Buying a bonsai tree is a simple thing to do, and in fact anyone can do that. Bonsai trees are sold everywhere in many plant shops and nurseries, and you can purchase them anytime at affordable prices. But what do you do after that? When you get back home with the bonsai tree in you hand, the first thing you need to look for is a good spot to place it in.
The location here would have to suit the size and the color as well the type of bonsai tree you bought. After you manage to place the plant somewhere, you need to brush up on caring for the bonsai tree.
Caring for bonsai tree here does not mean you sit by it like a child and observe the growth. Caring here would refer to the method of preserving the beauty of the plant, as well as the size of the plant. Size is the most important aspect of bonsai trees, for bonsai trees have to be small and miniature sized to keep their beauty.
The most important aspect of caring for your bonsai tree is to keep an eye on its size. Miniaturization is the way the bonsai trees are grown, and in case they grow slightly bigger than they are supposed to, you need to take action.
Shaping is a way of keeping them small at all times. Shaping here can be done in several ways such as confinement in the pot, crowning, and pruning. Of the three, the confinement in the pot is something that is obvious and easy. The tree grows in a confined space, so the growth is limited somehow. You do not play much of a part in caring for the bonsai tree in this sense. This is because the pot has already been allocated to the particular tree specially.
Crowning is another famous method of caring for bonsai tree, as to preserving the size of the tree. This method is basically a way to confine the growth of the miniature plant upwards and outwards, and this method also helps to preserve the specific shape that you want the tree to grow in. You wrap the branches and trunks with coils or wires so that the growth of the particular parts would be limited and growth would only be possible within a specific range only.