The second step is to properly set the mother plant in the pot. When choosing a cutting for a mother plant, make sure that you pick a healthy and sturdy one. Clippings can be taken from the plant several times per year, so it’s important to ensure the mother of these clones is capable of producing quality buds.
A bonsai tree is essentially a miniature tree. However, the term bonsai does not refer to a specific species of tree, but rather to the growing technique used to keep trees at this small size. The goal of growing a bonsai tree is to develop a healthy, mature, authentic plant that will only grow to a fraction of its natural size.
STEP THREE: TIME TO TRAIN
How long bonsai mother trees should be kept around for is a topic of debate. Since canna-bonsais are held indefinitely in the vegetative stage, they can technically be kept for as long as they are alive. Many growers have found that pure indicas degrade quicker and pure sativas last longer. Generally, you should consider replacing indicas every 3–4 years, replacing hybrids every 4–5 years, and replacing sativas every 5–6 years. However, these timeframes are far from certain, and will largely depend on the strain, and the quality of care that the plant receives during its life.
Because each strain’s genetics are different, certain cultivars will be better suited for developing into canna-bonsais. Here are a couple of strains that, thanks to their short stature, we think are ideal candidates for growing into canna-bonsai trees.
If you are working with few plants and limited space, bonsai trees can be a real space-saver. However, the utility of these plants really becomes apparent in larger cannabis gardens where several canna-bonsai mothers can provide a huge variety of genetics for the entire garden. Creating and maintaining several small mother plants to use for clone clippings is a great way to maintain diversity in your cannabis garden without having to rely on seeds.
The primary reason why people grow canna-bonsai trees is to produce clone clippings. Because each mother plant remains small, cannabis bonsais takes up much less space than a full-grown mother plant.
Once you’ve completed all of this, it’s time to set your canna-bonsai into vegetative state, which means 18+ hours of light plus a substantial amount of nitrogen for kick-starting the vegetating phase.
Double check that the buds don’t get too humid, and if that happens, just air out the jars and close the lid again.
It is also possible to keep your canna-bonsai alive for the next, and all other seasons to come. Let’s show you how you can extend the life of your plant, so it flowers for many years.
Phase Five – The Harvest
To properly cure a bud you’ll need an airtight glass jar. Place the buds in the jar and place your jar (or jars) in a dark dry space.
Naturally, some species are far more suitable for this than others.
The most important aspect to get your cannabis plant looking like a bonsai tree is to stick a wooden stake next to the trunk.
Even now when it’s completely budless, you canna-bonsai will be a living breathing work of art.
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– The Cotoneaster is a hardy tree that adapts well to colder climates. A decorative shrub that can be easily shaped into a Bonsai of your dreams, blossoming with pink and white flowers before the orangey-red berries ripen in late Summer.
We are offering you five iconic and classic Bonsai tree seeds, to get you started on your Bonsai journey. Get your hands dirty and begin growing your dream Bonsai trees to add some beautiful green space to your home. This collection is perfect for Bonsai beginners and enthusiasts.
All of these trees are ideal for beginners and can be grown at home with ease. Take a look at our Essential Growing Kit to equip you with everything you need to grow this seeds into mature Bonsai trees.
– The Japanese Cedar is a fast growing tree that is great for anyone looking to get into Bonsai, which grows in an aesthetically pleasing symmetrical and uniform way. This species has been cultivated as Bonsai trees for centuries.