Caring for a pine bonsai tree

Bonsai is an art dedicated to growing miniature versions of large trees. The pine bonsai tree is one of the species that is use for this art and is suited for beginners, especially.

How to take care of a pine bonsai tree:

The first thing you must know is how you must plant it.

It will grow roots in a deep pot, in order to offer the best support to the tree. You will change the pot at some periods of time, usually every two to three years. The most recommended season to re-pot is spring.

Keep the tree in a sunny spot in the house. The sun has the role to keep the leaves short. As for the temperature of the space you will place the pine bonsai tree, you can easily leave it where are 65 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

The plant doesn’t require a lot of watering. If you create a moist environment, the roots can actually rot. This is consistent with various types of bonsai trees. Create the conditions for the soil to drain, so that it won’t retain water.

The best suited soil composition is one quarter of pine bark, ¼ sphagnum and the rest grit. If you wonder why there is pine bark in the soil, the reason is to facilitate the growth of a fungus that helps the tree grow.

Taking care of your bonsai tree means also to prune it. Do this during autumn or spring when is the period of slow growth and when you avoid losing sap that can be damaging for the pine bonsai tree. This action depends on the way and model the tree is growing. Be careful and don’t prune it excessively because you can stop it from growing.

Take care of your specific type of tree, keeping in mind that a White pine bonsai tree doesn’t need the same conditions as a Scots pine bonsai (for example, the latter one grows by spreading its braches in a balanced, horizontal way and doesn’t require a large pot to be planted in).

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