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How to choose the right seeds to grow your bonsai.

By Edited Aug 8, 2015 0 0


There are many varieties of Bonsai Trees offered by Bonsai nurseries; however these can be extremely costly. An alternative choice for growing your very own Bonsai Trees would be to start them from the seed. Although you might not be able to replicate the exact tree that you see at the nursery, you are able to produce a small Bonsai Tree that is quite similar.

You should realize that, actually, there's no such thing as Bonsai Tree seeds. Bonsai Trees are grown from the natural seeds of trees and shrubs which are altered into miniatures by means of various trimming and growing techniques.

The sole exemption to this is a Japanese Yatsubusa Tree. This tree has been genetically altered to create a miniature tree. The genetically modified Bonsai Tree would be the result of being infected with a fungus. The fungus produces dwarf shoots if this disease affects the tree; and the seeds created therefore end up with these genetics. For instance, the Chinese Elms, Japanese Black Pines and Trident Maples are three varieties of Bonsai Trees that suffer from genetic alteration because of fungus.

Thus, with these particular exceptions there are no particular seeds that will produce a Bonsai Tree; so you just need to buy a seed for whichever species of tree that you want to cultivate into a Bonsai and use this to begin with.

Should you come across somebody promoting Bonsai Tree seeds, it's only labeling, as they are only the normal kind of seed. These will work to create your Bonsai Tree all the same. When you plant your seed and grow them in the correct way, you are able to produce a Bonsai Tree from nearly any sort of tree.


Remember, Bonsai Tree seeds are exactly the same as any other kind of tree seed and when they aren't looked after correctly you are going to find yourself with trees that appear to be exactly like those in a forest or your front yard.

Before selecting which Bonsai Tree to produce from seed, first discover all you are able in regards to the different varieties and their attention. Knowing the most important aspects of raising the Bonsai, for example what type of soil to work with, just how much water the tree will need and how to prune your plant, you are able to cultivate a beautiful Bonsai Tree starting from a seed.



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