The term bonsai , from the Japanese language. Specifically, it is the result of the sum of two terms of said language such as these:
-The noun "bon", which is used to define a large bowl or dish.
-The verb "sai", which can be translated as "plantar".
Hence the meaning as it is of bonsai is to plant in a bowl.
It is used to name a plant to which, through various procedures, its growth is truncated . Bonsai, in this way, always retain a small size.
Pruning, root cutting, pinching and transplantation are some of the actions that are carried out to model a bonsai. The objective of the technique is that the plant or the tree, beyond its smallness, maintain the appearance of the natural specimen.
It is believed that this type of crop arose about 2,000 years in China . It was the Taoist monks who began to venture with the bonsai, considering the trees as symbols of the eternal. Tradition indicated that the person able to keep a tree in a pot managed to gain eternity.
A few ago 800 years , the technique landed in the Japanese territory, where it gradually became popular. In this way the bonsai ceased to be the property of religious and nobles and expanded throughout the community As decorative elements.
It is important to keep in mind that a bonsai is a plant "normal" that remains small from different techniques (such as pruning and cutting), but whose genetics It is not modified. Therefore, with proper care, a bonsai lives the same amount of time as a common tree of that same species .
Bonsai can be graded according to their style (straight trunk, inclined trunk, exposed roots, etc.) or its size (large, medium, small or miniatures).
Among the most important advice and care that must be taken into account to have a bonsai are the following:
-It has to be placed in a place where it receives sun and air and even where there may be some humidity. Hence it can be established both on a terrace and on a balcony and even in a window. Of course in winter you have to protect them from the cold.
-When watering, you have to pour water until all the soil is wet.
-As is well known to all, bonsai need to be pruned. This is something that will be done in spring and also in late summer.
-The most recommended time to proceed to pay the bonsai is autumn.
-In the same way, to be able to get these trees to have the desired shape you must have the right tools. We are referring, above all, to what are the scissors that have a concave cut.
Numerous are the celebrities who have declared themselves unconditional fans of bonsai and who enjoy taking care of them and being able to properly. This would be the case of former President of Spain Felipe González.