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Bonsai Tree Care for Beginners with Hidehisa Scissors

Bonsai is miniature natural landscapes in small pots. You can style their landscapes by pruning or bending bonsai tree. Today, we introduce 3 tips for beginners how to look after the living art of bonsai with ease. 

1. Pruning

Most of Bonsai lovers say the greatest attraction is the calming effect by trimming the miniature tree. The purpose of pruning is to maintain its shape as it grows and to clean up the top growth ensures growth elsewhere on the plant. In that time, using sharp pruning scissors is essential as not to damage other branches.

The most fundamental part is removing any dead branches by using branch cutters.

Some of the bad branches you can easily judge are…


・upside-down (A branch that grows in the opposite direction )

・crossing the trunk when you see the bonsai from front

・protruding toward the viewer


2. Watering

You may think this is a no-brainer, but the bonsai has particular watering requirements. Approximately once a week or when the topsoil feels completely dry, immerse the entire bonsai plant in a bucket or basin of water.

3. Positioning

The bonsai brings a natural and peaceful feeling to your living space. It makes a unique and sophisticated addition to a room or outdoor space. Place your bonsai in the environment where the bonsai tree grows the best.

There are much more tips for bonsai care.

Read *Bonsai tree care and maintenance from Bonsai Empire* for further information!

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