Here are few primary ways that bonsai-ists maintain their trees. The first method is maintenance pruning to maintain the plants desired shape. The second is structural pruning. Structural pruning is more intensive and geared toward the overall structure of the plant.
The reality is, bonsais grow slowly from a seed. Depending on the species, it may take up to a few months for your seed to germinate. Having said that, if you are willing to be patient and put in the time, you will be rewarded with something incredibly unique, that can be passed down through the generations.
So you’ve decided to enter the strange and exotic world of the bonsai? Congratulations! There is something uniquely satisfying about seeing the fruits of both your patience and labor personified in the form of a healthy well-maintained bonsai tree. Before you set out on this journey, take a minute to learn a bit more about this ancient artform.