Things to know to grow your own bonsai fruit tree

Bonsai is an art that teaches you patience, time and also allows you to find a calmness in your own self. Bonsai has a history of thousands of years and has been a tradition passed down in the Japanese culture. For most, the name bonsai Akins to time consumption and patience, and in the negative way. Although the process of growing a bonsai tree is supposed to test your own patience and teach you to learn the process of time, it also produces an awesome result after all your efforts.


Types of fruit that can be cultivated as bonsai fruit trees are limited and variant. When you search on the internet there are various ways for you to obtain a readymade bonsai fruit plant. But for those who want to start from scratch, keep in mind that making the rough material or a pre bonsai plant, takes around 4-5 years as it needs to grow slowly into a full grown tree in miniature.


Some of the more popular species taken up for fruit bonsai plant are; blueberry tree, black olive tree, quince, crab apple, fig and orange. From these selections quince and fig and orange trees can grow in almost any climate, cherry tree is a sub-tropical tree, black olive is a dry climate tree and the blueberry is suited for colder areas.


You can find the tree and the starter kit for it if you want to grow the plant yourself, so when you buy the tree make sure to get a rough material tree so you can shape and the stylize the tree the way you want.

Raising a bonsai is the same as any house plant when it comes to the basics. You need to water it, watch the soil (make sure water drains), and keep the sunlight to the suitable average (so the plant does not die without sunlight or get scorched up). You can always get a tree that is not in the same climate region as yours but your caring techniques and environments then needs to be adjusted according to the tree’s native environments.


When you get a bonsai fruit tree you have the added care instructions of adding fertilizer, nutrition and other requirements to make it grow fruits. Beware that the fruits of the plant will be sized according to the tree. So if you have a really small fruit bonsai then the chances are that you will not be able to eat the fruit. So generally the fruit bonsai trees are slightly larger than their aesthetic woody counterparts.

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