Bonsai tree care instructions

There is a common misconception that bonsai trees are hard to care and maintain because they look delicate and vulnerable. Not known to many, there are several bonsai tree species that are very tolerant to certain conditions. In order to make sure that your bonsai tree will grow healthy, all you need to do is to follow some basic care guidelines. Different species have different caring requirements. Thus, it is still of utmost importance that you know the specific demands of your bonsai tree.

Bonsai tools

Knowing what kind and how to grow is just part and parcel of successfully growing a bonsai tree. In order to provide the plant with the best possible care, it is important that you are equipped with necessary and appropriate tools. For beginners, it is advised to own some basic tools as a start and invest of more sophisticated once as you progress.

There may be a lot of brands that offer different bonsai tools. However, in order to get the best value for your money, it is important to buy those with unquestionable quality. They may be a little bit more pricey than the rest but they are more cost effective.

Exotic bonsai trees

If you are into growing bonsais but tired of the common species, you may opt to grow exotic bonsai trees. These species are rare and may require special care in order to thrive under normal conditions. If you decide to do so, be sure that you are committed and you have the luxury of time to know more about these exotic species.

Here are some of the most beautiful and rare species in the bonsai world:

  1. Buttonwood Bonsai (Conocarpus Erectus) – this rare species of bonsai thrive well in a well-lit and moist environment. This variety must not be placed indoor as it may not survive without sufficient sunlight. Be extra cautious in pruning the roots of this tree as they are brittle and sensitive. Buttonwood may grow its leaves rapidly. Thus, defoliation one to three times a year is suggested.