays. A bonsai is technically a tree because all the attributes of a real tree is present. However, a bonsai does not grow sturdy and tall as any other tree. At most, a bonsai could grow about two feet and at the very least, could be just as short as two inches.

No matter the height and width, bonsai is still a tree. What is more interesting about a bonsai is that even if it does not grow very tall, it could develop and look exactly like a normal but miniature tree.

Growing a bonsai

If you are interested enough to grow your own bonsai, there are few simple guidelines that could help you carry out the activity. Take note that even if a bonsai is a miniature thing, it needs more caring and maintenance. Remember these few tips:

– Buy seedlings that are specifically meant to become a bonsai. There are also wood cuttings that could be turned into a beautiful bonsai. You could not just convert any tree cutting or seedling into a bonsai.

– Use bonsai soil where you could plant the tree. It should be potted. Bonsai soil is sold at plant houses or specialty botanical shops. This type of soil dry out much faster than the usual type of soil, just perfect for bonsai, which constantly needs water, but does not like to be overly soaked up.

– A bonsai basically need sufficient humidity. Put the bonsai pot in a tray with shallow water. That way, the tree could easily sense humidity around it.

– Make sure the bonsai regularly gets direct sunlight. You could place it near the window where it could be exposed to sunlight or take it outside for some hours during daytime.