Bonsai Podocarpus

One of my favourite non ficus ginseng varieties of bonsai is bonsai podocarpus. Bonsai podocarpus is from the pine variety of trees and has several sub-categories including podocarpus alpinus – a dwarf form, podocarpus macrophylla or Buddhist pine, podocarpus macrophylla Maki, podocarpus nagi or yellowwood which is native of Japan, China and Taiwan and lastly podocarpus nivalis an alpine tree. All varieties have the distinctive dense, green pine needles with some varieties growing as high as 30 metres. With its rich dark green foliage it is in my opinion one of the more beautiful varieties of bonsai which can be survive both indoor and …




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Where I Buy Bonsai Online

To buy bonsai online or not buy bonsai online that is the question, and it can be a tricky exercise if you are unsure of what you are after or what you are trying to achieve. However it does not need to be tricky and can in fact be a great way to get access to a larger array of products than your local nursery. My fail safe system for when I buy bonsai online is: – First decide precisely what plant or variety you are after (Understanding first what you’re after will save a lot of time and effort down the track and can …




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Ficus Ginseng Bonsai Tools

Ficus Ginseng Bonsai like any other hobby requires a few tools to get started. Some of the most commonly used tools in bonsai are branch cutters and scissors, however their is a vast array of various tools one can use to craft the perfect ficus ginseng. Some Useful Bonsai Tools You Can Use: -Ficus Ginseng splitters -Ficus Ginseng knob cutters -Ficus Ginseng rakes -Ficus Ginseng root hooks -Ficus Ginseng tweezer rakes -Ficus Ginseng scissors While this list is not exhaustive these are a good start and all can be kept in a handy tool kit. Although it’s not essential for beginners to purchase all the above tools required to care …




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Ilex Bonsai

The ilex bonsai is another great beginner bonsai that’s both resilient and hardy yet beautiful and easy to grow! Other names include ilex crenata and ilex serrata both of which are native of Japan, Korea and Russia. The variety can be classed in the tropical/sub-tropical category and hence loves warmer humid climates. Northern Australia and Southern parts of the U.S are areas where this plant would do quite well. As I’ve mentioned, this plant is terrific for beginners and therefore is similar in ease to look after as the varieties including ficus ginseng and the succulent crassula bonsai. Its typically an indoor …




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Buy Bonsai Online

So you are looking to buy bonsai online, well you have certainly come to the right place. Bonsai are one of the most wonderful plants one can own and they are made even more wonderful by the sheer variety of bonsai available for purchase online. One of my favourite bonsai and what this page is dedicated to is the robust and hardy ficus ginseng or bonsai ginseng variety of bonsai which is so easy to grow, loves indoors and is a delight to own. The picture below is a picture of one such ficus ginseng. Some of my other favourite …




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Crassula Bonsai

The Crassula Bonsai, Jade or money tree as it is commonly known is a native succulent of Africa, predominantly found in South Africa. The plant variety can grow up to 3 meters if left to its own devises and produces a lovely bloom of flowers during winter. It’s an extremely hardy plant, easy to grow, loves indoors and hence draws similarities with the ficus ginseng variety of bonsai that this website draws its name. Like the ficus ginseng it is commonly found indoors in homes around the world. In fact we have one such Crassula Bonsai in our backyard which flourished so much that …




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Larix Bonsai

The larix bonsai is commonly known as the larch bonsai and in most cases will either be a European Larch or a Japanese Larch. The larix bonsai common in Europe is big in Italy where the variety is loved by growers, however you can find the tree growing naturally in Alpine areas such as the alps which border Italy, France and Germany. The plant is a northern hemisphere tree and it is known to grow as tall as 50 meters. While the larix can be bought from nurseries it is also taken from the forest and re-potted as is the tradition of bonsai. …




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Bonsai Tree Care

Bonsai is a unique hobby and bonsai tree care is essential to keep your plant thriving. People grow bonsai as a business but more commonly bonsai growers are enthusiasts who love the relaxing properties that the hobby brings. Bonsai traditionally were sourced from forests in the mountains surrounding cities in Japan – what the growers were looking for were stunted growth pine trees. These plants were then brought down from the mountains and potted hence the name bonsai which loosely translates to tree in a pot. Bonsai Tree Care Bonsai can be grown indoor or outdoors regardless of the variety. …




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Caring For Your Ficus Ginseng

One of the great things about ficus ginseng is that its so easy to grow and an easy care bonsai. For that reason alone it’s no surprise that this little plant is booming around the world. Just have a look how many are for sale on eBay or Amazon. With its distinctive roots that are usually exposed and thick trunk below a beautiful canopy of dark green leaves its the perfect indoor plant or indeed outdoor if you live in the right humid tropical conditions.   Ficus Bonsai Care When I say its perfect for indoors, it does need some natural light, so …




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How To Grow A Bonsai From Seed

One of the questions I often get asked is “can you grow a bonsai from seed?” The answer is ABSOLUTELY and I encourage this method, however you need to remember that growing a bonsai from seed can take a lot longer and is considered more of a longer term project than simply buying a bonsai and then maintaining it and training it to look the way you want. Thinking back to when I was a bit younger I use to excavate the seedling’s that would grow around the base of the numerous Japanese maple trees around my parents house. I would re-pot …




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