How to Grow Bonsai Trees : Repotting Bonsai Trees : Professional Bonsai Growing Tips

An essential part of keeping your bonsai healthy and happy over a long period of time is periodically repotting your tree. That is a little different from transplanting your plant from a vegetable garden or your flower garden where we take it out of one container and put it in the ground or for instance, on a patio where we take it out of a small container and put it in a large container. Most of the time, we want to keep the bonsai in the same container over a long period of time.

So, to keep the tree healthy and growing we, here we go, first thing we do is take the tree out of the container and we can see that it is very; it’s been in there a long time. The container is in good shape, a ceramic container, and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t use it again. Throw away the old screen. Let us take a brush and clean out the loose soil. The first thing that we do before we disturb the root ball is we prepare the pot with a new screen and a new tie-down. Some pots will differ in their shape and the number of holes. This one has just one hole in the bottom and others have several holes.

It’s important though that we put a screen across that large hole to keep our new soil from washing out. Then you just put that in there nice and tight. This particular pot has what we call tie-down holes, and not all pots have those. It’s very nice feature, it allows us to have a special place to put down a safety wire, if you will, to hold that tree in the pot once we transplant it. This particular tree is a Fukien tea and they do flower, there’s a flower on the tree, and they do fruit. Sometimes the fruit falls to the soil and it germinates and so we have a small Fukien tea growing here. We’re going to try and see, as I open up this fruit bowl, that the roots are very very compacted here.

So we take this bamboo stick and go around very carefully and loosen the soil. We’ll put some soil, fresh soil, at the bottom of the container, the bottom of the bonsai container. The little trick here is to add enough soil so that our bonsai tree is back up to the same height as it was when we started the repotting. And then I’ll add some soil along the edges. And we’ll take the bamboo stick here and work this fresh soil here with the remaining roots. We’ll put some water here and leave it sit here for about twenty or thirty minutes to soak up this dry dry soil that I just put in the pot.

It looks pretty healthy. And that’s it, that’s all it takes. .

Repotting Bonsai Arjun trees( With English Subtitle)

Hello! these plants(Arjun plants) are very well-known to you all because I collected these plants from the forest 2 years ago in the month of October after collecting these, I upload a video about how I plant these plants in these polybags and today I am going to repotting it if it’s necessary and after showing this repotting video I will show you my previous planting video of these plant so that you can understand better I will turn these plants into bonsai slowly you will get to know how I make bonsai plants after watching this video I do many types of garden-related works, like treepot making, treepot stand making e.t.c some days ago I made this tree pot stand.

If you want you can watch it’s making video on my channel and the video link is in the description these all are cactus plants cactus plants can happen in a very small place so here we could decorate it very beautifully I do many types of gardening related work so. if you like my video then please like, comment and share my video and please subscribe to my channel and press the bell icon to get the notification now see how I am repotting these plants see these pots. I brought it from the market these are made of plastics so it’s very light weighted and very sturdy we have to spread some small stone first in the lower part of this pot after this, I am spreading some wooden husk over it, it’s totally optional so that the water can drain properly now I am giving this homemade bonsai soil in a thin layer we shouldn’t make it very thick so that the plant can easily be planted now I take this plant this soil is bonsai soil so we don’t have to exclude this soil, and if we do then maybe the plant will get hurt I am just going to plant it but before that we just fresh it a little so that it will be not get bluffy now we have to fill this pot with the soil to half inch below from now we have to give it water daily after one month when this plant will settle here properly from then we have to provide liquid fertilizer time to time at an interval of 15 days we don’t have to give these fertilizer weekly because using these fertilizer weekly can make the growth of the plants very fast.

And that’s not our purpose. our motive is to keep these plants small so we have to give these plants nutrients very low in proportion only keep them alive and give them a minimum growth these are Arjun plants. the collecting and growing video of these plants I have already uploaded in my channel I told you at the starting that I will give that previous video with this video but unfortunately, I have to deduct that video because then the video will be very long that’s why I am giving that video link on the description, if you want to watch it then click on that link.

after repotting we have to give the water properly once after that, we have to give water to the plants after watching the soil the roots will get rotten if we give excess water that’s why we have to check the soil carefully when you see the upper portion of the soil is getting dry then give water to it. .

Honeysuckle Bonsai – Update from 2018

Welcome to Appalachian bonsai. Today’s video is gonna be a pruning of this Amur Honeysuckle. This honeysuckle was collected back in 2017. It was on my friend Lemuel’s property. Now, the thing about the Amur honeysuckle is it is extremely invasive here in the United States. Originally it comes from Asia, but it has made its way over, and I think that it is perfect for collection. If any of you out there have issues with collecting trees from the wild, give invasive species a try. There’s nothing wrong with collecting a tree that’s not supposed to be there in the first place. The footage for this video was captured April 2018, which was a fine time to prune. it’s now January 2019, which is not necessarily a good time to prune, but, January is a great time to edit videos you didn’t have time to edit last year. I hope that clears up any questions you might have had about the seasons.

If you’ll notice with this pruning, I’m taking it down to one or two buds per branch as well as thinning out the branches. These Amur honeysuckles are extremely vigorous. It’s one of the reasons why they’re invasive. Because of that, it can handle this type of pruning. There were many parts on this tree that were already dead, and I knew that going in to collecting it. But now that it’s had a full year of growth I understand where I want to grind, where to carve, and where to make artistic changes to the trunk and the structure of the tree. When using a pruning saw be careful not to force the blade. If you force the blade, your last cut might continue on and cut another section of live tree that you did not want to touch.

When I cut a large piece, like right here, I’ll cut the majority of the way through the trunk and then I will come on the back side and slightly cut it until it just falls off. There are many ways to carve up a tree, but I’m gonna be using a four inch wire wheel. Now, this wire grinder is often used for cleaning metal, but it does a pretty good job of carving up old dead wood, too. What I’m doing here is adding a taper to the trunk. We have a flat top and by cutting out a chunk I can make it look as if the tree is tapering towards that larger left branch. So, breaking it off right there, and I have better taper.

Now to finish it up a little bit more. The beauty of these large tools is you can eat away a lot of material at one time. Just be careful you don’t take away too much or hurt yourself. Now I’m using a Dremel tool with a little burr on it, and this is adding some finer details. You see those holes are actual worm holes. Those are from beetles and other types of insects and I am exploiting them. They are natural, and I want to accentuate them and add these lines that follow the curve of the trunk, follow those bug holes, open up those bug holes, and it just adds so much depth. I think it’s just a really gorgeous feature. I’ll finish it up with a little wire wheel.

This miniature wire wheel just takes off all the little frayed pieces of the wood. Let’s take a look at those roots. This tree is extremely hardy, as I’ve said before. Wow! Look at that! That’s a lot of roots! That’s one year of growth from this particular species. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m able to do a heavy prune on the top and a heavy prune on the bottom and still allow it to survive. Use your chopstick to clear out the old soil. This tree has been without water for a couple of days. With the soil a little bit dry it falls out so much easier. You don’t have a muddy mess. There’s our puppy dog. His name is Rocky. He is a pain. We love him. tease those roots out with your hands, with the chopsticks, or whatever tools that you find easiest for this type of work.

As you work your way underneath the root ball you can find some roots that can be removed. It will allow the tree to sit a little bit lower into the pot. A nice sharp pair of bonsai pruning shears can make really quick work of these wide outer roots Here is another large root that needs to be removed. It has some smaller fine roots that are growing off the sides above my cut. This helps make sure the root stays alive and I can get it into the pot. I know it seems excessive with all the roots I’ve taken off and all the top I’ve taken off, but as I may say again this is a very hardy species. It can handle this type of work.

Okay, so now that I have the roots pruned up, I can put them into a pot. I have my wires and my screens in place, and I’m adding a little bit of pre-made soil. My soil mixture is three parts Turface MVP, which is a type of fire clay, three parts of pine bark, two parts diatomaceous earth, and one part coarse masonry sand. I have them sifted between two and six millimeters. Check the description for those items if you need to look at them again. You’ll notice I’m adding a little bit of plastic tubing to this wire. This is airline hose, which goes with a lot of aquariums. I’m using it to protect those roots so that as it grows it doesn’t form around that wire, which is sometimes known as wire bite. And then you pull and twist. I’m adding soil to the pot one or two scoops at a time. And then I use my chopstick to work that soil in between each of the roots, starting from the trunk and working my way outward.

If you’ve watched any of my previous videos, I’ve mentioned about working the chopstick up and down, wiggling it from side to side, sometimes you can tap the sides of the pot with your fist and that all helps get that soil in between those fine roots. After you’re done working the soil into your pot make sure you water it thoroughly. Protect your tree from strong sunlight and strong winds for the next couple of days until it’s recovered.

Also, be wary of young puppy dogs. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Like and Subscribe, because there’s more to come. Thanks for watching! .

How to Bonsai a Peepal tree (With English subtitle)

Hello This is a peepal tree Initially the plant was planted in normal soil Then it is transferred to a pot I am working on the root of the plant so I have to take a good care of the roots This is a a handmade hill type tree pot you can plant tree or cactus I have made this in my home If any one missed the video please see the video (link in description) now see I am planting the peepal tree in the hill type pot Previously I have placed a stone under the roots since here a light weight material required so I am placing a half coconut shell under the root. These are home made bonsai soil After one year for the last one year the tree was in the hill type pot The soil has become Harden Now the treetop require a repairing. so I dismantel the plant I am placing the plant on a different pot This is also a tree pot made out of stones This also I have made in my home If interested you can watch the video in my channel.

Main important thing in bonsai plant is soil, drainage hole keep them perfect the root should not get decomposed. Thank all of you for watching the video .