In the previous section (Bonsai tree care) we investigated the basic techniques to keep your tree alive and thriving. Now let's look into a few more advanced topics.

Learn how to care for a Bonsai tree

Topics included in this section are choosing proper substrate and pots for your Bonsai, protecting them from infections and winter care. Let's get started.

A tree is a tree, a pot is only a pot. It does not become a Bonsai until these two are combined and form a harmony together. A large part of the art of Bonsai is the experience of a tree that has become detached from its ground and now lives in a pot.

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Like any other living plant, Bonsai trees can be infected by any kind of pest or disease. However, when your plants are healthy and cared for properly, the risk of infection is reduced to a minimum.

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Like most Bonsai techniques, how you overwinter your trees depends on the region in which you live and the tree species you have.

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It is common sense to work on a tree at a time when it is possible to obtain the best result, while interfering as little as possible with the plant’s natural activity. Causing stress to a plant will slow down its process of development instead of speeding it up, so timing your work is important!

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