These small bonsai plants are much nicer to look at and are just as easy to grow as any indoor plant. Many indoor varieties can be grown outdoors in warmer climates. You can choose an exotic or a tropical bonsai plant for something unique. Don’t pass on some of the Evergreens they are spectacular.
Everyone likes to use house plants to add a bit of color or to keep a room looking fresh. Indoor Bonsai trees look fantastic when used as a decoration and matched with your other home accessories. Small bonsai plants and trees are ideal accessories to use as a table centerpiece. Display pots are more decorative and are typically ceramic with either a shiny, glazed finish, or an unglazed dull finish. Ceramic pots are also frost proof which is a good idea if you have outdoor bonsai. While display pots are beautiful, its important not to choose a pot that will overshadow the beauty of your bonsai, choose one that will enhance the beauty of your tree.
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Cascade and semi-cascade bonsai plants are shaped similar to trees that grow over water or on the sides of mountains. Semi-cascade do not lean as far downward as the cascade style. Raft style plants are those that are planted on their side and can include many other shapes, straight-line and group plantings. These all give the illusion of a group of trees, but are actually the branches planted on its side.
Small House Plants in Bathrooms
I wanted to mention here about plants in this main room in your home. Everyone likes to have plants in a bathroom and a bonsai plant is ideal for this. Many times when we want a small plant to add color when decorating a bathroom. The problem is, this room normally doesn’t get enough sunlight and there is usually a lot of humidity.
There are three kinds of trees or low light plants for sale at the nursery that grow very well under lower light conditions. These types of “low light bonsai plants” do very well in apartments or especially bathrooms where you get a lot of shade and cannot get enough direct sunlight coming into a room. A palm is one I have used in the past and grows quite well. Its one of the best bonsai that is not quite tropical or exotic, but grows well under these conditions.
I always like to have a reason to buy another indoor plant or tree. So I combine my two favorite activities, decorating and growing bonsai. When buying house plants for decorating keep one thing in mind, size does matter. If your bonsai plant is going to be used as a coffee table centerpiece then keep it between 6 and 9 inches. Bonsai can be a bit taller when placed in the middle of a dining table.
Color wise it really comes down to your own personal preference. Flowering bonsai plants and or evergreen, both can add color to a room. Because these tiny plants already come with their own pots you would only need to buy a humidity drip tray to go with it, its absolutely necessary but highly recommended.
When you buy bonsai plants or indoor tree, I recommend that you pay close attention to the trunk line of that particular plant you want to purchase. Foliage and shape of the branches are important, so as a beginner choose something that does not require special tools for pruning.
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Remember they are not trees but plants if you would like a indoor bonsai tree click here. Most indoor plants for the home can be placed outside as long as it is warm and out of strong wind.
Three fun bonsai plants to grow are indoor citrus trees, mimosa trees and a Texas ebony tree
The Bonsai Pots that you grow your plant in does create part of the effect of how the plant looks.
For the beginner, bonsai plants are recommended because they are easy to grow and care for indoors. Many people use these as trees for home decor when decorating a room.
Bonsai plants; look at these buying tips
- do you want a plants or an indoor tree for your home
- coniferous or deciduous meaning, do you want the leaves to fall off at times during the year or stay evergreen.
- do you want your plant to flower, bear fruit or both
- does the room get enough sunlight if not maybe you need house plant that only has low light requirements
You see finding the best house plant for you isn’t quite as simple as one thinks. You don’t want to keep coming back to the nursery just to buy a plant that died because it wasn’t the right kind for you or the area you live in.
Luckily indoor bonsai trees are easy to grow plants and are ideal for using as home decor or as a table centerpiece. One note of concern here: if you have a plant on a table then you should have a humidity drip tray underneath it. This does several things at once: it saves the finish on your table and creates a proper growing environment. The average cost of a drip tray is around nine dollars.
Are you living in a home or apartment that doesn’t get a lot of sunlight because its in a shaded area? I would recommend that you look at the selection of house plants low light growing. The most common bonsai are hawaiian umbrella trees, ficus, and azalea bonsai. These are popular small plants that fit nicely on countertops or near windows. Some need sunlight but not direct light and a steady temp. The bonsai shown above do not need much light they are classified as house plants low light, so they can be grown in bedrooms or on your office desk.