Welcome to all today i’m going to show you how to make a bonsai soil now adding four main ingredients are lava rock, fine gravel or pumice, compost and coco peat or peat moss first adding two part lava rock if there is dusty or sandy, sift it as well next adding two part of fine gravel you can two part fine gravel or pumice for good water and air circulation next adding one part of compost do not add too much compost because it doesn’t aerate and drain very well you can add compost less than one part or half part next adding one part or hand full of peat moss or coco peat if you don’t have coco peat you can add dried peat moss i just add hand full of coco peat mix the all ingredients lava rock used for bonsai soil retains water and adds good structure and roots can’t grow into lava rock fine gravel used for bonsai soil well draining and aerated bonsai soil and also used as a bottom layer in bonsai pots to enhance drainage Once wet, coco peat or peat moss is a bonding agent If you don’t have time to check on your trees twice a day, add more organic potting compost and some peat moss or coco peat If you live in a wet climate, add more lava rock to enhance the draining qualities of your mixture thanks for watching
Welcome to everyone today i’m going to work on dwarf pomegranate bonsai repotting dwarf pomegranate is a very popular choice for growing bonsai re-potting should only be carried out every two or three years tree needs a number of years in the ground for the trunk to become thick because the trunk will not thicken in a bonsai pot so i just repot this tree in small cement pot it’s not a bonsai pot after two years i’ll repot this tree in a small bonsai pot now i’m repotting this tree in a ordinary cement pot for the trunk to become thick first for the better drainage place a piece of jute cloth and put some stones in the bottom layer of the pot then place the tree center of the pot and add the bonsai soil pomegranate needs a potting mix that is well draining and organic nutrients mix of 60% aggregate and 40% organic is good for pomegranate trees It will also need supplements, either organic or an inorganic time release fertilizer that is specifically for plants that produce flowers and fruit If you want the tree to grow healthy flowers and fruits use a fertilizer with high phosphorous and high potassium from spring to late summer should not be fertilized in the three months following re-potting watering to the dwarf pomegranate tree tree requires regular watering to keep the soil slightly moist but not overly wet and do not allow the soil to completely dry out over water and shortage of water harm the tree reduce the watering over the winter months about wiring or shaping to the dwarf-pomegranate bonsai dwarf pomegranate trees should not be wired because tree will begin to die from the tip of its leaves or roots backward It’s much better to use the clip and grow method to shape them styling the pomegranate bonsai best as a single tree and not grouped because of the flowers and fruits the natural style is semi-cascade, informal and multi-trunk styles such as twisting trunk style leaf and branch pruning best time to prune the tree is in spring, before it begins producing new growth prune one or two sets of leaves and dead stems by hand pinching pinching-out of each first or third leaf will increase the plant’s foliage place the pomegranate bonsai tree outside this tree likes full sun and growing well in sunny area pomegranate bonsai can be grown indoors in a warm sunny site during the summer months the great advantage of placing it outdoors in summer is that it will be visited by insects that ensure pollination in winter months place the tree indoors on a bright site and watering in the winter watering your bonsai tree once or twice a week is very important avoid watering your tree when the temperature is freezing or too cold don’t water bonsai trees at nighttime and daytime is best to water watering in summer water your tree twice a day, once in the morning and in the evening don’t water the leaves of your bonsai tree when the sun is very hot because it may cause burnt leaves never water your bonsai trees when the weather is too hot because the water inside the pot may get too hot, spoiling the roots you won’t be able to water your tree every day, you need to abundantly water it before leaving put the bonsai container in a water bucket so your bonsai tree can obtain water from the bottom this helps your bonsai tree to survive for around up to 3 to 5 days pomegranate bonsai trees may be attacked by whitefly or pomegranate butterfly caterpillars to control whitefly attack spraying the bonsai tree with water spraying your pomegranate bonsai tree every few months using non-toxic insecticide that will help protect your pomegranate bonsai from pests don’t spray your bonsai tree with an insecticide if the soil is dry dwarf pomegranate bonsai trees are famous for their fruit-bearing and flowering characteristics they are both suitable for beginners and expert bonsai growers thanks for watching
Welcome to my channel today i’m going to make a mame bonsai it’s a Chinese banyan tree and i bought it from nursery shop it’s a small size plant and in this stage, good choice for making a bonsai now i’m going to make it as a bonsai first we need small size bonsai pots ,bonsai tools, small soil stones and bonsai soil now slightly press down to loosen the soil and take out the plant from its pot then removing the old soil using a thin stick or bonsai root rake tool when removing the soil do not damage the main root system keep doing very patiently do not remove the all soil and do not use water to remove the soil because root ball is needed to make a bonsai next root pruning cut side roots and any roots that have grown too long and do not cut the main root and avoid damaging roots in the process just cut small and long roots and side roots if you cut or damage the main root system the tree will die soon do not remove more than 50% of all roots next re potting them into the new bonsai pots now add the bottom layer of stones this will help the good drainage and then add the bonsai soil then place and set the tree in center of the pot and fill the remaining pot space with soil completely after adding the bonsai soil remove and fill the air pockets using a stick or chopstick next add the moss and some stones on top of the soil this will help to keep the moisture after making the bonsai trees live in small pots and their world dries out much quicker than plants in the ground so close attention should be paid to watering pour water once a week thoroughly and deeply check and water your bonsai every two or three days use organic liquid fertilizer and fertilize every three weeks during the growing season and once a month in the winter keep the bonsai in bright indirect light places or direct morning sunlight is preferable and direct afternoon sun can sometimes burn the leaves to grow indoors, close to a sunny window, or outdoors year round in warmer climates thanks for watching
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
Welcome to my channel now i’m going to show you Croton bonsai re-potting it is a three years old Croton bonsai this bonsai needs re potting because roots have filled the container and it has overgrown roots hold the soil together in a pretty tight loosen up the soil remove the tree carefully from its pot see the roots are almost overgrowing it is time to re pot removing the old soil carefully use bonsai root rake to carefully remove the soil if you don’t have bonsai root rake you can use chopstick or small stick to remove the soil when you are working avoid damaging the main root system and do not soak in water to remove soil because you can’t get the root ball prune all long , large and out grown roots do not prune more than 40% of all roots next i decided to replant the tree in another bonsai pot because i think the old pot haven’t enough space placing a mesh net or jute cloth piece to cover the hole now i’m just putting a thin layer of small stones in the bottom of the pot for drainage purposes then fill the new fresh bonsai soil then place the tree in position After placing the tree in the pot fill the bonsai soil this fresh soil should be worked in around and under the roots and also avoid leaving any air pockets make sure to fill all the air pockets around the roots use chopstick or any small stick and fill the air pockets after filling the soil add the stones or moss on top of the soil this will keep the soil moisture after repotting water the tree thoroughly use sprayer to water it’s an another type Croton bonsai now i’m going to repot it in another bonsai pot loosing the soil and remove the tree carefully from its pot i just use a small stick to remove the soil after removing the old soil roots pruning i just cut long and outgrown roots next repotting it in a bonsai pot covering the hole with a jute net and add the thin layer of stones and then put the bonsai soil and place the tree in the position and then add the bonsai soil after all watering to the tree with a sprayer next after repotting the trees keep them in shade for few days and then you can move them in sunny area thanks for watching
Welcome to my channel in this video i’m showing bougainvillea bonsai re-potting it’s a two years old bougainvillea bonsai bougainvillea needs to be repotted once every two-three years in springtime now i’m going to repot this bonsai first removing the old soil with a bonsai tool carefully remove the soil and do not hurt the root system next root pruning removing only the outlying and long roots do not prune main root system and also do not prune more than 40% of all roots next potting the bougainvillea in bonsai pot i just place a piece of coco husk to cover the drainage hole then put the new bonsai soil place the plant in center of the pot bonsai pot that will hug the root ball as closely as possible while still allowing some soil for watering then add the bonsai soil and completely cover the root ball with bonsai soil next remove air pockets using a chopstick or any thin stick making sure to fill all the air pockets around the root system next pruning maintenance-pruning to maintain and refine the existing shape of a bonsai prune the branches that have grown out of shape next i just add the stones on top of the soil to keep moisture now continuing leaf pruning prune long shoots using a twig shear remove about 80% of all leaves to grow thicker branches or a thicker trunk remove the flowers at all times but do not prune the branches removing the tips after each blooming cycle will encourage the growth of multiple new shoots this increasing ramifications keep in shade for few days after few days place it in full sunlight area or sunny window site watering use sprayer to watering spray water completely for three days in a week misting is recommended as the tree likes high humidity thanks for watching
Welcome to my channel today i’m going to show growing mother of thousands plant like a bonsai it’s a succulent plant and also known as kalanchoe daigremontiana here the one year old plants i’m taking out the plant from the pot we can see its roots and leaves that have outgrown from its pot we should only repot the plant when it outgrows its home then i’m just removing the old and dead leaves next i’m going to repot these plants in bonsai pot pot must have good drainage now i just place piece of jute cloth on the hole this will help to drain the water then put some stones at the bottom layer of the pot then put the soil which must be well drained and we can also use cactus soil mix then set the plant in the pot and fill the soil around it and we don’t need to prune the roots roots cutting or pruning is unnecessary now i’m putting some stones on the top layer of the soil that will help to keep the soil and keep moist and also give beautiful look we can also place moss or sand on the top soil after repotting the plants place the plants in a space that receives bright, but indirect light for at least 6 hours per day If growing the plant indoors, place close to a window or bright site of the house or office Mother of Thousands plant is a low maintenance specie, which is easy to care for and once in the correct environment low maintenance ideal for those who may not always be around Mother of Thousands plant prefers average room conditions and moist but not soggy soil and it needs good drainage when growing the plants outdoors, avoid direct afternoon sun watering to the plant after repot the plant pour water once in three days and doesn’t require frequent watering to grow
Welcome back to my channel today i’m going to show you the Adenium bonsai updates from re-potting two months later from first re-potting this adenium bonsai pruning the branches with a sharp blade 12 months later from first re-potting now preparing the bonsai to re potting remove the old soil completely it’s a flat round bonsai pot put the bonsai soil stones on the base layer next put the bonsai soil placing the plant in the center filling the sand after potting watering covering the soil with fine sand finally fill the white stones to cover the soil , this will help to keep the soil moist 8 months later, pruning the branches 12 months later bonsai blooming thanks for watching
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 .