Getting Started with a Bonsai Tree
Bonsai Tree Care by Species
One of the most interesting aspects of bonsai is that each species of tree varies slightly in its care, maintenance, and training. Part of the fun is learning how each species grows and how we can train or shape it. If you've got a tree in mind, start with our species guides to get some helpful articles specific to your bonsai tree.
Basic Care & Maintenance
Bonsai trees are much easier to care for than what most people think. For beginners, we always recommend getting a firm grasp of the basics in keeping your bonsai tree healthy and thriving. Browse our basic care and maintenance articles below.
Bonsai Tools and Usage
Bonsai tools are essential when working with your trees. There are quite a lot of tools, each with its own use and purpose. We've compiled a few articles and videos to learn more about how they can help you.
Training and Shaping Techniques
There are many different methods in which a bonsai can be trained ranging from clip and grow to wiring and placement. We've got some helpful tips and techniques below to get your started in training your tree. Once you've got a handle on basic care and maintenance on your bonsai tree, you can start to add your own personal design style.
Bonsai Repotting and Transplanting
Repotting your Bonsai tree will help it stay healthy and promote growth as well as improve the overall aesthetics of your bonsai tree.
Looking to grow your own tree from cuttings or seeds? We've got some helpful on starting from scratch. Coming Soon.
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