Is An Outdoor Bonsai?
by Andrew Green
Bonsai trees and plants are basically trees and plants that are
pruned and trimmed to keep their size minimal. The trees and plants
relish the practise because they get a lot of care and attention
and have a lifespan similar, even greater in some cases, than their
wild counterparts. Indoor Bonsai can be bought from virtually anywhere
in the world and the increase in popularity has seen a large increase
in the number of specialist shops dedicated to the growing and caring
Outdoor Bonsai can be grown in a small area of your garden, and
some of the most healthy Bonsai in the world are outdoor Bonsai.
However, it is important that you should try to buy outdoor Bonsai
from a shop close to home, thus ensuring that your specimen can
cope with the conditions you are going to force it to endure. If
you live in a baking hot state in America and are considering buying
over the Internet, you shouldn't be buying a Bonsai from a cold
climatic country, as there is a good chance it will not thrive in
Do outdoor Bonsai need less care than indoor Bonsai?
Just because you are growing your Bonsai in a small area of your
garden doesn't mean you should or indeed can forget about them and
just expect them to maintain their miniature height or grow at all.
A Bonsai that isn't trimmed and cut will cease to be a Bonsai and
will simply become a tree, presuming there is room for the roots
to grow; it's amazing exactly where your roots will dig to, they
will often find a way through or around concrete, rocks and even
other plants and trees so be very careful where you situate it.
If you are growing your outdoor Bonsai in a pot, which is the
most common and sensible way to do it, then you should never bring
it indoors. No matter how ill it looks it will undoubtedly not enjoy
the sudden change in conditions and even the most healthy and hardy
of Bonsai can only withstand a day, possibly two at the very most,
indoors as a centre piece. It is very important to remember this,
do not bring an outdoor Bonsai indoors for longer than one day every
season. Bringing your Bonsai in during the winter and putting it
next to the blazing hot heater is undoubtedly going to scorch the
leaves and the roots, and your plant will probably die from dehydration.
The reverse is also true, bringing a Bonsai in from the heat and
leaving it next to the Air Conditioning unit is the equivalent of
a shock frost in summer and will also kill your Bonsai.
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