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Challenge Your Bonsai Tree Knowledge

Maya Pillai Dec 01, 2020
Bonsai is an art that has been studied and refined for many centuries. Test your bonsai knowledge by taking this quiz.
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The word “Bonsai” is a Japanese term which means “planted in a container".
A Quick Fact
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Though they are miniature trees, bonsai requires the same environment as their larger counterparts to thrive.
Something You Should Know
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Bonsai art has a style called Yose Ue which resembles a forest. In this style you can have many miniature trees to complete the landscape.
An Interesting Fact
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Before buying a bonsai, you need to ensure that you have a conducive environment for it to grow. Else it will die.
An Important Fact
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Neagari is one of the many disciplines of Bonsai. Bonsai grown using this technique has the root system that accentuate the tree.
Interesting Fact
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Bonsai have a classification structure starting from the Imperial, which is the largest, down to the Shito. Shito bonsai is around two inches and potted in a thimble sized container. It should be taken care of very delicately.
Did You Know?
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You can also use your cutlery fork as root hook and kitchen scissors to trim the branches.
Interesting Fact
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Soil should be ideally replaced towards the end of winter or early spring to prevent the roots from rotting.
An Interesting Fact
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The bonsai looks older than it is, when there is a jin. There is also a style of bonsai that have no branches on the lower trunk caller Literati.
Something You Should Know
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As in most potted plants, in bonsai too the soil should not be allowed to get too dry or waterlogged. It is wise to water regularly in summer and on alternate days in winter.
An Important Fact
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Rust can be treated by spraying the tree with Zinc-based fungicide. Before spraying this, remove the infected leaves.
An Interesting Fact
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Solid elemental looking rocks look as if bonsai is part of a landscape. A single rock gives impression of a towering mountain, while group of smaller rocks gives a look of a rocky terrain.
Interesting Info
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