Starting a Bonsai Tree




There is an old Chinese saying which goes like this: “If you want to be happy for a day, buy a bottle of wine. If you want to be happy for a week, find yourself a wife. If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, start a vegetable garden”. Or in our case, lets plant Bonsai trees.

I am only going to show you how to start with the process of planting a bonsai. If you want to know more about nurturing it, visit (

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Step 1: Getting Materials

What you will need:

1. Water spray can

2. Cutting knife

3. Potting soil

4. Growth hormones

5. Tree brunches (2 year)

6. Pot

Step 2: Water the Soil

A Bonsai tree growths the best when its soil is constantly wet

Step 3: Dip in Grow Hormones

Cut some of the bark off. Dip it in the grow hormones. This will help the brunch roots to grow faster in the soil.

Step 4: Plant It in the Soil

Now it is time to put it in the soil. Make sure the soil is wet enough. Use your green fingers and make the soil nice and compact around the brunch.

Avoid direct sun light. Make sure you water it every morning and evening.

Prepare yourself to be patient, its going to take a while

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    3 Discussions


    1 year ago

    I've been wondering how to start a Bonsai tree. Thanks for the instructable!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I am new to this, but the the guys at the nursery told me 2 months. You can start your bonsai from any lenght of branch. The bigger it is, the bigger your bonsai will be :)


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I never knew you could grow them from large branches like that. How long do they take on average to root?