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10 Things you should know about how to grow a bonsai



Basics on how to grow a bonsai

Key concepts you need to know on how to grow a bonsai properly.

you should know about how to grow a bonsai

There are 10 basic concepts you need to know to grow a bonsai correctly for you to grow and stay alive as long as possible.

These are very simple and easy to understand ways and help you properly care for a bonsai.

  1. The irrigation. It is the most important factor of all and the most mistakes usually discuss. The bonsai needs water regularly , it tells you when the bonsai needs at touching the ground to see if it must water. Never let the soil is dry. In winter not need as much watering
  2. The payment. It is the food of bonsai and is therefore very important that you give what you need. Three elements are key (nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus) ; make sure you do not miss your bonsai when needed.
  3. The species. As in nature there are different species of bonsai, each of which has different characteristics and therefore require very specific care. Take advice well before starting with a kind on their peculiarities.
  4. The time of year. The bonsai care requires many more stations that promote their growth in winter for example. Although this depends on the species as tropical bonsai require care throughout the year. In winter there are some basic tips for caring for your bonsai.
  5. Location. You must consider where you are or are going to find your bonsai, this varies depending on species, e.g. Acer palmatum (Japanese maple) requires a lot of wind protection.
  6. Temperature. The tropical species grow best in warm climates or high temperatures while other species require periods of cold.
  7. Pests and diseases. Like any plant require phyto-sanitary treatments. There are some very common pests you should be able to identify and eradicate.
  8. Transplanted. This should be done regularly and is one of the most delicate when it comes to caring for a bonsai phases. The frequency with which it is done varies depending on the species of bonsai. Generally when transplanted bonsai the roots are pruned to ensure their health.
  9. Pruning and wiring. Keep in mind that these miniature trees and thus should be pruned as large. The wiring can provide forms and styles of bonsai and is a technique that requires great care since the tree can be damaged.
  10. The substrate or soil. Like all bonsai tree depends on its roots to live and we must provide the nutrients and water they need to stay healthy. The soil should be porous and well drained. You can do it yourself or buy it already done.
Read also:   Growing a bonsai from seed - Young plants

If you consider these 10 things I guarantee you’re on track to grow a bonsai properly. Your bonsai will grow strong and vital.

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