Grafting and pruning of bonsai roots
The very thought of this task, newcomers fill with horror. However, it is not a cruel thing to do at all - it makes a good thing for a plant, mimicking what would have otherwise happened in the wild. When planting a tree in a container, this process is obstructed. With occasional replanting and pruning the roots, you will do a favor to your bonsai, and it will reward you with health and a strong growth.
When and how?The frequency of replanting depends mostly on the type, size and age of each tree. However, the technique is the same, regardless of any of these factors. The best time to transplant any trees is the end of the standstill period before buds begin to swell. Apples that bloom in spring, along with cherries, should be replanted in early fall, and azaleas and quince immediately after they completed the blossoming.
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