Category - Bonsai

Ways of Collecting Bonsai

Bonsai is a Japanese word which literally means ‘planted in a pot.’ It is the art of artistic miniaturisation of trees by raising them in a container. The oldest identified alive bonsai trees are between 400 to 800...

Re-potting – when, how, and why to re-pot bonsai

Bonsai is the word used by the Japanese to refer to growing miniature trees in containers or pots with techniques that follow the Japanese traditions. Cultivating a bonsai includes techniques for planting, watering, and...

Pruning – Why, When, and How

Pruning is a process of removing some above-ground elements from a plant and is a significant maintenance system for evergreens. Evergreen plants could be classified into two wide categories: Narrow leaf evergreens...

Location and Overwintering Bonsai Trees

Bonsai is the art of miniaturising trees by letting them grow in a container. The word ‘bonsai’ literally means ‘bon planted’. ‘Bon’ is a receptacle-like pot usually used in bonsai culture. Bonsais are usually promoted...

Indoor Bonsai

Indoor bonsai are pot-planted miniature trees which are raised in an indoor environment. Growing plants inside the house is quite different than the traditional practice of outdoor landscaping or gardening. A distinct...

How to Start and Grow Bonsai

There are various considerations before starting to grow a bonsai tree. The first essential consideration is the container — choose a glass or ceramic pot in a neutral colour. Next, a vertical proportionate plant must...

How to Make an Instant Bonsai Tree

Bonsai—literally translated as ‘bon planted’ or ‘tree in a pot’—refers to an ancient Japanese garden art of making miniature trees, which is considered as a major tradition in the country. Most people see creating a...

History of Bonsai

Thousand of years ago, bonsai was only available in a very small quantity called pun sai, a tradition of planting one variety of trees in pots in order to make the miniature trees resemble birds, animals, and dragons...

Growing Bonsai from Seed

Growing bonsai from seed is a comparatively easy procedure in nurturing the seeds into youthful trees. Seed germination varies depending on the seed species. Seeds should be maintained fresh to facilitate their proper...

Fertilising Your Bonsai

Fertilising bonsai is in fact not different than the way other container plants or ground plants are fertilised. Basically, bonsai trees are alike to their relatives in terms of their biological and chemical processes...