bonsai tree

Bonsai growth over five years

Bonsai growth progress

Bonsai is a Japanese form of growing miniature plants in containers.  What many people don’t realise is that almost any plant can be turned into a bonsai through specific cultivation techniques such as pruning, root reduction & potting.  @the_old_bonsai on instagram has shared the growth progress of a bonsai over five years.

We have a complete post of bonsai 101 showing exactly how to establish your own here.

bonsai growth progress
2012: Tree before bonsai pruning
bonsai growth progress
2012: After pruning and with wires to train growth
bonsai tree growth progress
2013: A year after pruning, the tree now has growth leaves and has matured in the desired shape
bonsai tree growth progress
2014: There is now much more branch growth on the plant and signs of new leaf growth can be seen at the tips
bonsai growth progress
2015: The leaf growth is now much more dense
growth rate of bonsai
2016: The leaf coverage is even more dense than the previous year
bonsai growth rate
2016: Increasing thickness in the trunk and branches can be seen
mature bonsai tree
2017: Even though it has been five years since this project began, this award winning bonsai looks much older!
bonsai tree
2017: The finished product!

If you are interested in a bonsai, they are available on amazon, and make perfect houseplants and also excellent gifts!

You might also be interested in these posts:

Bonsai 101

Burro’s Tail Succulent Propagation

Gift ideas for plant lover

Fiddle Leaf Fig Growth and Pruning

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