Bonsai prices: how to choose according to the species
The prices of bonsai vary, of course, depending on the species, but are generally under fifty euros: therefore, they are low costs. When purchasing a bonsai for the first time, it is advisable to focus on a species that is easy to care for, which requires reduced maintenance and above all that reacts with extreme sensitivity to corrective interventions: a nurseryman will therefore be able to advise you on the solution more appropriate, depending on your level of experience. Equally important is to buy a plant suitable for the place where it will be placed; for example, sub-tropical species prefer humid environments. In general, among the easiest indoor bonsai to care for are the serissa, jade, ficus, elm and privet, while among the outdoor bonsai it is worth mentioning the maple, the pine and the juniper. The prices of bonsai for sale on the Internet, sometimes, may be lower than those of the seedlings for sale in the garden centers: it will therefore be worth checking the availability of bonsai also on the web to be able to find deals and opportunities. Once bought, bonsai obviously need care: they do not grow spontaneously in nature, but are the result of continuous repotting and pruning that must be carried out from the early years, without forgetting interventions and applications with tie rods, weights and wires. In spite of the manipulations made by man, in any case, bonsai maintain the same characteristics of the original species from the point of view of flowering and fruiting; evidently, they also require the same care in terms of irrigation and fertilization. Although they are species with limited and forced dimensions, they are lush and healthy plants.
Where to place the plant
The starting point can only be to find the best location for the plant. If it is an indoor bonsai, the accommodation in the apartment must be far from drafts and heat sources (for example a fireplace or a heater). It will also be good to opt for a sufficiently illuminated place, as long as it is not immediately near a window, both because the glass, with the rays of the sun, would act as a lens, with the risk of causing burns to the bonsai, and for the possible presence drafts, both because in winter the sudden changes in temperature that would be created by opening the window could give rise to serious problems. When, in the spring and summer months, the temperatures begin to steadily exceed fifteen degrees, the plant must be placed on the balcony or on the windowsill, so that it has the opportunity to reinvigorate itself. Conversely, outdoor essences will require an outdoor location all year round: otherwise, they will weaken and may even die; however, each individual plant requires a specific location, in partial shade or in full sun, to be respected accurately. In the external location, in any case, it is good to provide the bonsai with protection from any animals that could ruin it, and from violent rainfall (hail) and very strong gusts of wind.