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Choosing your tree Bonsai Pottery

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A large display of trees in bonsai pottery If you are new to Bonsai, or has care of a Bonsai tree for years, there are many factors to consider to select ceramics for your Bonsai tree.

Bonsai are usually planted in small pots, often imported from Japan or China. The pot you choose, however, must be considered from a variety of aspects. Here are some tips to get you started in finding the right Pottery for Bonsai tree, the environment and the budget.

General Guidelines

As mentioned above, Bonsai are usually potted in small pots, Japanese or Chinese. Japanese pottery is known for its high quality, but often can be quite expensive. They can be quite elegant yet with a variety of options for enameled and natural pots. Chinese pots are usually cheaper, but the quality has been increasing in recent years. Chinese ancient pots can also be achieved, although they are very expensive and very rare.

old Bonsai trees can be tucked into much smaller pots since they no longer are being trained. Old trees have had their roots pruned and transferred from large to small pots often must adapt and thrive in a small pot. If you own an aged tree, a smaller pot could be a good choice for you.

Younger trees, however, need more room to grow, because their roots are still in training. They should be planted in larger pots, and must be placed in smaller as the forming process progresses pots. These pots can be found online quite inexpensively.

Pot sizes and styles

Bonsai pots are available in a variety of styles, sizes and colors. What you choose is on aesthetics and monetary preference, partly depending on the age and climate the tree.

larger pots should be selected for the younger trees, and must be tucked in less expensive pots, since they have to be changed frequently during the training process. Once the tree has matured, a more pleasant and more permanent pot can be selected.

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The crucible of a Bonsai tree age should be about 2/3 of the height of the tree wide. The depth should be approximately the width of the base of the trunk, but if you own a sapling, or one with a small log, you may want to buy one deeper than the trunk.

Whatever the size and style you choose, make sure it is large enough to maintain the health of the tree.

Price Range

The price range for a bonsai pot can vary greatly. As noted above, if the tree is still in the process of formation, you will have to buy a pot of low cost for your tree until it reaches a mature state. If your pot has reached this stage of maturation, congratulations! Now would be a good time to invest in a quality pot that can last for many years!

Depending on the size and style of the tree, and their preferences, the pot you choose can range in price from about $ 10 to several hundred or more. High-quality and reasonably priced pots can be easily obtained for $ 40 or less.

If you are wanting a more extravagant pot worth noting, however, that can add an element of luxury and refinement for the area you choose to house your tree. A Japanese high-end pot or a pot of Chinese antiques can serve well.


Beyond the price and circumstantial needs of your selected pot, ceramics is selected is a very individual choice. Certain types of trees are more suitable for certain pots, but here are some aesthetic considerations you may want to consider:

· Shape : Bonsai pottery comes in a variety of ways. Before selecting a particular one, it’s important to note that the “male” trees do better in angular pots, while the “female” variety, which are milder form will do better in a round shape or oval pot.

· Color : Bonsai pottery comes in many different colors as well. You should consider the style of your tree, and the space that will keep your tree.

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· window facing unglazed (natural) Pots : In most cases, the preference for unglazed or glazed pot is purely personal preference, but certain trees – as conifers and pine trees – may fare better in a more natural pot (or unglazed). Never use a bright enameled pot unless the tree has fruits or flowers. Before selecting one over the other, be sure to consider the type of tree you have and if your particular breed would do better on one over the other.

· Design Issues : As for the design of your bonsai goes, the pot is simply the means by which you keep your tree. It is the tree, after all, you want to stand out. Do not choose a boat that will outshine your tree. The tree itself must excel in magnificence above the casing decide to put it on.


Now that you’ve considered your options, you’re probably wondering where to start looking for your ceramic Bonsai.

Pots can be obtained from a variety of sources worldwide. You can import same high quality pots directly from China and Japan. You can find specialty stores online and in certain areas. You may be able to find decent quality pots through daycare or company that sold the tree. However, if available locally, the selection may be limited.

The easiest way to shop and find your perfect pot Bonsai is online. There are a variety of places you can find online and make it simplifies the process by allowing compare hundreds – possibly thousands of pots – in a matter of minutes. If you know exactly what you want, you can compare several traders to find the best price for the boat for your tree, lifestyle and preferences.

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