How to Grow Larger Trunks for Bonsai

How to Grow Larger Trunks for Bonsai

One often asked question is how to grow larger trunks for bonsai trees. Bonsai trees are not different from their regular sized counterparts. This plant requires cold, warm, air, light, water and some humidity. On the other hand, the outdoor varieties require the cold of winter to completely allow them to go dormant. If you are growing an indoor bonsai, it is best to position your start-up plant in a place where they can get dark, light, proper ventilation and will be quickly accessible to water. In addition to this, several growers take pride in planning and designing intricate tiny landscapes with bonsai trees. It requires proper care to keep the bonsai tree properly groomed and healthy.

If you have a bonsai plant, you definitely know that it is not easy to take good care of it. Bonsai tree needs right amount water. When watering your bonsai tree, it is best to use moisture meter and you also need to replant your bonsai tree occasionally. This is the perfect time to prune and inspect your trees root system. One of the things that easily and quickly kill a bonsai tree is by getting root bound. Always bear in mind that you need to care for your bonsai tree below and above ground. Here, you will know and learn the proper and effective techniques in growing larger trunks for bonsai tree. Check these out:

 Watering- This would seem very simple, but many will mess this part up and eventually kill the bonsai plant. Always remember to avoid watering the bonsai tree in a routine basis. You may have to water it at 8am, and then 12 hours later discover and check it. The reality is that the bonsai tree will drink the water as it needs it. Keep the soil moist, when it needs it.

Wiring– This is considered as a common technique to use when growing larger trunks for bonsai tree. It is very important to wire the trunk and branches. With the use of wires, you can encourage the trunk of the bonsai tree to grow in artistic forms.

 Pruning- It is another technique that enables the bonsai plant to remain small. Without pruning, the bonsai tree will continue to grow outside the pot and turn into a normal size tree. The first thing to do is to begin by trimming small areas and concentrate on the trunk. Bonsai trees need to be given enough time to recuperate after experiencing a severe pruning. With proper pruning and care, the bonsai tree will remain and grow healthy for years. When pruning, make sure to leave extra branches of every weak area of the trunk to help promote the growth of the region.


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Any problems at the branches should be removed instantly. Bear in mind that whatever you do above ground will also affect the bonsai tree below ground. It simply means that if you prune the leaves and branches with no heavy cutting in the root system, the bonsai tree will try to correct for this by over growing. If you want to grow larger trunks for your bonsai plant, move your bonsai tree to a huge container to encourage roots to spread.

The effective and proven techniques on how to grow larger trucks for bonsai that are mentioned above will serve as your guide and key to having a healthy bonsai plant.



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Bonsai Branch Bender

This bender is very helpful as you become more advanced in bonsai. This tool is very adjustable and will easily handle tree trunks up to an inch. They are very low priced and can be left in place. I did a short demo video on this bender. Watch the Bonsai Branch Bender demo video.

Bonsai Knob Cutters

A good pair of Bonsai Knob Cutters is essential for advanced bonsai artistry. These tools are great for gettting in close and removing small buds, branchs, gins, and inperfections. This is a high quality pair and is made from carbon steel.

Bonsai Tweezers

This is probably not the first bonsai tool I would buy, but it sure comes in handy. There is always something small, like a bud or a bug that needs to be grabbed. This type is good because there is a blade tool on the opposite end. This can be used to loosen the plant from the edge of a pot.

Bonsai Leaves Branch Shears

For a smaller hand, the best pair of shears is Bonsai Leaves Branch Shears. The smaller opening allow the user greater control and the length allows you to reach deep inside a plant and clip interior leafs and branches.

Bonsai Knife

A good sharp Bonsai Knife is one of the most important tools you can have. There are so many uses that I can't even list them all. You just need it there when it is needed.

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