Types of Bonsai trees

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 There are various bonsai trees, and it is not wrong to say that each type of bonsai stands out for itself! Whether you prefer an easy to care ficus bonsai or a high maintenance pine bonsai, each kind of bonsai is unique and attractive.

We have listed several popular bonsai trees that you can find easily in almost any part of the world.

Ficus Bonsai 

One of the easiest to care bonsai trees has to be ficus trees. Ficus bonsais can be kept indoors and are mostly sold as seed trees that only require a container to grow well. The aesthetics of the ficus bonsai are simple yet unique. With dark and glossy leaves, the plant is extraordinary exotic. If a ficus bonsai is cared for, it can live for many decades. 

Juniper Bonsai

Juniper Bonsais are traditional plants that can give your garden a distinctive look. The shape of Juniper Bonsais can be fascinating and refined, making it ideal for a Japanese garden. Juniper bonsais have dark green, pale green or yellow sharp leaves and spread branches. These bonsais require pruning, which helps maintain the plant's natural shape for a very long time. 

Chinese Elm Bonsai

Chinese Elms are one of the most versatile Bonsais you could ever find. The easy to care bonsai has multiple trunks growing from a single base giving it a natural yet attractive look. Chinese Elms have natural curves and are one of the fastest-growing bonsai plants. 

Japanese Maple Bonsai

Japanese Maples are one of the easiest to care bonsais. These bonsais can be altered into any shape throughout the plant's growing period. With attractive red, green or yellow and orange leaves, Japanese Maple Bonsais require little sunlight and a lot of water. The best thing about these Bonsais is that they are evergreen and may develop jagged edges after age. 

Pine Bonsai 

Pine Bonsais are one of the most popular plants for bonsais. They are hard, and the bonsai bark becomes flaky once they age. The leaves of the Pine bonsai appear in a bunch of two to five needles. They require bright sunlight and water whenever the soil feels dry. Pine leaves range from dark green to light green and create an attractive appearance in an outdoor setting. 

Dwarf Jade Bonsai 

If you're interested in a softwood bonsai tree, Dwarf Jade bonsais are the cutest ones you could get. With semi-green leaves or shrubs and light brown branches, the small bonsai looks elegant yet familiar making it ideal for indoor or outdoor settings. Although dwarf jade bonsais require direct sunlight, they can still grow well in indoor environments. Jade bonsais do not require a lot of water.

Bottom Line

There are many, many kinds of bonsai trees. What you choose depends on the amount of effort you can put into the plant, the ambience you want to create and last but not least, your personal preferences! Every type of bonsai is equally beautiful and unique in its way! 

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