The Bougainvillea tree itself makes a great bonsai tree in South Africa. They are known for their huge flowers that come in various sizes. When you see a Bougainvillea bonsai tree you will know it. They are consider a sub-tropicalRead more
Bonsai trees are not always the easiest to care for. Many people have tried and failed with such a tree. The ficus bonsai is one of the most popular species because it is more tolerant than others. It can dealRead more
How to Prune a Bonsai Tree
The goal of maintenance pruning is to maintain and refine the shape of a tree.
Like any other plant, your bonsai tree has necessities in order for it to grow and flurish in our South African climate. It needs water, sunlight and fertilizer. Since all trees have different water requirements, you should select the right tree species to grow that suits your situation. Depending on the type of tree, the bonsai will also need more water which you have to supply. Some Bonsais require more water or “more frequent waterings”.
How to Feed Bonsai Trees
While trees naturally grown can spread their roots to find nutrients Bonsai trees are potted plants, which means they will consume all the nutrients from the soil if it is not regularly replenished; watering of the plants also causes a loss of nutrients from the soil. Feeding bonsai to keep it healthy and to grow with the right fertiliser can be easy with the right expertise.