Bald Cypress Bonsai
Bald Cypress Bonsai: Great for Beginners
Have you ever thought about growing a bonsai tree? Growing bonsai is one of the oldest gardening arts. Where should you begin? If you want to start growing bonsai, make sure you get a bald cypress bonsai tree. This type of bonsai is great for beginners and can bring you a lot of joy in the art of growing bonsai.
This is the best type of bonsai tree to start out with if you know nothing of growing bonsai trees. What you have to do next is choose the way you want to grow it. You can either grow it from scratch or start out with a grown tree that you are able to care for and shape right when you get it. If you want to start from scratch, trees are found in abundance in the southern part of the United States. Many garden centers will also carry these bonsai trees to grow.
Remember that just like any other plant, this type of bonsai tree needs plenty of light, water, and room to grow. Most bonsai plants use soil that promotes drainage so water doesn’t stand in the pot. The type we discuss here, however, like wet, swamp-like soil. You may have to water it more in the summer months, but watering it just once a day is usually sufficient.
The plant needs a lot of sunlight. You can grow these types of trees indoors, but if you decide to grow it outside, make sure that it is in place where it will get the sun most of the day. If you plan to grow it inside, know that it is a tree and it will not thrive as well as an outdoor tree, but it will still grow. Make sure to have it next to window where it will see sunlight for more of the day.
If you start out with a full grown tree, the next thing you need to do is to buy shaping tools in order to cultivate this bonsai tree. There is a formula to cutting the trees in order to shape them properly. It is typically that the height needs to be six times the width of the base. After that initial cut, the tree needs to be pruned regularly in order to keep its shape. Special attention and care is needed for this bonsai tree to look beautiful. Once you have mastered this and have performed that scary first cut, you are well on your way to becoming a great grower of bald cypress bonsai trees.
Bald Cypress Bonsai