A bonsai tree is something very unique to have in your house. Some people like to place it outside while some others keep this tree inside their house as conversation starters or just to add an aesthetic element. Having an indoor bonsai tree is in fact not something new; it has been practiced for many years.
Many bonsai trees are outdoor plants, so most of the time growing them indoors would involve some hard work for people. This holds especially true for beginners who are not so familiar with this tree.
Buying and Maintaining an Indoor Bonsai Tree
An indoor bonsai tree can be obtained from any garden store. And most of the time, this type of tree is usually pre-trained, so that you do not have to start training it, but just keep up with it or maintain it per say. You can even find these miniature trees online, and many nurseries offer to deliver countrywide.
Choosing an indoor bonsai tree is not very easy, as you need to know whether it will suit the settings of the particular place you are going to place it in. Also, you have to consider whether you can care for it the way it is supposed to be taken care of, and as to whether you can afford the cost of buying and maintaining it.
If money is tight at the time of purchase, you could consider buying a starter plant, which is cheaper than the already trained one. This type of indoor bonsai tree, however, would need to have lots of things to do with it. So basically if you save money, you will need to sacrifice more time and energy. You will need to spend time training the tree and reading up on it as compared to buying a mature version which requires less upkeep.
There are many types of indoor bonsai trees, ranging from simple lave rock plantings to more famous ones such as ficus, baby jade, sago palms, serissa, fukien tea, pachira, gardenia, and some elm varieties.
Unlike outdoor bonsai trees, this indoor bonsai tree is usually not of the tropical type. So when you buy one you have to put it in a spot where they can get adequate amount of sunlight. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight as most of them can die because of too much sunlight at times.