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How to make a Bonsai?- part 2 ; What plant to use?



How to make a bonsai? In this article:

  1. Introduction.
  2. What plant to use?
  3. How to plant a bonsai?
  4. How to care for a bonsai?
  5. How to shape a bonsai?

What they use to plant a bonsai?

Select plant to be used to do a bonsai can be difficult, but we do not need both.

In reality, almost all trees and shrubs can be used to make a bonsai.

However, the best candidates are those trees or shrubs that have small leaves and small twigs, being naturally dense and compact. These features help to create a better illusion of scale, making the plant more proportional.

The format of the trunk and branches of bonsai can be modeled through the trellis (wire placement). The wires are placed and kept for a year or more, or until the branches have already stabilized in the format.

Changes Ficus

Tip: Take the first light bonsai

to begin the treatment in a real bonsai, it can take years. So that the person can train these tracts, we use fast growing plants like succulents in big pots, pruning them and shaping them with wires.

While we can grow our bonsai starting with seeds, which can be collected or purchased, the most common and recommended to make a bonsai medium is through the purchase of a change in a reliable nursery.

Suggestions for plants:

Some good species for bonsai is: Pinheiro-Japanese (The favorite, but hard to find), Mini-Pomegranate, Jabuticabeira, Ficus, Azalea, boxwood, spring … But there are many other plants that we can use!

How to choose the best moves?

Choose a change of size around 15-20 cm ture, with strong and relatively thick trunk, always checking the absence of disease and injury in the trunk. Avoid plants branched at the base, because they are harder to drive.

Read also:   How to make a Bonsai?- part 4 : How to Care for a Bonsai?

The species and changes in use must be chosen according to the type and shape of the bonsai that you want to do.

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