If you are the owner of a bonsai plant, it's important to remember that caring for them is like caring for a baby. Loving and caring is important but it's not sufficient; you also have to show some "parenting" skills to ensure that your bonsai plant will have a long and healthy life.
The Chinese were the first to grow miniature-size trees in containers. They started doing so around 200 BC. This is how herbal healers transported medicinal plants.
Japanese, Chinese and Korean practice this art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees that are grown in the containers.
For the Korean ?bunjae?, whereas for the Japanese, the term is ?bonsai.?
Bonsai are often found in the center of a garden when set alongside an urban or wild landscape. Bonsai collectors put great value on the bonsai because of the plant?s ability to exhibit age as they mature.
Tip #1 The source of life for all creatures is water but it's particularly so for bonsai plants. Although they require to be watered more frequently than other sorts of plants, they also require a precise quantity of watering. Anything that's less or beyond the ideal amount of water can lead to your bonsai plant's death so it's important that you ask for professional advice.
There are many factors that affect the quantity of water necessary to a bonsai plant like the type of tree you're taking care of, what season it is at present, if the tree's grown outdoors or indoors, and so forth.
Tip #2 Another source of energy for your bonsai plant is light. Just like any other plant, your bonsai plant will benefit from exposure to sunlight. You'll have to arrange for artificial lighting however, if you're growing it in an indoor garden. In such cases, it's important to use a timer in order to avoid risking overexposure for your plants.
Tip #3 Humidity remains unfortunately one of the most important but overlooked factors when taking care of bonsai plants; the best way to ensure that perfect humidity levels are constant is by utilizing a humidity tray. You may use decorative stones to make your bonsai plant appear more beautiful.
Tip #4 If you have decided to keep your bonsai plant indoors, you have to choose the pot for your bonsai plant very causiously. To be safe, be certain that you get pots that are specifically designed for bonsai plants. These pots have pre-made holes for drainage and training wires.
Tip #5 Many persons are confused as to exactly what function fertilizer plays in taking care of bonsai plants. Firstly, fertilizer is needed when you are keeping your bonsai plant indoors because this provides the added nutrition that your indoor soil is missing. Secondly, fertilizer isn't medicine so do not use it as treatment for sick or dying trees. Lastly, make sure that you thoroughly water your bonsai plant prior to fertilizing.
There are many kinds of bonsai. These are the slant, formal upright, informal upright, raft, cascade, semi-cascade, literati and the forest/group.
Lastly, do not risk your bonsai plant's health on the basis of any assumption. If you're not sure, always ask a specialist!