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Bonsai Plants – Growing the Various Dwarfed Ornamental Trees

Both as an art and hobby, growing bonsai plants has world wide popularity due to the aesthetics involved in this process. These dwarfed ornamental trees can be grown indoors or outdoors to provide decorative pieces that enhance the beauty of the surroundings.

Bonsai Plants – Some Exotic Options

Most of the commonly used bonsai plants are of coniferous or deciduous variety, though some fruiting varieties are also available commercially. These plants come in some very exotic types that can be used for value addition and artistic decoration of any place. Wisteria is one of the most preferred bonsais due to its wonderfully colored flowers. Orange Jasmine is another variant that combines floral beauty with pleasing fragrance. Mimosa has silky filaments, which is smooth to feel along with being high on the fragrance quotient. This bonsai is slightly bigger compared to the other species. Desert rose is one of the uncommon bonsai plants that requires higher temperatures to survive and adds color to the collection.

Juniper Bonsai – Growing Technique

There are several varieties of juniper bonsai most of which have sharp and slender leaves and bear small juicy berries. These plants grow well in hot climates and must be planted in sunny zones of the garden, which are well drained. While planting remove the plant from its container and loosen the roots. The hole should be adequate to accommodate all the roots, which will have to be spread apart while placing in the hole. Formula fertilizer will have to be sprinkled on the plant right after planting and the same repeated every year. It is important to note that juniper bonsai cannot sustain heavy pruning and therefore only dead leaves and tips should be pruned. Avoid over watering the plants as they are prone to fungal diseases.

Maple Bonsai – Vibrant Beauty

The leafy and full appearance of the maple bonsai makes them a fantastic sight especially as they change color, turning yellow and red during fall. These plants grow well in warm conditions and require partial sunlight with adequate shade in between. Maple plants require moist soil, regular watering and correct drainage. Regular feeding with fertilizers will help a faster growth among these trees. Cascading of the plants can be done or they can be wired into a curve depending on the looks that you desire. Regular pruning will maintain the attractiveness of this bonsai, however care must be taken not to split or damage the trunks during the process.

Original Author: kelly hendricks Full Bio
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