Origin and care
A Bonsai is grown and shaped to the image of the beauty of nature. Literally translated Bonsai: tree in pot. Bonsai is grown in Asia and evokes the image of an old tree. The scale provides balance to the whole composition. Bonsai trees have always been older. A well-shaped Bonsai is a living painting in which all the characteristics of nature are recognizable. Bonsai is the experience of Eastern culture in a nutshell.
History of Bonsai.
Even before the beginning of our era Chinese monks saw the beauty of nature remained small trees and knew also large forces to it. To the image of the mountainous surroundings they took the trees to take home and they grew further in pots. Later, using other species, thus creating a breeding and form Bonsai culture that one is going to call.
A bonsai is not a mathematical reduction of a large tree in nature but gives the impression of this. A good bonsai is like a living painting in which all the characteristics of nature are recognizable. Bonsai is art and nature in one hand.
Your Bonsai has a rich history and has grown with the utmost care and artistically shaped. Use the information below to keep your Bonsai simply beautiful and healthy.
Your Bonsai is a living tree. All trees need moisture to survive and grow. Too little water will do the leaves wither and if it persists too long to dehydrate the sap flow. Too much water will cause the roots to rot in the scale and weakens the tree. Give your Bonsai water when the soil begins to dry and wait until the next watering the tree has absorbed water (at normal pitch is that approximately every two days). Always make sure that the root ball well volzuigt, excess water runs through the bottom of the pot again.
Every Bonsai needs certain substances in order to maintain its systems. It is best to use solid or liquid Bonsai Food that you can obtain in the market. Solid food press in the soil and dissolves with the watering. Liquid diet, mix with the irrigation water. Handle the dosage as indicated on the package. You can also use regular plant food, keep you in mind, however, adjust the dosage to 60%. Your Bonsai grow throughout the year and therefore needs all year round feeding.
Your Bonsai is grown in southern China and is accustomed to a yearly temperature between 12 and 30 degrees Celsius. Therefore it is perfectly suitable to be indoors. If the outside temperature is above 12 degrees Celsius can Bonsai also very good estates. Bonsai need light to grow well. Place your Bonsai also in a bright place, possibly with some direct sunlight. Do not allow your tree all day in direct sun.
Thanks to the good breeding this Bonsai in perfect balance. The amount of roots and leaves are perfect and do the scale is chosen with care. After several years of healthy growth will pinch the roots in the pot and the Bonsai should be repotted. This gives you the opportunity to prune the roots so that the root ball remains young and vital. Repotting is best done in the spring. Remove the tree from the pot and gently comb the roots loose. Then you can prune 30% of the roots. Take a good rejuvenation thicker roots away. After this, the Bonsai can be back in his own scale. Do some good loose soil, possibly mixed with sharp sand, at the bottom of the pot and place the tree accordingly. You can then fill the bowl with the same new soil mixture.
Diseases and pests
A healthy Bonsai has little to no problems with pests and diseases. There could possibly louse or spins come in. Luis can be recognized by the adhesive-like drops and spins gives the blade a slightly speckled pale color. For aphids and spider mites to prevent this, make sure your Bonsai is in a well-ventilated place. This also prevents any contamination by fungi such as mildew. In any garden center you can buy to combat above adequate resources.
Each tree has a natural tendency to grow at the ends and the oldest leaves or needles inside to divest. For a beautiful, finely branched Bonsai you must break this trend. This could very easily by cutting the tip growth. Bonsai that you have already purchased the proper shape and size and therefore need only to be maintained. All the shoots that come out the silhouette of the tree, you can take away. Also all the shoots on the branches that grow downward or upward may be pruned. This keeps the Bonsai healthy and in a good model.
Young branches grow naturally upwards and only bend in the course of time by. The branches of your bonsai are bent downwards so as to give the impression of an old tree again. You can determine the shape of your bonsai or continue through wiring. If you are at 45 degrees, the branches wrapped with wire of the correct thickness, these can be bent in any desired shape. After some time the branch will continue to thicken and pinching the wire. This is the right time to remove the wire again