In addition, the Baobab bonsai should receive no water at all during the winter, as watering them in winter will cause root rot and your plant will die. The most challenging aspect of caring for a Baobab bonsai, aside from taking care to water properly, is to acknowledge that these trees take a very long time to grow.
The branch or trunk is trained to its new location by having the damaged cells heal. When they heal, the tree branch will grow in the shape you want, as that is how the cells are now formed. When you secure a branch with bonsai wire, it is important that you do not damage the tree so badly the branch breaks or the wire cuts into the bark of the tree.
They require a dormancy period, where they are kept at colder temperatures and are permitted to rejuvenate. This process is vital for the survival of the plant. A juniper that is not permitted to go into dormancy will typically die within a few months. As more people are entering the bonsai hobby, there are more varieties of trees suitable for indoor growing coming into the market.
Low quality tools run risk of damaging your tree and leaving unpleasant looking scars on the bark of the tee. Low quality bonsai tools tend to be duller, lacking the ability to cleanly shear when needed. A clean cut is required when you're wanting to hide evidence that the tree has had branches removed unnaturally.
For the casual grower, bonsai trees are simplistic, just small trees that are stunted by the confines of their pots. For the professional bonsai tree grower, the trees are works of art that can last for hundreds of years if cared for properly. If you are interested in growing bonsai trees, there are several things that you should keep in mind.
This is due to the fact that these trees require a period of dormancy, where the tree will rejuvenate any damage that has been done to it over the growing seasons between spring and fall. If you fail to allow the tree to go into the state of dormancy, the tree will typically die within a few months of its scheduled time in dormancy.