Bonsai (盆栽) is Japanese for "tree in a pot". At Flora Store you can buy online the finest bonsais.Read more
BONSAI IS AN ART FORM
Literally translated Bonsai means: tree in pot. Bon stands for plant and 'sai' can be translated as bowl or pot. Bonsai is grown in Asia and evokes the image of an old tree.
A bonsai is basically a picturesque image of an old tree or landscape in nature. Compare it to a painter or a sculptor, the one trying to paint an impression of catching a landscape, the other does this for example with a piece of wood, the whole is a living work of art.
The history of the bonsai ficus that you can buy online
Even before the beginning of our era, Chinese monks saw the beauty of the trees that remained small in nature and attributed great powers to this. As an image bearer of the mountainous environment, they took the trees home and grew them further in pots. Later on, other tree species were also used, resulting in a cultivation and mold culture that has come to be called Bonsai. In China, Bonsai is a widespread hobby to this day. There, these plants are called “Penjing”.
The bonsai ficus is coming to Europe, where you can now also buy it online
Both in Japan and in Korea there is a long history regarding the Bonsai ficus that you can buy from us. Penjing was introduced in these countries from China and with its own perception elevated to bonsai art in which many new techniques have been developed. In Europe, the bonsai was only introduced in the 20th century, but nowadays you can easily order this beautiful plant online. The introduction was done through shows and always as an entry from China or Japan. The bonsai as a hobby is about 50 years old in Europe, and nowadays many hobbyists easily order their bonsai online. Bonsai has only emerged as an ornamental plant product about twenty years ago. Now this plant has become an indispensable part of European living rooms.
Care tips to keep your bonsai beautiful for as long as possible
You naturally want to keep your bonsai ficus beautiful for as long as possible after you have started buying it online. To make this happen, we would like to give you a few tips:
- The location
Your bonsai is grown in South China and is used to an annual temperature between 12 and 30 degrees Celsius. That is why it is extremely suitable for standing indoors. If the outside temperature is higher than 12 degrees Celsius, you can also place the bonsai outside. Bonsai trees need light to grow well. Place your bonsai in a bright place, possibly with some direct sunlight. Prevent your tree from being in direct sun all day.
Your bonsai is a living tree. All trees need moisture to survive and grow. Too little water will dry out the leaves and, if it lasts for a long time, also dry out the sap flow. Too much water causes the roots to rot in the shell and weakens the tree. Water your bonsai when the soil starts to dry up and wait with the next watering until the tree has absorbed the water (with a normal location this is about every two days). Always make sure that the root ball is well sucked up. The excess water runs out of the pot through the bottom.
- The nutrition
Every bonsai needs certain substances to maintain its systems. It is best to use solid or liquid bonsai ficus plant food that you can buy online from us. You press solid food into the soil and dissolve with the watering. Biogold is best known as solid food. Take the outside diameter of the pot in centimeters. This is the maximum dosage of the number of grains you press into the soil. You mix liquid food with the irrigation water. Use the dosage as indicated on the packaging. You can also use normal plant food. Please keep in mind to adjust the dosage to 60% of what you would give to Biogold, since liquid food is more concentrated. Your Bonsai grows all year round and therefore needs nutrition all year round.
Enjoy many more years after buying your bonsai ficus online
A bonsai is often several years old before it is sold, varying from a few to many decades. The tree, if properly cared for, can continue to grow for many years to come. Just make sure you prune it regularly! Always use good tools for this. Old or dull scissors can lead to disease in the pruning wound.
Order your bonsai online for a pleasant price
The age of the bonsai and the care with which it is pruned also determine the price. In our wide range you will find bonsai of high quality, but with an affordable price. Do you have questions? Send an email to [email protected] Would you like to order your bonsai online right away? That is possible in our webshop!