You may grow or learn to grow Bonsai for personal or commercial purposes. You can give it as a gift to someone special, use it to create a relaxing ambience in your home or sell it to those who are interested in having one. Whatever your purpose may be, the great thing about growing it is that you’ll also grow as a gardener, as an artist, and simply as a human being admiring and experiencing nature. And if you invest enough time, effort, patience, and resources in growing it, the return on your investment would be priceless and greatly rewarding.
How to take care of them
Though Bonsai trees are more delicate compared to the average indoor plant, a few basic rules should enable anyone to take care of its tree properly. Most importantly are watering, fertilization and choosing the right position to place it.
This is the most critical aspect of taking care of Bonsai plants or trees. Depending on the species and size of the tree, the size of the container, season and climate, soil composition, and other factors that need to be considered, the water requirement of Bonsai trees would vary. Thus, it’s important to know when you need to water them and how much water you should give them.
Next to water is food. For your Bonsai trees to survive and thrive in the growth season, you’ll need to regularly and adequately feed them with enough fertilizer that would meet their nutritional requirements. Be sure you’re not putting too much or too little fertilizer or you won’t be able to control and contain its growth.
Apart from watering the trees and replenishing the soil’s nutritional content, it’s also important that you re-pot your Bonsai tree regularly. Otherwise, it will starve to death and remain small because it won’t be able to get the nutrients necessary for its growth.
Before deciding on a place or spot for your Bonsai trees, you need to take into consideration factors such as the season, climate, tree species, among others. This may require some research work but it would definitely be worth the time finding the best place or position for your Bonsai tree.
Apart from knowing where to place your trees, you also need to know when is the best time to plant them so your intervention won’t cause too much stress on the plant’s natural growth process.
It’s important to use a container that’s not just aesthetically pleasing and interesting but can also provide the necessary support, hold the weight of the tree, and help limit but not impede its growth.