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 Japanese Larch Bonsai Tree

Japanese Larch Bonsai Tree<br><i>(larix leptolepsis)</i>

Japanese Larch Bonsai Tree
(larix leptolepsis)

Also known as 'Larix Kaempferi'. The very beautiful Larch is an unusual genus, one of the handful of decideous conifers which is very popular among bonsai growers around the world. Unlike many conifers, Larix cones are purplish in color and are quite small and seem in proportion to most sizes of bonsai. The color of the foliage is bright lime green at the start of the season, bright to dark green during the Summer and yellow to bronze in the autumn.

 Your Guide to a Japanese Larch Bonsai

The Japanese Larch Bonsai is an excellent plant to consider if you want to add to, expand, or create your very own bonsai garden. Bonsai is the art of growing and crafting miniature trees, and is an increasingly popular pastime and hobby throughout the world. Growing bonsai trees is often regarded as a rewarding experience - and is perfect for people who have an interest in gardening but a limit on time. The Japanese Larch Bonsai is recognizable from other larch species of bonsai as it has reddish new twigs in winter, and its branches spread more or less horizontally. This makes it easy to create your own bonsai design - as it is simple to manipulate into interesting shapes. The Japanese Larch Bonsai also has small colorful purple cones, lime green spring foliage, and bronze autumn foliage - making it popular and aesthetically pleasing all year round. Caring for your Japanese Larch Bonsai correctly is vital if you want it to flourish and maintain good health all year long. There are several things you need to consider when growing and shaping your bonsai. Firstly, you should ensure you water your Japanese Larch Bonsai regularly throughout its growing season of summer. You should reduce your watering during winter; however you must ensure you do not allow your Bonsai Soils to dry out. These plants need to be well hydrated to maintain their health. As well as ensuring it is well watered, you should feed your Japanese Larch Bonsai fortnightly during its growing season. This type of bonsai plant is best kept outdoors, as it needs a decent amount of sunlight to prosper. You may also want to consider using bonsai fertilizer when growing your Japanese Larch Bonsai. This will ensure it gets the necessary nutrients it needs to grow and for its beautiful foliage to remain vibrant and full. It is easier to manipulate your bonsai design when you have a lot of foliage to work with. Click here for fertilizer The best way to ensure you get the desired results from your Japanese Larch Bonsai is to make sure you have the correct bonsai tools at your disposal - for use in shaping the plant. You can buy kits designed specifically for bonsai maintenance. These tool kits should ideally include a leaf trimmer, rake with spatula, root hook, coir brush, concave cutter, knob cutter, wire cutter, and small, medium and large shears. Please click the highlighted text for more information on Bonsai Tools & Wire You can use these tools, along with tying down the trees with wires to manipulate the branches of your Japanese Larch Bonsai to make an interesting design. Although the Japanese Larch Bonsai is best kept outside, you may also want to consider using hydroponics to grow this plant. Hydroponics allows you to grow the Japanese Larch Bonsai without soil, and will often result in a faster, fuller growing Japanese bonsai plant.

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Japanese Larch Seeds

Japanese Larch Seeds

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Wine Grape Bonsai

Wine Grape Bonsai

Our eco-conscious Wine Grape Bonsai are 10-12 year old wine grape specimens, literally bringing an authentic piece of California's Wine Country heritage into your home. This bonsai is grown best on a patio that's protected from the elements, but it will do equally well in any shaded spot. Watching your bonsai go from the active growing season into its dormant season will put you more in touch with the earth and its cycles.

  • VeriFlora® Certified
  • 10" to 12" Height
  • 8" to 10" Diameter
  • Natural ceramic container
  • Container measures 4"W x 6"L x 2½"H
  • Recommended for indoors
  • 10 to 12 year old
  • California grown

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There are an extensive amount of specialized tools available for bonsai gardeners to use.  Always purchase good tools because they will perform much better and last the life time of your hobby.  The most important tools are those used for pruning and wiring.  Good tools will help keep your bonsai garden in good shape.