Flowering bonsai plants can be developed from seed or cuttings or also from young trees. Flowering bonsai plants require feeding, watering pruning and training at routine intervals in order for them to grow healthy. They are grown in small containers to get a desired shape by the application of wire coils.
There are three main aspects to consider when going to buy a blooming bonsai:
The choice of the containers
The position of the plant within the container
The choice of the plant variety.
4 Sizes Of Flowering Bonsai
There are 4 primary sizes of blooming bonsai. There is miniature, little, medium and average size. Mini bonsai grow to 2 inches in height and mainly achieve this within two years. Little bonsai grow to two to six inches in height and generally take five to 10 years to mature, where as medium bonsai grow to 6 to twelve inches in height and will reach their complete potential within 3 years. Average sized blooming bonsai grow to approximately 2 feet, and are also grown within 3 years.
Two Basic Styles Of Growing Flowering Bonsai Plants
There is the traditional style, also referred to as Koten, which has a broader trunk at the base and gets thinner towards the top. There is also the informal design, also called comic and Bunkin, which is the opposite of traditional with the top end larger than the trunk.
Popular Flowering Bonsai Trees
Mt. Fuji Serissa – this is known for its white colorings on the external edges of the leaves. It flowers a single white flower in summer and likes lots of heat and sun so need to be put in an appropriate spot in a garden. The soil must be dry prior to it is watered.
Blooming Quince – This originates from Asian countries and has a display screen of white and red flowers on bare branches. It is a world preferred and the leaves have small teeth and flowers grow in tight clusters. It produces green and yellow fruits and may be difficult, but requires a great deal of sunlight and soil that is well-drained between watering. It ought to not be over watered.
Okinawa Holly – This has small pink flowers that bloom throughout spring and summer. It is tough, but grows best in temperatures in between 60 and 85 degrees. For upkeep, it is best to be spray misted everyday from spring to fall and a minimum of twice a day in winter season.