Literally translated means Bonsai: tree in pot. Bon stands for plant and 'sai' can be translated with bowl or pot. Bonsai is grown in Asia and raises the image of an old tree.
A bonsai-ist attempts to make a reduced image of an old tree or landscape in nature with living plant material. Compare it with a painter or sculptor, the one tries to catch an impression of a landscape with paint, the other does this with a piece of wood, the whole becomes a living piece of art.
Even before the start of our era, Chinese monks saw the beauty of trees left in nature and also gained great powers here. As an image carrier of the mountainous area, they took home the trees and bred them further into pots. Later, other tree species were also used, thus creating a culture and culture called Bonsai. In China, Bonsai is a widely distributed love and is called Penjing.
Both in Japan and in Korea there is a long history of Bonsai. From China, Penjing has been introduced in these countries and elevated its own perception to bonsai art, with many new techniques being developed.
Europe Bonsai is only introduced in the 20th century. This was done through shows and always as an entry of China or Japan. The bonsai as a hobby is about 50 years old in Europe. Only since a year or 20, bonsai has emerged as a ornamental plant and is now no longer considered.
Your bonsai is grown in South China and is used to an annual temperature between 12 and 30 degrees Celsius. That's why he is very suitable for indoors. If the outside temperature is above 12 degrees Celsius, you can also place the Bonsai very well outside. Bonsai need light to grow well. Place your Bonsai in a light place, possibly with some direct sunlight. Keep in mind that your tree is in direct sunshine throughout the day.
Your Bonsai is a living tree. All trees need moisture to survive and grow. Too little water will dry the leaves and, if it lasts, also allow the juice to dry out. Too much water causes the roots to rot in the bowl and weaken the tree. Give your Bonsai water when the soil begins to dry and wait with the next water towel until the tree has taken the water (at a normal place it is about every two days). Always ensure that the root clot is properly sucked, the excess water runs through the bottom from the pot.
Every Bonsai needs certain substances to maintain its systems. It is best to use solid or liquid Bonsa feed that you can obtain from us. Solid nutrition presses into the earth and dissolves with water. Most known as solid nutrition is the Biogold, take the largest size of the pot in cm, this is the maximum dose of the number of grains that you press in the ground. Liquid feed blends through the water. Take the dose as indicated on the package. You can also use normal plant nutrition, taking into account the dosage adjustment to 60%. Your Bonsai grows all year long and therefore needs food all year long.
Thanks to the good cultivation, this Bonsai is in perfect balance. The amount of carrots and foliage is excellent and also the scale has been chosen with care. After a number of years (advisable around the three years) of healthy growth, the roots will crinkle into the pot and the Bonsai can be potted. This gives you the opportunity to prune the roots, leaving the root ball young and vital. Shoveling is best in spring. Remove the tree from the jar and gently loosen the roots. After that you can cut off 30% of the roots. For a good rejuvenation take some thicker roots away. After that, the Bonsai can be back in its own bowl. Do some good loose potting soil, possibly mixed with some sharp sand, under the pot and place the tree on it. Then you can fill the scale with the same new soil mixture.
Akadama is a clay granulate and is particularly suitable for Bonsai. This soil type ensures a good moisture content in the pot, has a neutral acidity and does not contain too many nutrients. The earth can be applied 100% or mixed with potting soil to 50%. Kiryu is a rock that provides extra good drainage in the bonsai pot. It is particularly suitable to mix with Akadama for Bonsai species that keep dry feet like Pinus, Picea and Juniperus. The maximum mixing ratio is 50 Kiryu.
A healthy bonsai has little to no burden of diseases and pests. Any lice or spider may be present. Luis recognizes the sticky drops and spider gives the leaf a slightly spotted vale color. To prevent lice and spider, make sure your Bonsai is in a well-ventilated place. This also prevents possible damage by fungi such as mildew. In every garden center you can buy adequate resources to combat the above.
Each tree has the natural tendency to grow at the ends and reject the oldest leaves or needles from the inside. For a beautiful, finely branched bonsai you must break this trend. This can easily be pruned by the final growth. The Bonsai you purchased already has the good shape and size and therefore only needs to be maintained. All shoots that come outside the tree's silhouette can be removed. Also, all shoots on the branches that grow down or up may be cut off. This keeps the Bonsai healthy and in good shape. All the necessary tools are available on our site.
Young branches grow naturally and only bend over time. The branches of your bonsai are bent downwards to display the image of an old tree. You can not even determine the shape of your Bonsai by wire. If you wrap the branches under 45 degrees with the right thickness, they can be bent in any shape. After a while, the branch will thicken and knock into the wire. This is the right time to remove the thread again
Bonsai easy care; For those who have less time.