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Bonsai Trees & Plant Care
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Author: Paul Zayer

The first image that comes to mind when you hear bonsai is a very small tree. Japanese, Chinese and Korean practice this art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees that are grown in the containers. For the Korean bunjae, whereas for the Japanese, the term is bonsai.

The first to grow miniature-size trees in containers were the Chinese. They began doing so around 200 CE. That was the way medicinal plants were transported by herbal healers|herbal healers transported medicinal plants}.

The practice streched to Japan during the Heian period. Landscape gardening started to be significant during the Tokugawa period. Azalea and maples were cultured as a pastime activity by the wealthy.

The term used at that time was hachi-no-ki which means a tree in a pot. The term Bonsai was utilizes in the Meiji period during the late 19th century.

There are different kinds of bonsai. These are the formal upright , informal upright , slant, raft, cascade, semi-cascade, literati and the forest/group.

The slant category bonsai is like the straight trunk of any upright trees. The summit extends to the right or the left of the base. The formal upright is similar to a straight and tapered trunk. This is contrasting with the informal upright that has curves and bends with the apex normally found on top of the roots. The raft bonsai is known to be a phenomenon since it takes place after a tree has collaps from natural force or erosion. The branches then show the edge of the trunk. Roots grow from these buried parts.

A literati is when the trunk line is exposed and there are few|minimum} branches on a somehow discontorted trunk. Cascades are sorts of trees that develop on the side of mountains and the water's surface. The tip or the apex of a cascade bonsai reaches beneat the lip of the pot. Finally, a forest or group bonsai is a group of trees that grow altogether in a container. These are generally of similar types.

Bonsai are categorized according to their sizes. There are styles and techniques related to the shito and mame bonsais. These are the bonsais that grow in pots as miniature as thimbles.

The bonsai enthusiast must know that the smaller the height of the bonsai, the greater the care he must use. The miniature sized bonsai often demands special care.

Bonsai is often found in the center of a garden when set alongside an urban or wild landscape. Bonsai collectors put high value on the bonsai because of the plant's ability to exhibit age as they mature.

If you desire a bonsai tree or if you are thinking of getting one but don't have enough knowledge about it, you might want to rein yourself in before getting one. You first need to learn the basics about bonsai tree care. Taking care of a bonsai trees isn't as easy as taking care of any other plant that needs the usual watering, sunlight exposure, and fertilizer. In fact, it is quite challenging since it involves a number of different factors beginning with the type of bonsai tree that you have. You have to be vigilant when taking care of your bonsai tree. Its container provides little protection, water and nutrients can easily be depleted.

When giving water your bonsai, you have to consider the species of your tree. Some species can tolerate constant moisture while others thrive in instances of dry periods. As a general rule, avoid heavy watering because it makes your bonsai tree more vulnerable to fungal infections and may cause the roots to rot.

Meanwhile, there should also be some protection to keep the moisture in the soil and prevent it from quickly drying due to wind and sun exposure. Excessive drying of the soil will produce massive damage to the roots of your bonsai tree and is the quickest way to kill your plant.


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