A Juniper Bonsai can be grown indoors

The bonsai tree in interior design - a living art, rooted in harmony

A bonsai tree is not a specific type of tree, not even a dwarf
The bonsai tree in interior design

Bonsai is the name of a Japanese cultivation of miniature trees, shaped and cared for according to ancient rules. These methods of clipping the roots to keep the tree small and of wire the branches to control the direction of growth create a sapling that resembles a mature tree.

Hundreds of tree species can be grown and cared for as bonsai trees. For many people, the art of bonsai is much more than the cultivation of beautiful indoor plants or decorative objects - the bonsai tree represents the harmony between man, his soul and nature.

A large bonsai tree - bald cypress - in the dining room gives the feeling that you are sitting in the forest

The art of bonsai originated in China more than 1000 years ago. The word bonsai means "tree in a bowl". Through Zen Buddhism, the Japanese embraced the art, and they modified and refined that art. Originally, bonsai trees could only be seen in Buddhist monasteries, then in noble families and finally also in public.

A bonsai tree stands as an exotic centerpiece and is particularly dramatic in dark facilities, accented with light colors

The Ginseng Ficus Bonsai in the picture is known to be easy to care for, so you could start with it.

The Ginseng Ficus thrives outdoors in tropical or subtropical climates, but it actually needs little sunlight. It also thrives indoors if properly watered and must not be exposed to direct sun, which burns its fine leaves and prevents its growth.

A large bonsai tree on the edge of a low cabinet suits this room with a modern design

Its shape, as if whipped by the wind, invites us to look outside and connects the room with the open space.
This tree looks stunning here, but bonsai conifers like pine and cypress are not recommended as house plants and would not have a long life. If you are planning bonsai for your interiors, consider some tropical species such as cherry, hibiscus, camellia, ginseng ficus, Chinese chimney or schefflera. These plants do well at higher temperatures and do not require a period of rest.

The bonsai tree goes well with the Japanese-style house, even the room doesn't look completely rounded without it

However, the bonsai trees are usually outside, where the conditions better meet their requirements, and only spend a few days indoors. If you are unsure which species is suitable for your climate, then simply choose a tree that will grow in your own size.

A houseboat, with its compact size, is very suitable for bonsai

Placed on the breakfast table, it makes the wall panels interesting and defines the point that otherwise remains unseen in the sea of ​​wood.

A small bonsai tree can be one of three decorative elements and goes particularly well with Asian-style cabinets

In the picture is a Schefflera - the tropical species that also thrives indoors.
A single bonsai looks stylish on the dining table and corresponds with the branch-shaped chandelier above.

The extreme contrast between the scales of the relatively small ginseng ficus and the abstract painting dynamizes the space

Despite its small size, the bonsai makes you stop and look at the painting.

A simpler bonsai tree is a great addition to traditional cuisine with modern elements

Its position on the basin suggests a pastoral view of the window.

The Chinese elm is one of the most popular species of bonsai tree thanks to its persistence in poor conditions. It grows quickly, can take many forms, and thrives indoors and outdoors. It is a deciduous tree and will lose its leaves in winter if left outside.

A bright, damp bathroom is a good place to stand for bonsai

The location at the end of the long tub accentuates one of the fundamental aesthetic properties of bonsai trees - you feel as if you are seeing a fully grown tree in the distance.

A grapevine bonsai brings drama to this blue bathroom

A bathroom with pigmented dark blue walls, reminiscent of Moroccan style. Sure, you can put your bonsai in a dark room for a certain period of time, but it will mostly need to be tended outside, in this case where the grapevine is thriving.

If you want to grow bonsai, plan an area outside for your art installations - like any collection, the trees look better in groups

Bonsai can be grown in different pots, the low rectangular bowls are traditionally chosen to create the effect of the tree growing from the ground. Green moss or pebbles on the ground make the arrangement even more beautiful and bring an almost irresistible charm to these miniature trees.

Bonsai care

Temperature: Depending on the type of tree, trees with rest periods in winter such as maple, larch, pine and juniper cannot live inside without this necessary time in the year.
Light requirements: Light requirements also vary depending on the tree species, but most bonsai trees need plenty of light.

Water requirements: depending on the tree species, dry, moist or wet soil could be required. In the case of subtropical and tropical species, the soil should be left dry during the rest period in winter, and should be actively poured again with the next growth.

Soil: loose soil, quick drainage, buy bonsai soil for the specific type

Fertilization: Depending on the species of bonsai tree, but most species would appreciate the fertilizers

Repotting: Usually necessary for bonsai maintenance, depending on the growth and age of the plants, repotting should be carried out at certain time periods. For many species it is once a year.

Tools: special tools for bonsai maintenance are sold, such as cutting and shaping

Notes for the bonsai buyer

The trunk of traditional nail trees is said to be thicker at the bottom and taper towards the top. Avoid plants with scars, the tree trunk should be smooth.

Visible roots should be securely anchored in the shell, with no protruding parts.

Look for trees with dense, shiny, and light-colored needles or leaves with no shriveled or parched areas.

Use a bonsai tree that grows in the middle of the pot, provided the pot is not big enough and there is no risk of the tree falling.

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