You have probably asked yourself, “How long does it take to grow a bonsai tree?” If you are like most people, you are still new to this whole thing. I know I was. There were many times that I was simply confused on how to properly care for my bonsai. I will share with you some of the basic things you need to know if you want your bonsai to grow fast and strong.

The reason why most people do not grow their bonsai for several years is because they do not know the proper way of caring for it. You see, if you know how to care for it correctly from the start, then you will be able to grow faster and healthier. Here are some of the basics that you need to know if you want your bonsai to grow faster and healthier.

Let us start with the most common question about how long does it take to grow a bonsai tree. How old should you keep your bonsai tree? It really all depends on how old the tree is. Some types of trees such as ficus, azalea, juniper and boxwood can be kept indoors for a very long time. Others such as maple, cherry and elm will need to be kept outdoors.

Another commonly asked question is about pruning. How do you prune a bonsai? Normally, you do not have to prune your bonsai at all. However, there are some things you should be aware of such as when the branches have grown too long for there is not enough room in the pot for them to grow out.

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There are several types of trees that can be used to make up a bonsai garden. The most popular are the Japanese white pine, ficus and juniper. These three have special characteristics that make them ideal candidates for making a bonsai garden. They are slow growing, so they will take up to 6 years to mature; they are very elegant and small to make an attractive focal point in your garden; and they will not change color like other ficus or azalea varieties.

One thing you should know about bonsai trees is that they need plenty of space. If you try to plant your garden in an area that does not have enough room, you may end up with a beautiful specimen tree, but it will be so tiny that it will not be able to survive. Some people buy pre-grown bonsai trees that have been bred specifically to do well in garden containers, but these trees are usually not cut properly to allow for vigorous new growth. You will probably have to do this work yourself if you want your bonsai tree to thrive.

You will also have to learn the right care techniques to keep your bonsai trees healthy and strong. Many of the traditional ways of training and pruning ficus and azaleas are not applicable to bonsai trees, because their branches do not branch out far from the base. Junipers should be trained using small, blunt tools called chisels. Ficus should be pruned like a grapevine with regular pruning. An occasional wire brushing is necessary to keep the foliage healthy. Be sure not to pinch or Nick the bonsai’s leaves because they will not grow back.

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It should not take long to grow a bonsai tree, even if you are not familiar with how to plant, pot, or nurture it. Start with a few basic items and as you learn more about bonsai, you can add other items as you grow it. Bonsai is not difficult plants to take care of, and most of them can withstand a little bit of pruning. Some types of bonsai trees can take on a good bit of soil, and some cannot. If you cannot supply the tree with soil, many stores carry bonsai fertilizer.