Archive for October 28th, 2009

These days both artificial and traditional live indoor bonsai trees are equally popular. The bonsai tree provides a pleasing appearance that many people admire, but it also brings problems since the average individual lacks the skill and time this special tree requires. Among the greatest rewards of artificial trees is that they stay the same color and pose forever after they are purchased. Artificial bonsai trees can be really beneficial in this manner.

Many retailers carry artificial trees today; you shouldn’t need to search high and low to find one that’s right for your space. A bonsai plant is available in a wide array of colors, sizes, and tree types. You also have an assortment of options from the species of tree all the way up to the kind of container you might want to use. There are other choices too when it comes to buying artificial bonsai trees, including those that bear fruit or flowers.

Artificial bonsai trees usually have a metallic frame. They’re then wrapped in clay or actual preserved bark to look lifelike. The artificial trees are generally made from a material known as luna clay. The clay allows the owner to move the tree to make any particular pose desired, and it offers a realistic feel to the tree.

If you select a tree with preserved bark instead, it will look more realistic and you won’t need to worry about decay or collapse. You should keep in mind, however, that luna clay provides artificial bonsai trees more suppleness than those made of bark. Some artificial bonsai plants are actually made of real wood. They then give it an aged appearance by way of special techniques, and add leaves, flowers and fruits which are normally painted by hand.

Choosing faux bonsai plants results in a decreased need for maintenance. Artificial bonsai plants are normally simple to maintain. Vendors generally instruct the purchaser as to keeping plants dust-free and preventing fading. To keep leaves from fading, protect artificial bonsai from the direct rays of the sun and don’t clean them with a wet rag.

Your surroundings will be beautified due to the loveliness of the bonsai all the year through. If you take good care of your artificial bonsai, you will be able to enjoy it for many years without all the effort required for the real thing.