A bonsai tree creating yourself in this video i will show the progression of this young plant first step start to clean out the tree removing dead things and remove unwanted leaves and branches after cleaning next pruning the tree before pruning your tree decide on what shape you intend to create once you have decided which branches should be removed observe your tree and decide which branches do not fit the desired design and will need to be removed prune slowly working your way up the tree start with freeing up the trunk of it if you are pruning big or large tree when pruning larger branches you need a concave cutter it’s a young plant so there is no large branches after pruning the larger branches focus on smaller branches until you are satisfied with the result pruning leaves leaves that have grown out of shape using a twin shear we prune long shoots slowly hold the branches and prune the leaves prune branches and leaves that do not fit the desired design after pruning your tree next shaping the tree start to wiring the tree selecting the proper thickness of wire In this tree I selected a 3mm thickness wire wrap the wire around the trunk branch wiring i selected a 2mm wire to wiring the branches first wrap the wire neatly in line with the previously applied 3mm wire the side branch, you can wire the smaller branch growing to the right with a 1mm wire when multiple wires are applied at the same part of the trunk or branch try to put them neatly in line and continue wiring the branch after wiring bending the wired branches after having wired the entire tree you can start bending and repositioning the branches use your hands to hold the outside of the branch with your fingers now bend the branch from the inside of the curve with your thumbs this way you reduce the risk of splitting branches by spreading the force around the outside of the branch when a branch is in position stop moving it as repeated bending will likely damage the branch bend straight sections of branches slightly to make these look more natural after wiring your tree potting in bonsai pot preparing to pot the tree first remove the old soil with a tool do not put in water to remove the soil use a tool to remove the soil carefully you can also use a chopstick to remove soil starting on the sides and bottom of the tree avoid damaging roots in the process after removing the soil next prune the roots cut away any roots that have grown too long do not prune more than 40% of all roots the tree is now ready to replace in the pot select a small size bonsai pot covering the drainage holes with mesh add a thin layer of heavy grain soil first next add another thin layer of bonsai soil place the tree in the pot and then add bonsai soil around the tree remove air pockets in the soil and fill all the air pockets around the root system use a small stick or chopstick to fill the air pockets after adding soil on the top layer add the small stones this will help to keep the soil moisture finally water the tree thoroughly place the tree in the shade and fertilize
Today i’m going to show you how to start a bonsai tree first you have to select a suitable tree for your climate in this video i’m selecting three ixora plants ixora is a tropical to semi-tropical evergreen plant this plant is often grown in warm and cooler climates this plant is suitable choice for bonsai next select the size of your bonsai If you’re choosing to grow your bonsai tree from a seedling or a cutting from another tree they can start off even smaller Larger plants require more water, soil, and sunlight so make sure that you have all the necessary requirements before making your bonsai next starting a bonsai first remove the current pot or container making sure not to break or hurt its main root system carefully remove the old soil with a stick or root rake tool do not damage roots or its main root system you can use chopsticks, tweezers, and similar tools are helpful for this process.
Do not remove the all soil that are attached to the roots it’s a root ball just clean the bottom part soil next pruning the roots If their growth is not adequately controlled bonsai trees can easily outgrow their containers so we must prune the roots cut any large and thick roots cut any upward-facing roots and do not prune more than 40% of all roots after pruning roots preparing to repot next select the pot deciding which pot to use is to make sure the pot is large enough to allow enough soil to cover the roots of the plant to prevent root rot, you’ll also want to ensure your pot has one or more drainage holes on the bottom before re pot the tree in the pot ensure it has a base of fresh, new soil to sit on that gives it the desired height at the bottom of the pot, add a layer of coarse-grain soil or stones as a base then add a finer, looser growing medium or soil above this use a soil that drains well regular garden soil can hold too much water and may drown the roots then place the tree in your new pot in the desired orientation finish adding well-draining soil removing air pockets remove the all air pockets using a thin stick or chopstick after removing air pockets add the soil on the top again add a final layer of moss or sandstone or small stones this can help hold the tree in place keep the tree in shade area for few days after you can place your bonsai in full sunny area finally you can grow your bonsai in outdoor or indoor watering your bonsai use spray water do not pour much water continuously be patient and spray water completely to your bonsai if your climate is hot or warm your bonsai needs every day water if you are growing your bonsai in indoor or your climate is cooler water every two days
Welcome to my channel in this video i’m showing you bonsai slap planting first select a tree it’s a benjamina tree now i’m going to make this tree as a bonsai tree removing all leaves now wiring to the bonsai select a aluminum wire or copper wire aluminum wire is very useful for bonsai making beginners so if you are new to making a bonsai just select a thin aluminum wire wiring is used to give a shape and style to the bonsai and wiring is a method of bending trunks and branches when the plant is still young the trunk is bent into the basic shape of a tree Later as the plant grows, you can bend the branches when you are wiring the plant do not over tight the trunk and branches after wiring and shaping branches then choose a bonsai slap make a potting wall using clay after potting the plant put the layer of stones now removing old soil don’t hurt the roots when you are removing the soil cut the long roots place the tee in the slap and put the bonsai soil removing air pockets to remove the air pockets use a small stick after planting place the moss in top of the clay wall moss will help to keep the soil moisture and give the beautiful look to the bonsai after all keep the tree in partial shade and sunny area and daily water needs to this bonsai use sprayer to water
Growing orange bonsai from air layering these are already prepared orange tree air layerings Cut the air layers, from the bottom of the polyethylene remove the polyethylene be careful do not cut the roots now place the root ball in the pot and fill it with potting soil press it gently and water it after 60 days now ready to re pot this orange plant get the tree out of the pot remove the soil this is the hand made clay pot in this pot now i’m going to repot the orange plant put the stones first layer these stones will provide better drainage to the plant add the bonsai soil fill the soil in half of the pot place the tree in soil place the moss on top of the soil add the stones and cover the soil this helps to keep the soil moisture and also when you are watering to the bonsai tree the stones protect the soil and roots from damages watering to the orange bonsai tree pour the water for every two days after finished re potting
Welcome to my channel today i’m going to create a Tanuki bonsai to create tanuki i just select a Chinese em to make a bonsai before making tanuki preparing the Chinese em plant first i just remove the pot and soil after to create a tanuki we must need a piece of strong dead wood now i just take an old juniper branch this branch treated and prepared for tanuki we can see the shaped and carved line and some some small holes in the branch so it can be used as the deadwood for our Tanuki after attach the Chinese em into the carved line of the deadwood now i’m using a black sellotape and 1mm thick aluminum wire to attach the chinese em after potting tanuki bonsai put the bonsai soil in the pot and place the plant in the pot make sure the roots must be contacted with the soil then add some bonsai soil this dead wood does not rot or spoil when watering because i have treated the dead wood with a chemical preseravative by soaking it in a wood sealer for two weeks then letting it dry for six months.
so this plant can live long in this dead wood with moisture pour water once in 3 days keep in full shade for few weeks .
In this video i’m showing now making of slap bonsai bonsai slap planting and then these plants are already wired this is a cement bonsai slap on this slap i’m just making clay wall or pot materials i used to make this clay mix natural pottery clay peat moss and water if you don’t have peat moss or natural pottery clay you can make this clay using garden soil with water this clay wall must be at least 2.5 inch height because there must be enough space for planting after drying clay wall place the plant in slap pot then put the bonsai soil mix press the soil slowly then put some soil after place the moss to cover the clay wall moss retains the soil moisture and avoids soil eroding after put some stones this will protect the soil and keep moisture and also looks beautiful i’m just putting some sand for beauty finished work every day watering need for this slap bonsai use sprayer to water and over watering will affect the plants so Do not pour too much water and sunlight for bonsai bonsai needs about 5 hours of direct or indirect sunlight per day Place your bonsai at a window facing the south