how to care for bonsai - 663 views
Make your own Bonsai is not difficult, but we need to make some choices about which plant, which vessel, and what substrate to use. Consider our tips, and if possible, visit a specialty shop and see the materials available.
The bonsai pots are usually shallow, wide, and they always have drainage holes. There are a wide variety of vessels available in different shapes, colors and materials, but we must choose the one that suits best with the plan and style you want to create.
We must remember that bonsai will probably be changed several times a vessel to its final state. Who limits the size of bonsai is the size of the vessel, which limits the growth of roots.
In some regions we find specific for such mixtures. But if you want to make your own mix, the substrates are typically made by mixing equal parts comprised of sand, clay and humus. However, some adjustments may be made in accordance with the species used.
Before you start planting the bonsai, make sure the plant is well hydrated, better supporting the stress of transplanting.
At the end of the process, water the pot slowly, leaving the ground wet well. If desired, place some compost on the surface of the vase in one corner. In the early stages, watering should be more frequent, since there are few roots and soil in the pot.
Keep the new bonsai for a week in a place with low light (but not dark), so there is a good adaptation to the new environment. After this period, leading him gradually go to places with morning sun, until the final location.
Over time, taking care of bonsai well he will adapt to the new conditions. For giving good conditions for their development, follow the directions in the following topic.