Jade plant

If you are keen to have a bonsai why not consider a succulent bonsai, they are easy to grow, can be grown indoors in the UK as they require warmth and they require less watering and can still produce the iconic shapes of bonsai trees as demonstrated by the Jade plant (Portulacaria) in the leading image.

Here is a list with links to a range of succulents species that make good bonsai but the list is endless so give one a try:-

For more information buy the book called Pachyforms Volume II Bonsai Succulents by Philippe de Vosjoli and Rudy Line – (available from Amazon)

For more ideas and inspiration otherwise check out an Introduction to caudiciform plants- also known as ‘Fat Plants…