stoyancho
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Buy Bonsai Tree

Hello,

I want to buy a bonsai tree can you tell me what is the price. Also I've heard that a bonsai tree is very difficult to take care to - is it true?

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stoyancho,

Welcome, I'm glad you are seeking advice first. Do some research first, visit you local library or buy a book. Probably the first thing will be to define what you want to grow. Maples, Pines or Junipers are ill suited to indoor culture. Conversely, Ficus and Schefflera will not tolerate winter temperatures in many areas. Where are you located?

I mainly concentrate on temperate/outdoor species, I feel it is easier/better to allow nature to provide much of the trees requirements. Even tropical species are usually kept outside during the summer. It takes a lot of the burden from the grower. Inside will require more from you in the way of lighting especially but also humidity can be a problem.

Bear in mind that since bonsai are living things they will require daily care for large parts of the year. Depending upon your location and your decision indoor/outdoor they may require daily care year-round. Much of the time this is simply monitoring and watering but you cannot simply forget about them for days on end. You can easily lose years worth of work over a careless weekend.

Here are some links that might help:

https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3343

[url]https://www.evergreengardenworks.com/bonsaip.htm[/url]
[url]https://www.evergreengardenworks.com/bonsaibe.htm[/url]

[url]https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics_Intro.html[/url]
[url]https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics_StartingOut.html[/url]
[url]https://www.bonsai4me.com/Basics/Basics%20LearningToWalk.htm[/url]

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Thanks for the great reply
I live in Bulgaria - country located on the Balkans we have normal climate - with four seasons.

Now I'm going to read the resources that you provided.

Again thanks for the great reply!

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I want to grow little indoor tree - like flower

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One of the best indoor flowering trees is probably a tropical mimosa.
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Anisodontea, a dwarf hibiscus is a really nice tree to work with, with tiny, oak-like leaves and small, pink flowers. It seems to be fairly hardy. Barbados Cherry is another nice choice, also fairly hardy, as well as Grewia.

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The list can go on and on. Try looking at online tropical plant dealers for potential bonsai material. Jasminum Sambac is is a flowering shrub that has a good potential, so is the Flowering maple, and (one of the more interesting), the Desert Rose.
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