You want to buy a bonsai tree, don’t you? Great, because this page will give you useful guidelines to help you to do the job better.
Generally, you might want to buy a bonsai tree for several purposes as follows:
To buy a bonsai tree, buyers should be interested in below factors: bonsai price, choosing bonsai stores, choosing trees, and some other tips. So I’m going to discuss those one by one.
Prices of bonsai trees vary greatly. Prices can be ranged from a few dollars for seedlings to hundreds, thousand, or even millions of dollars for well-train aged masterpieces. Many factors affect the prices of bonsai trees:
Bonsai stores are an important place to buy a bonsai tree. Other common sources for collecting bonsai include local nurseries, nearby gardens, fellow bonsai enthusiasts, and propagation.
For better choosing bonsai stores, you can read more about how to choose good bonsai stores, be it online shops or offline retailers.
A vital factor to choose a proper bonsai tree is thorough research. If you are a bonsai novice, you might see how to choose beginner bonsai trees. If you are an experienced individual, below tips might help you have better purchase.
Trees should belong to desired species and has good visual balance in general.
Species - Make sure you have enough options of stores and species to select.
Trunk – Trunk is the most eye-catching part of a bonsai tree. So, it should deserve special attention in selection process. It’s worth noting that it is nearly impossible to bend a trunk once it reaches a certain thickness, so it is better to choose the shape of the trunk when buying it.
A beautiful trunk should be thicker at the base (stem), gradually tapers toward the top. Also, bonsai trees often look older than they really are when they have a thick, warty, rugged, and gnarly trunk.
Branches - branches should be distributed evenly, low on the trunk. The second branch should reach towards the opposite side to the first. There should be no crossed branches, and branches should grow smaller in width and size as they move up the tree. The branches should never be so thick that they block the trunk from view completely.
Foliage - Check the condition of the foliage; the leaves or needles should be dense, glossy, and bright with no shriveled or dried-out areas.
Root - you need to check and make sure the root system is in good and healthy condition. The upper roots of the plant should be partly visible, radiating out from around the tree’s base, and anchored securely in the container. Those roots are called “Nebari” or surface roots, which provide a bonsai with a well-balanced appearance.
Hope that with above tips you can buy a bonsai tree simply and comfortably, and don’t forget to share with us your buying experience in below part.
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