For those who are fascinated by the magic of bonsai, though, it is no secret that a miniature tree makes one of the most wonderful companions. Furthermore, displaying a bonsai tree in just about any indoor space is bound to bring a genuine sense of peace and harmony.
In this article, we will list 6 bonsai trees to warm up your room. Yes (or “hai” (はい) in Japanese), you can grow a bonsai tree indoors with great success by simply opting for a suitable lighting system.
Not only will doing so allow you to enjoy the whimsical beauty of bonsai in the comfort of your home but it is also a fantastic way to further upgrade your horticultural skills and know-how when it comes to what is considered the future of sustainable home gardening.
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Surprisingly (or not at all), mangoes, scientifically known as Mangifera indica, can make incredible bonsai trees to bring an exotic touch to your home interior.
As long as you start with introducing a mango to the art of bonsai when it is still a seedling, you can grow this notorious fruit using indoor lights without any worries.
Mango bonsai trees can also produce fruit, although when and how many fruits you can expect to reap depends on a wide array of factors that are unique to each bonsai grower. What is imperative is that you do not leave your bonsai mango exposed to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius).
Weeping figs are some of the most well-known plants that make perfect bonsai trees.
Scientifically known as Ficus benjamina, a weeping fig bonsai is a rather non-pretentious tree variety. However, that doesn’t mean you should not take the best care of your miniature version of Ficus benjamina; it simply means that even if you are a newbie bonsai practitioner, you can enjoy this variety without falling into extremes due to possible issues on your way.
The long, pointed leaves and arching branches will bring pleasure to the senses while warming up the room. But do mind that weeping fig bonsai trees will lose their leaves seasonally.
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Being one of the most popular bonsai trees, the Chinese elm is scientifically known as Ulmus parvifolia.
The bark of Chinese elms is exceptionally beautiful as it sheds with age. What’s more, it also changes its color as time passes by, making the Chinese elm bonsai tree an extraordinarily exciting companion to take care of and admire.
Considering the fact that Chinese elm bonsais can grow well when introduced to full sun or partial shade, a decently-working indoor lighting system is crucial.
Another important factor to keep in mind is that Chinese Elms are heavy feeders, meaning you should make no compromise when it comes to establishing a strict fertilization routine.
Australian Brush Cherry
Syzygium australe / Myrtus australis or Australian brush cherry is also known as water gum, creek lilly-pilly and scrub cherry. It grows tender white flowers that grow in a cluster, making way to edible fruits that vary from red to dark pink.
Native to Eastern Australia, brush cherries do rarely exceed 18 meters in height when growing freely in the nature.
If you want to enjoy the sweet-scented flowers, it is imperative to make use of high-quality lights, or else, it would be very difficult for the tree to reach its fullest potential and reward you with the tiny, charming edible fruits.
Scientifically referred to as Punica granatum nana, a dwarf pomegranate bonsai tree may not only warm up your room but will surely warm up your heart, as well.
The brightly colored tiny flowers give birth to the well-known pomegranate fruits, except for in the case with growing a bonsai pomegranate tree, these fruits are charmingly tiny yet still sublimely palatable.
A pomegranate bonsai tree does require sufficient access to light to thrive. One of the biggest mistakes you can commit while growing this particular tree variety is under-watering as drought is seriously damaging to Prunica granatum nana species.
Even though avocados are not considered the best type of tree species to bonsai, that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the process of growing your very own miniature version of the well-known avocado tree.
In particular, it is the Persea Americana that can make an excellent choice.
The major problem with bonsai avocados comes with the fact that their leaves are naturally broad and large, depleting part of the subtle exquisiteness of bonsai trees.
However, with tender care and a healthy dose of imagination, an avocado bonsai can quickly turn into one of your most favorite indoor plants that you will be proud of sharing with friends and family paying you a visit.
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The highly respected German politician Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt once shared– “The greatest room on the planet is the opportunity to get better.”
Keeping this always-relevant wisdom in mind, beautifying your home with the presences of bonsai trees grown with indoor lights is one of the most magical pathways one can take on the journey to self-discovery and self-improvement. For the art of bonsai is proven to have therapeutic health benefits apart from training the mind and the will of bonsai practitioners to embrace the virtues of patience and dedication.
The list of bonsai trees to warm up your room does not end here, not at all. Bonsai can help you achieve the seemingly unachievable, as long as you have the passion and will to discover and apply the Japanese tradition and aesthetics deeply rooted in the art of bonsai.