Welcome to High Quality Store Bonsai Collection

Room beautification by plants is very popular. In addition to green potted plants and colorful flowers, bonsai is especially beautiful. Not only are they particularly decorative in their bowls ("bonsai" means, by the way, "planting in the shell"), they also stand out from the normal houseplants we know otherwise.

A bonsai is not some kind of plant, it is actually a tree that is kept small. Maintaining it properly and keeping it alive is a bit more time-consuming, but the result is really impressive. In Japanese culture, as well as among lovers, bonsai are seen as a kind of (garden) art that needs constant work.

A few tips for the care and the selection of the right tree are here.

Different bonsai species: Which is the right one?

Bonsai species are like sand by the sea. However, a tree-like plant in a pot does not bonsai for a long time. There are some things to consider when choosing.

• Seed or young plant?

If you are thinking about buying a bonsai, you have to decide whether to sow the tree yourself or to buy a young plant in a tree nursery. Of course, the former offers more design possibilities, since one is responsible for the growth of the tree right from the start and can mold it according to one's own ideas. On the other hand, a young plant has been properly cared for from the beginning, so those worried about their green thumbs can be a little calmer.

Of course, there are already ready to buy bonsai trees; However, these can go very fast on the wallet.

• Indoor or outdoor?

In professional circles this is not really different, because you should always keep a bonsai outdoors. The better name is "Kalthaus" and "Warmhaus". A hot-house bonsai needs a lot of warmth and light all year round. A Kalthaus bonsai in turn needs a hibernation with lower, but frost-free temperatures.

If you can not or do not want to keep your bonsai outside, you should position it in a conservatory or on a bright side of a window.

• deciduous tree or conifer?

As in nature, there are deciduous and coniferous trees in the bonsai. In deciduous trees, however, a distinction is again made between deciduous and evergreen species. Which one is right for you depends on personal preference, the position of the tree (indoor / outdoor) and the willingness to often intensive care.

Care and tool

In such a special tree, of course, the care and maintenance is different and, above all, more intense than other plants.

Primarily important is irrigation. It is difficult to give a precise indication of the abundance, as this depends on several factors such as tree species, size and age of the tree or location. Basically, one can say that you should always water when the soil is slightly dried. The best thing to do is to water the tree in the morning or in the evening, so as not to cool the ground warmed up during the day. Important: The tree must almost be "soaked" in water to keep the soil sufficiently moist for a long time.

A bonsai must also be regularly repotted and fertilized. Repotting depends on the tree species and should be done every two years for fast-growing trees and every three to five years for older trees. After repotting, a tree should not be fertilized for about a month. Otherwise, a bonsai can be supplied with fertilizer throughout the year.

The more intensive the bonsai care, the more tools you will need. For the beginning, scissors and pliers are enough. Depending on the size of the tree, the size of the tool should also be adjusted. Tweezers, a small knife or a small saw can also be helpful.