Acacia Bonsai

I’ve written about Acacia bonsai before on this blog but I think it’s important to show you guys also just how you go about caring for one of these trees. I stumbled across this video on youtube and it does do the plant justice, hence why I though it’d be worthwhile posting this video on this particular bonsai.  Care of Rabbits Foot Acacia Bonsai  






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Buxus Bonsai

The buxus bonsai is part of a family of over 70 species of evergreen shrub with its common name being box or boxwood as it is known in North America. Buxus Bonsai a Perfect Bonsai Plant It is a plant perfect for bonsai with its immaculate small green leaves and rough bark giving it a very natural ‘tree’ feel. This species of plant is common in many places but predominantly found in tropical to sub-tropical regions around the world with the most density of species in Cuba and China. As mentioned above the buxus bonsai have small leaves ranging in length from …






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Native Acacia Bonsai

Acacia is a plant variety predominant in Australia where some 960 of the 1300 species are found. Acacia including Acacia bonsai are scattered elsewhere around the world as far afield as Madagascar and Asia and the Americas. More commonly in Australia the species is known as Wattle and the Acacia Pycnantha or Golden Wattle makes up the Australian floral emblem. The species as a whole is found throughout the southern hemisphere. Acacia Bonsai Acacia as the post suggests can be formed into a bonsai and are quite an easy bonsai to grow and care for. Acacia are an outdoor evergreen and as …






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Bonsai With Japanese Maples

The Japanese maple variety is perhaps one of my favourite varieties of plant in which to bonsai. Having said that, to bonsai with Japanese maples takes patience as it is a slow growing deciduous plant. It is native of Japan, but also China and Korea and grows well in most climates. Through my experience I have noticed it is quite a robust and hardy tree which is difficult to kill. Over the years I have both grown Japanese maple as a tree in itself from seedlings, but also turned many into bonsai and at this very moment I have two seedlings about 5 …






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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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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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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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