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Hwa Fong Bonsai exhibition 2017





Most of the tools required for maintaining and growing a bonsai tree can be purchased at most hardware stores or are sold online from stores that specially handle bonsai tree care supplies. While many of these tools are used in basic maintenance of established trees, there are some tools used for grafting and defoliation that are typically only purchased and used by those who are forming their own bonsai tree designs. 

Many growers have witnessed a tree die within several days due to quick exposure to cold temperatures. If you live somewhere cold, it is vital that you store the Baobab bonsai somewhere the plant can remain warm throughout the winter season. 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. 

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. 

A final aspect of bonsai care, that many beginners are not aware of, is learning when the proper time to prune and pot the tree is at. Each species of tree is different, and depending on when your tree is dormant and active is when you will prune your plant. Some species need to be pruned before new buds have grown. 

Each of these methods needs to be performed with care, as your bonsai trees can be killed if you over prune, over trim, or otherwise critically damage the root and structure of the bonsai trees. Unlike other styles of potted plants, bonsai trees require careful watering in order to survive. Each species of bonsai tree is different, and has different watering needs. 

Because bonsai grow in such small pots, the trees need to be watered in a very specific fashion. Over or under watering the tree is a death sentence for a bonsai. Under watering the tree causes the tree to wilt, wither, then die. Over watering causes a condition known as root rot, which is responsible for the destruction of the root system.