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Bonsai – Tray cultivation – The most famous bonsai trees in the world

Bonsai (tray cultivation) is the art of aesthetic miniaturization of trees, or of developing woody or semi-woody plants shaped as trees, by growing them in containers. Cultivation includes techniques for shaping, watering, and reporting in various styles of containers. This process(bonsai) is also known as dwarfing.

Bonsai Tree
Bonsai Tree

‘Bonsai’ is a Japanese pronunciation of the earlier Chinese term penzai.

The Great Bonsai
The Great Bonsai

A ‘bon’ is a tray-like pot typically used in bonsai culture. The word bonsai is used in the West as an umbrella term for all miniature trees in containers or pots.

Tray cultivation model
Tray cultivation model

It is the art of dwarfing trees or plants and developing them into an aesthetically appealing shape by growing, pruning and training them in containers according to prescribed techniques.
A Variety Bonsai Tree
A Variety Bonsai Tree

Container-grown plants, including trees and many other kinds of plants, have a history stretching back at least to the early times of Egyptian culture – Pharaoh Ramesses III donated gardens consisting of potted olives, date palms, and other plants to hundreds of temples.
Drakula Bonsai
Drakula Bonsai

Pre-Common-Era India used container-grown trees for medicine and food.
Spread the wings
Spread the wings

A tree planted in a small pot is not a bonsai until it has been pruned, shaped, and trained into the desired shape.
My favourite bonsai
my-favourite-bonsai

Bonsai are kept small by careful control of the plant’s growing conditions.
Anaconda Bonsai
Anaconda Bonsai

Only branches important to the bonsai’s overall design are allowed to remain and unwanted growth is pruned away. Roots are confined to a pot and are periodically clipped. And bonsai may live to be hundreds of years old.
Million Dollar Bonsai Tree
Million Dollar Bonsai Tree

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