Bonsai prices: how to choose depending on the species
The prices of bonsai vary, of course, depending on the species, but are generally below fifty euros: therefore, they are contained costs. When purchasing a bonsai for the first time, it is advisable to focus on a species that is easy to care for, which requires little maintenance and above all reacts with extreme sensitivity to corrective actions: a nurseryman will then be able to advise you on the solution more adequate, depending on your level of experience. It is equally important to buy a suitable plant for the place where it will be placed; for example, sub-tropical species prefer wet environments. In general, among the easiest to care for indoor bonsai are the serissa, jade, ficus, elm and privet, while among the outdoor bonsai it is worth mentioning the maple, pine and juniper. The prices of bonsai for sale on the Internet, sometimes, can be lower than those of the seedlings for sale in garden centers: it will be worth, therefore, to check the availability of bonsai also on the web to be able to find business and opportunities. Once bought, bonsai obviously needs treatment: they do not grow naturally in nature, but they are the result of continuous repotting and pruning interventions that must be implemented since the early years, without forgetting interventions and applications with tie rods, weights and wires. In spite of the man-made manipulations, in any case, bonsai maintain the same characteristics of the original species from the point of view of flowering and fruiting; evidently, they also require the same care in terms of irrigation and fertilization. Although these species are small and forced, they are luxuriant and healthy plants.
Where to place the plant
The starting point can only consist in identifying the best location for the plant. In the case of an indoor bonsai, apartment accommodation must be away from drafts and heat sources (for example a fireplace or a heater). It will also be good to opt for a sufficiently illuminated place, provided that it is not immediately near a window, either because the glass, with the rays of the sun, would act as a lens, with the risk of causing burns to the bonsai, both for the possible presence of drafts, both because in winter the sudden changes in temperature that would be created by opening the window could give rise to serious problems. When, in the spring and summer months, temperatures start to exceed fifteen degrees in a stable manner, the plant must be placed on the balcony or on the windowsill, so that it has the opportunity to reinvigorate itself. Conversely, outdoor essences will require an outdoor location all year round: otherwise, they will weaken and may even die; every single plant, moreover, needs a specific location, in partial shade or in full sun, to be respected accurately. In external location, in any case, it is good to ensure the bonsai a protection from any animals that could ruin it, and from violent rainfall (hail) and very strong gusts of wind.
Watering: instructions for use
Once you have identified the dwelling of the sapling, it will be good to think of the waterings, which are essential given the low presence of earth in the pot, which consequently dries up, especially during the hottest months, very quickly. On the other hand it is also advisable to avoid the opposite excess, that is an administration of exaggerated water, which could cause the plant to "drown" or more simply to cause rottenness and infections due to the water stagnation caused by humidity. Respecting the instructions on the plant information sheet, the general rule will be that you need to water when the soil, if touched with a finger, is dry. It is absolutely forbidden to give water to the plant by immersing it in water, even for a few minutes: this operation would have the sole effect of depriving the earth of the nutrients it contains. In the presence of a soil characterized by a discrete drainage, you can use a watering can equipped with an adjustable diffuser, so as to wet the earth evenly without the need to move it. There are also bonsai, mostly from China, with a poorly draining soil as it is very clayey: in this case you will have to proceed with immersion watering, but it will be good to do a repotting in a short time. Finally, the interior essences also claim to have the sprayed hair, to avoid the possible damage deriving from a too dry climate.
Bonsai prices: Some prices
In conclusion, it is worth reiterating that the prices of bonsai vary according to the species: you can find saplings for sale for a few euros as well as saplings that require an outlay of several hundred euros. Among the most economical species is the olive tree, which can be purchased for fifteen euros, while the azaleas, outdoor bonsai with spectacular flowering, they cost forty euros. Finally, a very common choice is represented by the ficus bonsai, available on average at thirty euros.
As also happens with olive trees, corylus and maples, the price of the plant is closely related to its old age. To obtain bonsai of a certain value, but also olive trees or maples of a certain beauty, it takes many years and this is what we are going to pay in these plants. There are bonsai that can cost even hundreds and hundreds of euros and their cost is closely linked to the years, time and care that it took to get those bonsai.