Grow a bonsai tree by selecting a suitable specimen, purchasing the right kind of pot, preparing the bonsai and pot for transplantation and giving the bonsai the proper amount of water and sunlight. You need a pot, a bonsai root hook and rake, potting soil, wire and gravel.Continue Reading
Select a suitable bonsai specimen from a nursery that conforms to the style you want it to take. For instance, there are cascade, upright and slanted bonsais.
Purchase a shallow pot with drainage holes.
Water the bonsai thoroughly before planting it. Use a rake to gently remove soil from the roots. Remove any dead roots, and prune the root ball back by two-thirds.
Insert small gauge wire through one of the drainage holes. Place a layer of gravel at the bottom of the pot, followed by a layer of bonsai potting soil.
Place the bonsai in the pot. Spread the roots out. Wrap the wire around the trunk to support the plant as it grows. Fill the rest of the pot with the potting soil.
Keep the tree in the shade for up to a week, then gradually introduce it slowly to more sunlight. Regularly water the tree with tepid water.