Question by Kira: How do you bonsai a plant, eg: grow from seed and FORCE it to grow small?
I am wondering how you make bonsai plants grow small… Something to do with cutting roots and training branches?
I have an interest in them and I am well aware it takes years and years but thats ok…
So for now Im just trying to figure a few things out…
Silk floss tree, monkey pod tree and pencil palm are a few I thought to look nice so far but I need to know how the plants grow small… I dont think they do it by themselves, so how can I find out step by step how to make a little plant small and turn it into a bonsai?
Answer by Dr Know It All
You need to keep trimming the roots, and I’ve also seen some bonsai plants that have wire around the branches, which I suppose also retards the growth. But for accurate information you should probably get a book.
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