Chinese Perfume Plant (Aglaia odorata) Bonsai: How To Grow and Plant Care

Part of the mahogany plant family, the Chinese perfume plant, or Aglaia odorata, is commonly grown as an ornamental tree known for its citrus-scented flowers, often used for adding a citrus note to teas. However, that’s only one of the many uses of this plant. The Chinese perfume plant also makes a great bonsai tree, with its lovely foliage, striking … Read More

How To Grow, Care and Maintain Bonsai Trees for Beginners

It can be difficult to know where to begin when you want to start your bonsai journey. After all, there are many things to consider, from what plants you should grow as bonsai, to where you should grow them, and how to start off. You may wonder how on earth people manage to grow trees as miniature versions without altering … Read More

Ginkgo Biloba Bonsai: A Beginner’s Guide

The Ginkgo Biloba is a fascinating plant which is very old. Fossils which are remarkably similar to this gorgeous tree date back nearly 270 million years, and it helps that you can grow it as a bonsai tree without a lot of trouble.  The fact that this species has survived, unaltered, for so long, makes the tree a living testament … Read More

Hinoki False Cypress Bonsai Care Guide

Classed as a false cypress, the Hinoki is a beautiful evergreen tree with coniferous foliage, making it a very suitable bonsai tree for a classic look. Native to central Japan, the Hinoki false cypress is a great choice, but not for those just starting out in growing plants as bonsai trees. Interested? Here’s what you need to know.  Growing A … Read More

Ficus Bonsai Trees: How To Grow and Plant Care

If you’re just getting started in the art of growing and caring for bonsai trees, there’s perhaps no better start than to choose a ficus as your first bonsai tree. Not only are they easy to care for, and prefer living indoors or in warm climates (unlike some bonsai trees which are commonly mislabeled as indoor plants), but ficus bonsai … Read More

Lemon Cypress Bonsai Tree (Cupressus Macrocarpa): How to Grow and Plant Care

The lemon cypress is a wonderful cultivar of the Monterey cypress tree. Its typical conical shape, lime green foliage, and citrus scent make it an incredible focal point in any garden, but what can really bring it out, is growing it as a bonsai tree. It’s probably not the first thing you’d consider making a bonsai tree out of. Perhaps … Read More

Begonia Plant: How To Grow and Plant Care

Whether you’re an indoor plant enthusiast, or you have the room and the means to grow them outdoors, there’s a begonia for every taste, planting scheme and space available. Begonias are diverse plants which have definitely endured for as long as we’ve been growing them. They have fallen out of favor and returned with a resurgence in popularity repeatedly, and … Read More

Redwood Bonsai

Redwood Bonsai (Metasequoia/Sequoia): How to Grow and Plant Care

You may know that some of the tallest trees in the world are redwood trees. The dawn redwood, or Metasequoia glyptostroboides, is very old, some fossils date back as far as 90 million years.  It was thought to be extinct, until it was discovered growing happily in China, in 1941. They also make excellent bonsai trees. Read on to discover … Read More

6 Best Fruit Trees for Bonsai: How to Grow and Plant Care

There’s no doubt that growing plants as bonsai trees is a challenge, but the rewards are worth it.  To get a plant looking like a miniature version of a standard tree is, in no uncertain terms, an art form.  Most trees grown as bonsai are cultivated for their tree-like form in miniature, valued for their twisted or textured trunks and … Read More

Bonsai Pine Trees (Pinus): Types, How to Grow and Plant Care

Bonsai trees can take a multitude of forms depending on what species is grown as a bonsai. Some people prefer to grow succulent plants as indoor bonsai trees, or flowering plants for color, but one of the most popular trees to cultivate as a bonsai is the pine tree. It’s one of the most well-loved and versatile plants to grow … Read More