Â Bonsai, a Japanese word, means â€˜tree on a pot’. First time this bonsai art was introduced in china about 1000 years ago, later on, the Japanese flourished this art and modified it to the great extent.
Now this style has become very popular all over the world. In this process a tree is placed in a pot and dwarfed through pruning the roots and the branches, using wire around the trunk and branches.
The tree looks very small butÂ looks like a matured tree. It is indeed a wonderful piece of art.
Â When the tree is young the shaping is done. The process goes on with the maturity of the bonsai tree. For this purpose, a copper wire is used on the trunk and the branches to control the shape of the tree.
The whole tree must have a proportionate size to have the leaves, flowers and fruits.
Bonsai has different size, miniature, small, medium and average.The miniature is just two inches in height. The small is two and six inches. The medium is six to twelve inches and the average grows up to two feet.
Special bonsai soil yields good trees. The special soil dries easily in comparison to standard household soils. It must be remembered that as there is little soil water is needed in small quantity. Bonsai must be administered nitrogen, potash and phosphoric acid. If chemical iron is added it may be much fruitful to flourish.
Bonsai enjoys humidity. Hence it may be placed in a shallow tray with water. If it is done, water easily evaporates and the humidity remains intact. Pebbles may be added to the soil for fine drainage.
Growing bonsai for a particular cause is different from the viewpoint of those people who look for an interesting plant, glance at a bonsai, buy it and take it home with great pleasure. The thing these people do not realize is that the bonsai is absolutely an outdoor plant, never an indoor one, though since the 1990s it is absolutely used as a part to add glamour to indoor decoration.
If a tree is brought home inside what would be done with it? The bonsai is that tree whose shape may be given after oneâ€™s own whims. It never changes, never dies. Itâ€™s a plant that is always lively and needs attention and pruning to remain after oneâ€™s own choice.
Bonsai must be placed in an area where enough light is available. If a bonsai fails to have enough UV rays, it dries. The bonsai needs warmth in the daytime â€“ at least 60 degree Fahrenheit and the humidity to flourish. Regular spraying on the leaves with water is mandatory. However, bonsai can never be placed in a saucer or tray filled with water, as this can rot the roots.
Bonsai needs to be â€œprunedâ€ and â€œpinched backâ€ at a regular interval to keep it at the desired shape. Actually, this should be done in the spring before the seasonâ€™s growth begins, and then regularly throughout the season. Actually everything depends on perfect pruning .It must be taken care of what kind of tree was got before this pruning.
Sunlight is a vital ingredient except at the time of pruning and repotting. It is not an easy task to grow a bonsai tree. It is an uphill task, a perfect challenge. The man who is creative and have enough patience may be rewarded at the last hour. The only thing that can be stressed on is that a tree is small, but there is big toil behind it. Not only a bonsai art, every object of art has tears and wears behind it. There are so many people who like gardening, but not all of them have the ability to grow a bonsai.