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
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
Welcome to my channel in this video i’m going to show you the bonsai defoliation this is a ficus bonsai tree cut the leaves using twig shear we can also use leaf cutter defoliation is one of the techniques mainly used to reduce the size of leaves and also stimulate growth and increase the number of leaves over time defoliation stimulates production of delicate new branchlets allowing twice the growth in a single growing season before defoliation ,be sure the tree is healthy If the tree is unhealthy to begin with, defoliating can kill it using the tools and methods for defoliation leaves and buds may sometimes be pinched off with the fingers but it is best to have a good pair of sharp pruning scissors keep shears clean by wiping them with antiseptic after complete defoliation, place the bonsai in partial sun and pour less water after defoliation because there are no leaves to nourish do not attempt to defoliate during the dormant seasons of spring and winter in summer trees are actively growing leaves after two weeks new buds will begin to appear after three weeks after five to six weeks in this time we can give enough water and nutrients to the bonsai tree thanks for watching
welcome to my channel in this video i’m going to show you the making of tree stump planter white cement,plastic pot and jute cloths are used to make this planter first soaking the piece of jute cloth in white cement and water mixture for one to two minutes then takeout the cloth and put it on the plastic pot and then do the same process with another jute cloth completely cover the pot with cement soaked jute cloths after covering this pot with cement cloths , apply the cement mixture next making like a tree trump after 4 hours now cement completely dried next i’m going to add one more layer cement to make a strong tree trump shape planter now i’m just scratching on the outer surface to make like the tree stump now completely cement dried painting now i just make the drainage holes now tree stump pot is ready to use next i’m going to plant a bougainvillea plant in this planter thanks for watching .
Welcome to my channel in this video i’m going to show you bonsai pots decorations or decorating your any pots now starting it’s a cement bonsai pot i’m going to decorate this pot first sanding the outer surface making the smooth surface to slightly coarse or scratch surface after sanding the outer surface next it’s a cement paste i’m going to use this paste to decorate my pot preparing the cement paste i just mix the cement and water only make a thick paste now starting to decorate I’m decorating this pot in my idea painting i just paint this pot using poster paint after base painting wait for an hour to dry i just apply the gold paint for more beauty thanks for watching & subscribe , like and share
welcome back to my channel in this video i’m going to show you money plant growing idea first i just take two plastic bottles now making holes to plant the money plant cuttings making small holes using soldering iron next, painting the bottles now bottles are ready filling the coco peat into the bottle using a funnel next here some money plant cuttings planting the cuttings through the holes next connect the hanging thread with the bottle caps watering the plants now simple bottle hanging planter is ready 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
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 now i’m going to show you bonsai re-potting it is a two years old ficus this bonsai needs re potting because roots have filled the container it has overgrown roots and hold the soil together in a pretty tight it is time to re pot loosen up the soil remove the tree carefully from its pot see the roots are almost overgrowing and filled the pot removing the old soil carefully use chopstick or small stick to remove the soil avoid damaging the roots completely remove old soil remove all long and large roots do not prune more than 40% of all roots i decided to replant the tree in another bonsai pot because i think the old pot haven’t enough space now i’m just putting a thin layer of small stones in the bottom of the pot for drainage purposes before you put the stones cover the drainage holes with mesh place the tree in position After placing the tree in the pot fill the new fresh bonsai soil this fresh soil should be worked in around and under the root 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 place the moss on top of the soil this will keep the soil moisture now i’m collecting bird nest from wild this is very beautiful bird nest it’s a empty nest i’m going to use this bird nest to decor my bonsai i’m just placing the bird nest among the branches of tree after reptting water the tree thoroughly use spray water the best time to re pot a ficus in mid-summer when grown outdoors other times of year if the tree is being grown indoors
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