How to Start a Bonsai Tree

Start a Bonsai Tree Step 16 Version 2

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Lauren Kurtz

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This article was co-authored by Lauren Kurtz. Lauren Kurtz is a Naturalist and Horticultural Specialist. Lauren has worked for Aurora, Colorado managing the Water-Wise Garden at Aurora Municipal Center for the Water Conservation Department. She earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies from Western Michigan University in 2014. This article has been viewed 2,043,592 times.

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Updated: May 17, 2020

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Before starting a bonsai tree, pick a species that will thrive in your climate and is the right size for your location. Then, remove the tree from its container and clean and trim the roots so they fit into a small pot. Fill the pot with coarse grain soil at the bottom and finer soil on top. Put the tree into the pot and add some more fine soil. After the tree is secure in the pot, leave it in a semi-shaded area for 3 weeks and water it as needed. For tips on growing a bonsai tree some seed from our Horticulture reviewer, keep reading!

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