What is bonsai? – Bonsai in Japanese means “tree in a pot”. (Bon = ‘tray-like pot’; sai = ‘plant’). Bonsai is the art of growing trees in containers. A bonsai is any tree that is grown in miniature to resemble an aged tree. Good bonsai are images of trees from nature recreated in an idealized miniature shape and are scaled down to a small size to look like wild trees. Bonsai are not genetically dwarfed plants. No two bonsai will look the same as it is practiced in growing live plants.
Bonsai uses techniques like pruning, root reduction, wiring, potting, defoliation & grafting to produce small trees that mimic the shape and style of mature, full-sized trees.
While the art of bonsai has long been associated with Japan, it actually originated first in China and then spread eastward to Korea and then Japan. It was in 1935 that bonsai was finally classified as an art in the West.
Bonsai plants are divided into many categories like Mini Bonsai (up to 2”), Mame Bonsai (up to 6”), Small Bonsai (6” to 12”), Medium Bonsai (12” to 24”) and Large Bonsai (24” to 42”)
The basic bonsai tools used by practitioners are a cutter (used for pruning the branches), wire cutter (used to cut the wires), hook (to remove the soil from the roots) and wires (to shape the trees and branches).
Plants used for bonsai are obtained from nursery plants, pre-bonsai plants, by air layering, cuttings, grafting on root stock and collecting from the wild. Readymade bonsai plants are also available for sale.
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