6 best bonsai plants
The status of exclusivity and elite inherent in bonsai does not change today. High prices, long-term formation, labor and love, enclosed in miniature copies of trees and shrubs, give them special magic. And if earlier bonsai was considered a status attribute of luxury, today it is spreading more and more, overcoming any cultural and social framework. And the choice of plants, bonsai species also becomes more representative every day. But not all varieties are suitable for those who are just starting to get acquainted with this amazing art.
Special plants for special hosts
Bonsai are not indoor plants, and evaluating them according to the criteria for indoor plants would be a big mistake. These are living works of art, a small copy of nature that you can bring to your home. In the content and cultivation of bonsai you need to constantly learn and improve. And these special living masterpieces change themselves and change their masters. Indeed, in order to grow bonsai, you need to learn not only responsibility, but also selflessness, peace, detachment. Sometimes the procedures for caring for plants seem meditative (i.e. containing thoughts, meditation) - manipulations with plants should be so precise and subtle.
Before deciding to take responsibility for a bonsai, you need to think about whether you are ready for this. Look after him, like any other houseplant, will not work. These special, man-made miniature copies that preserve their natural appearance and character are grown in flat bowls. And a small amount of soil, and the specifics of plant growth require a special approach to irrigation, and top dressing, and even more so - to pruning and shaping. And the growing conditions will have to be selected very carefully. Noble and refined, valuable and special, bonsai will require special care from you.
Growing bonsai requires a very careful selection of species. There are not dozens, but hundreds of options, but the vast majority of plants that experiment with bonsai art prefer to grow in the fresh air - literally all year round. Species adapted to the room form of cultivation are relatively few. And even among them, most plants are crops that require fresh air in the warm season and very difficult care.
Of course, there are both unpretentious favorites, and cultures are more hardy. The “habit” factor — that is, the conditions in which the plants grew before purchase — is very important. But ultimately, it is on whether you choose the right plant, which initially feels good in the rooms, and your success in growing bonsai will depend.
Among all the types of bonsai that are common today in our market, we invite you to get acquainted with 6 plants that are better suited for indoor culture than others. These are not always capricious views, but in the rooms they feel quite good.
For a list of the best bonsai plants, see the next page.