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When should I start wiring my bonsai?
While there are no hard and fast rules for when to start wire training, a generally accepted time frame is about three to five years. Regardless of the length of time, you want to make sure you do not start wire training until after the roots of the tree have been fully established and the trunk is beginning to grow.
How long do you keep wire on juniper bonsai?
The damage should heal itself in a few months. Keep the newly wired tree out of direct sunlight for 2-4 days and water as needed. After 2-3 months, when the tree has formed to the desired shape, carefully remove the wire.
When should I wire my tropical bonsai?
Tropical species can be wired at virtually any time of the year as they are protected from frost and have little or no dormant period. The wire can cut in fast due to the typically vigorous growth of tropical species and must be checked very often. As a tree grows, the branches very slowly increase in size.
How do you wire a juniper bonsai tree?
How do you trim a juniper bonsai tree for the first time?
Can you wire bonsai in winter?
Most tree species can be wired at any time of the year. However deciduous trees are much easier to wire in late winter due to the absence of leaves. Be attentive when wiring during the growing season as branches grow thick quite fast can result in ugly scars from the wire cutting into the bark.
Do I have to wire my bonsai?
Wire training your bonsai is very essential for the healthy growth of the tree. This is because the tree only grows up to a certain length so it can be strong and mature in that length. The wires help shape the tree into preferable growing patterns which makes it look appealing.
Can I use any wire for bonsai?
Generally speaking any type of wire can be used to shape a bonsai. The objective is to bend the branch and any means used to achieve that end is permissible. Practically however copper and aluminum wire have become the standards.
How do you bend a bonsai tree?
How do you twist a bonsai tree?
How often should I trim my juniper bonsai?
Because junipers grow mostly in late winter and early spring, with another flush of growth in fall, those are the best times to prune your bonsai. Even in late winter, early spring and fall, though, cutting into the brown part of the tree will have the same result: no new growth.
How often do you water a juniper bonsai tree?
In most conditions you will water every two to three days, but could be as little as once a week or as often as every day, depending on your climate. When it needs watering place it in a container of water or your sink for about 5-10 minutes to saturate the roots. Then let it drain. You can also top water.
What does pre bonsai mean?
A pre-bonsai is any kind of material that can be turned into a bonsai. The pre-bonsais are small trees with as a particularity, that they may become beautiful bonsai, in exchange of a little work and care.
What makes bonsai trees expensive?
The price of a bonsai tree is reflective of its age, tree type, and labor required to keep the tree alive. Older trees that were grown in the wild are rare and generally are expensive due to their tapered trunk and mature look. Additional supplies like bonsai tools and pots also increase the price.