If you want to start a hobby then why not think about bonsai, it is fun, rewarding and their are few limits to what you can create, but first here are a few simple principles to think about initially.
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Carmona microphylla is a common species used for indoor or otherwise tropical bonsai in the UK and is one species many people starting the bonsai hobby have once owned or even still own. It is commonly called the Fukien tea tree.
Azalea as bonsai are stunning due to the abundant flowers which come in all colours, shapes and sizes. There are many varieties so species selection is key to ensure that you have the one you want. They belong to the Rhododendron genus which is part of the Ericaceae family.
Bougainvillea glabra An evergreen plant which is a thorny ornamental vine, bush or tree which is originally from South America and can sometimes become deciduous if kept warm over winter or kept too moist. They are very decorative plants with attractive flowers from scarlet to lilac in colour.
Camellia are another stunning flowering tree or shrub which make for an interesting bonsai for those who like flowering species. One of the most commonly used is Camellia japonica, however there are over 200 species of Camellia so a wide range to choose from.
If you are looking to keep bonsai but do not have space outside or just want to keep a bonsai tree inside then look no further than at tropical bonsai tree species as these need warmer growing conditions and are ideal to keep indoors.
So you want to keep a bonsai tree, you are not alone in this and may be you have even had one before but it died as is common to hear however it probably wasn’t your fault so here is a simple guide to starting out for the first time or having a second go.
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… Read more »