Keeping Imperial Bonsai Trees Indoors
Bird’s eye view of this large Imperial Bonsai collection, much Bonsai-shirataki, seen in September 2021. The michi road is towards the right side of this image, running parallel to the urns at the bottom of the picture. It can be seen that the urns are placed at the base of the main trunk, and they extend up to about the same height as the tree trunk. In a few cases, the branches have been left slightly shorter to allow for some of these urns to fit.
For anyone new to Japanese garden or bonsai tree care, it is a good idea to first become familiar with the patterns and shapes used to decorate these miniature trees and their accompanying pots. We will look at how to cut the trees and prepare them for cutting. As in most Eastern cultures, the majority of people keep their trees indoors. However, there are many who keep their trees outdoors, either because they prefer a slower growth pace, or as an act of rebellion against the fast life. The purpose of this article is to discuss the benefits of keeping your miniature trees indoors when they are not in season, and how to cut the trees and prepare them for cutting when they are.
The first step in taking care of your imperial bonsai trees is to understand a little bit about how they grow. It is important to know how the trees we see are constructed. They are usually three inches tall, with roots spread out between them on the underside of the leaves. Their branches grow wide, tapering to two or three feet, with their central support often encircled by a circle of leafy green around it. If you find one that has a pattern, such as a star or a heart, this is normal.
In our gardens, we often have several types of trees, but our largest bonsai trees are often the result of long, patient work. One important consideration is the tree’s mature size. The largest bonsai trees are often in containers. While it may be possible to grow these trees in your garden, the soil would need to be firm. You can expect your soil to retain approximately two percent nitrogen, making it ideal for growing trees. We recommend that you use a well-balanced soil mix, with plenty of light, and moist but not soggy.
When you select your Imperial bonsai trees, there are several things you should consider. They are all sold as single specimens. Make sure that you can clearly see the trunks, and check carefully to make sure that none of them is broken or damaged. You should also carefully look at the roots. Any that appear to be damaged or decaying should be removed.
Imperial bonsai trees come in a variety of colors. Some of them are extremely rare, while others are available frequently. It’s often difficult to find a variety that is both rare and popular. There are often several colors available in small bonsai trees, and the colors tend to become more prominent as the tree matures.
Small bonsai trees often require a small pot. The pots on the market today are much larger than those of just ten years ago. This is often because they are no longer mass produced, and their durability has been proven by real experts who inspect the pots. The small pots will also often have drainage holes, which is especially helpful if your tree is situated outdoors.
There are many advantages to keeping an Imperial miniature tree indoors. The plant will not be subject to the extreme temperatures of outdoor trees, and it’s easy to keep the humidity level manageable inside the house. Many indoor bonsai will even be given water by you; this is not the case when you’re attempting to grow them outdoors. If you live in a house with air conditioning, there is a good chance the tree won’t ever suffer from frost heaves, which are often fatal to miniature trees. If you are interested in keeping an Imperial bonsai tree indoors, you may wish to find a local store that specializes in this sort of plant, and see what sort of selection they have.