Juniper Bonsai Tree


The Juniper bonsai tree is a very sturdy and stiff conifer variety, a non-flowering tree that is preferred by many people, as it is easier to train and trim as compared to many Bonsai varieties. The Juniper Bonsai variety has swift development patterns that very often the tree is marked by large and elegant branches that can be trained to grow artfully like other bonsai styles. Many formations can be formed by training except the popular broom style. However, it is quick in adaptability and styling and this fact is often evident when the person bringing up the bonsai trains it. They grow out to be outstanding with the cabling and restructuring. But, though it may seem easy and encouraging to shape these Juniper varieties, it can be a daunting task for the owner. This is due to the fact that the Juniper bonsai is hard and inflexible. But, again an element of subtle optimism inspiringly says that it is not impossible.

This tree has an unparallel stiffness that helps it to adapt to indoor as well as outdoor planting conditions. There is also a temperature limit that the Juniper tree is subjected to. If the temperature of the area in which the Bonsai tree is kept to grow gets below 15 degree Celsius, this would not be suitable for the bonsai plant. This would harm the roots or the wiring due to the frost that is formed when the temperature dips below 15 degree Celsius. The winter weather is not a good one for this type of a tree variety to grow.

A green house can be the most apt for its growth, as it provides the necessary warmth to grow healthy. The pot used as a base for the growth of the juniper variety must be covered with warm soil, in order to keep the temperature and the growing atmosphere healthy. This pot that is required for the Bonsai trees must be broad and spacious in order to let the wide branches grow easily and have a good drainage system. In case you are growing this tree in a warm weather, a shady habitat can provide the best conditions for the growth of this tree.

This Juniper bonsai variety actually grows rapidly in the dormant stage. At this stage it needs the proper care provided to it. This is the time when this tree picks up some accelerated growth and therefore an indoor setting is not preferred at this time. Sunlight becomes necessary and mandatory as an indoor setting may be totally dark. In case the Juniper bonsai has been planted indoors, don’t directly take into sunlight. In the first instance, you need to place it in an area with moderate sunshine and pleasant breeze. Later on you must gradually shift it to a sunny area.

Watering is an important part of the growth and survival of the Juniper bonsai tree. The soil around the bonsai roots must be checked a few times in a day for any dryness. As soon as a dry patch is discovered, the soil needs to be watered in order to keep the plant healthy.