There is an idea that circulates and it is that it is difficult have a bonsai at home: that they are difficult to care for, that they take years to grow, that you have to be an expert in the field to achieve a good development of the plant.
It is true that to have a bonsai you have to know something about the plant but it is only what happens with any other species. As always happens, there are easier plants and others more difficult and that is why you have to know the tricks of each species in order to monitor their development.
The importance of the species
If you would like to have a bonsai at homeyou can do it although the first thing is to take into account the species that best adapts to the climate of the place where you live. Also, try to choose those plants that do not require too specific care. If you want to play it safe, you can try it juniper or with maple. Juniper it is also an option to make a bonsai and there are also some varieties of ficus that adapt without problems.
For, make a bonsai you always have to have one wide, wide-mouthed pot although not very deep as this format will help the roots to expand too much, which influences the growth of the bonsai. If you want a small plant then you must do like the Japanese with geishas, who forced them to wear small shoes so as not to allow their feet to grow during childhood.
As for the land, choose a bonsai substrate and thus you will ensure a well-drained and loose soil. Before planting the bonsai remember that you have to clean the roots very well in order to remove any traces of earth. For the first watering, submerge the pot in water and leave it for a period of time so that the plant absorbs what it needs.
The pruning is essential in the case of bonsai. It is a craftsman’s job that requires a certain regularity as the branches will have to be pruned as they grow and spread too much.