hi, yesterday I bought a bonsai and since I am a newbie and I am not a gardening expert I wanted to ask you for advice on how to make it grow well and how to treat it well.
I don't want a bonsai high or large but I want it for example of 50 maximum. and I wanted to ask you something else how can I prune it to perfection to make it look good ???? thank you I look forward to your reply
note: I am a 14 year old boy xD hello.
congratulations for your passion, which, as you are so young, you will be able to develop and grow at will in the years to come. Basically one is the main rule for the budding bonsai artist: each plant has different needs. Starting from this rule, a hobby develops that will lead you to know a lot about plants; bonsai enthusiasts from all over the world are often self-taught, but despite this the art of bonsai is not improvised, to be able to practice it it is first of all necessary to know what plant we are dealing with, to know its needs, and then to be able to cultivate it at its best . Bonsai are all kinds of plants, shrubs, trees, bulbous plants, perennials; some plants cultivated as bonsai, if extracted from the pot and placed in the ground, can become over the years majestic trees, several meters high. In order to ensure that these plants remain small in size, daily practice involves a lot of stratagems, cures, techniques. First of all, however, it is of fundamental importance that your bonsai is healthy and well; and to have a healthy and luxuriant plant it is important to hope that plant is and what its natural environment is. Only a healthy plant can allow us to practice pruning, pinching the shoots, repotting, pruning the roots; these bonsai practices are certainly a failure if practiced on a plant suffering from pests, or which is watered in an incorrect way. So, since you're starting now with your passion, it starts with making sure of the genus, species and needs of the bonsai you've purchased. Is it a garden or apartment plant? Do you like direct sunlight or do you prefer shade? Does it come from an area with a wet climate or from a dry or Mediterranean area? Both the redwoods and the crassula are grown as bonsai, that is, both the ancient trees of majestic dimensions and the succulent plants. It is therefore not possible to indicate general rules on the cultivation of bonsai, as each plant, in addition to having different needs, tends to respond differently to pruning, stapling, wire, repotting. When you have discovered the species of the plant you own, it begins to cultivate it in the best way, trying to understand how much water it needs, where it prefers to be positioned, which soil is best for growing it; if your bonsai lives, grows and sprouts, in two or three months you will be ready to start treating it as a bonsai. On the web you will find many articles on pruning and stapling plants; while you are cultivating your bonsai, try reading something about it; considers that a good bonsai artist has generally gone through a series of trials and errors, which have guaranteed him a good amount of practical experience, which has added to all the knowledge he has been able to assimilate in years of reading, courses and internet research.