How to grow a Bonsai Tree from seed

Posted by Luisniz Figueroa on

Growing Bonsai from seed, step by step

 

Preparing the pot
1

First apply a layer of a coarse, water draining substrate, like lava rock or grit.

Adding soil

2

Next, add a layer of standard Bonsai soil.

The tree seeds
3

Purchase or collect tree seeds and check if they need scarification or stratification. That mostly depends on the tree species you select to grow.

Putting seed on the soil

4

Place the seeds on the soil, leave some room between the seeds.

Add soil

5

Add a top layer of standard Bonsai soil, about an inch (2 centimeter) is enough.

Almost done
6

The soil is added and we use our fingers to compact the soil a bit.

Watering thoroughly

7

Finally, we water thoroughly. Keep the seed bed slightly moist from now on.

 

Key take-away

Key take-away

Growing trees from cuttings takes a lot of time, wait at least three years with any pruning. Repotting the seedlings after the first year into large pots is recommended.


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