How to Grow a Cannabis Bonsai Tree from Scratch (Step by Step)

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Cannabis enthusiasts as of late indicated a significant flood of freshly discovered enthusiasm for cannabis bonsai trees, so i've chosen to cover this subject in vigorous depth.

Prior to beginning the instructional exercise, I ought to most likely say something in regards to the bonsai culture first, with the end goal to have a superior perception of for what reason would somebody begin to develop their own cannabis bonsai tree.

Going on for over a centuries, the inconspicuous specialty of prepping smaller than normal sized plants started in ancient Japan (and this convention is firmly associated with their Zen Buddhism practices), yet the foundations of this custom really began in old China.

The ultimate objective of growing a bonsai tree is to make an authentic plant that seems indistinguishable to the ones that can be found in nature, with the sole distinction being the real size of the tree.

Note that bonsais aren't hereditarily altered to end up littler in size, and in reality any sort of tree could be utilized for making a bonsai.

Normally, a few species are much more reasonable for this than others.

The word bonsai (when straightforwardly interpreted from Japanese) signifies "planted in a container", and this is true to the heart, on the grounds that once the plant is developed in a little compartment, this will constrain its capacity to store a lot of nutrients and to have a huge root framework, and these confinements are the most imperative parts of growing a bonsai tree.

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All together for the bonsai to turn out as impeccable as it very well may be, plants that have a woody trunk ought to be utilized, and ideally ones that have littler leaves as a matter of course, or plants that have reducible-size leaves.

Developing a healthy bonsai tree includes a considerable measure of pruning, branch-wiring, constraining the amount of fertilizers and numerous other exact subtle elements, which makes bonsai development an exceptionally tedious and tasking assignment, yet that is (other than a ravishing looking plant) the most compensating thing about bonsai culture.

A similar Zen-like philosophy could be applied when we are nurturing another cannabis bonsai tree, in light of the fact that the sheer time and exertion you put into this living thing will result in a more close to home and drawing in association with your plant, and the time spent working on it will be filled with harmony and tranquility.

So now that we've gotten to know the history and the major qualities of the bonsai culture, we can proceed onward to the practical portion of this piece.

How to grow a cannabis bonsai tree from scratch

With the end goal to develop your very own canna-bonsai, you'll be requiring a few things:

  • A young cannabis plant in a pot

  • Electric drill

  • Plastic-covered wire (or gardening twine)

  • A wooden stake (don't worry, there are no vampires involved)


Stage One – Drilling the Pot


Begin by boring various holes from all sides of the pot, and through them you'll be running the wire (or twine, contingent upon your own inclination) to suspend the parts of your canna-bonsai any coveted way.

Double check that the holes you've bored are sufficiently wide for the wire or twine, so you don't need to waste time expanding them subsequently.


Stage Two – Trunk Training


The most critical perspective to get your cannabis plant resembling a bonsai tree is to stick a wooden stake alongside the trunk.

You'll utilize the stake to position the trunk toward any direction you wish, which will give your plant that abnormal unique appearance.

To keep away from any conceivable root harm, tenderly press the wooden stake down into the dirt nearby the trunk of your plant, and once you've wrapped the trunk how you would have preferred to, tie it with wire or twine to one of the closest gaps that you've beforehand bored in the pot.

Ensure you don't tie the trunk with a lot of power, and dependably abandon some additional space for the trunk to extend in size.


Stage Three – Branch Training

The next thing to do is to tie the branches of your plant.

This is accomplished in thesame way as with the trunk, so when you imagine in which bearing you need your branches to go, tie them with wire and associate them with the openings you already penetrated in the pot.

Once more, ensure you leave some additional room while wiring, so your branches can become grow uninterrupted and without excessive constriction.

In the event that you need your branches to be more horizontal, tie them down with more force, and in the event that you need them in a more customary vertical style, keep the bondage of that branch light.


Stage Four – Branch Pruning


As your canna-bonsai develops and becomes bigger, you'll have to restrain the quantity of branches by pruning them.

This will preserve that custom bonsai look, in the meantime it'll safeguard an ideal measure of airflow to your plant, preventing it from becoming damp and developing mold.

Simply ensure you just prune the new offshoot branches, since you certainly would prefer not to cut any essential ones, as this will back off the development of your plant all things considered.


Stage Five – The Harvest

When your canna-bonsai achieves the blossoming stage (you can determine this by viewing the trichomes on your buds), and when they turn creamy white, it's time to cut them off.

Leave the crisp buds in a ventilated space to get dry, and once you can isolate the stem effectively from the branch, it's the ideal opportunity for curing.

To appropriately cure a bud you'll require a hermetically sealed glass container. Place the buds in the container and place your container (or containers) in a dull dry space.

Double check that the buds don't get excessively muggy, and if that occurs, simply let some circulation into the containers and close the cover once more.

You'll rcognize the end of curing once your buds turned out to be half dry (with the trichomes staying still very sticky), and in this stage you can begin to puff your product.

Indeed, even now when it's totally budless, your canna-bonsai will be an authentic show-stopper.

It is likewise conceivable to keep your canna-bonsai alive for the following, and every other season to come.

At the point when the bonsai is prepared to be cut, evacuate the top ⅓ of the plant (this is where all the gigantic buds will be).

The center (or focal) ⅓ of the plant should be intensely trimmed, and all the yellow old leaves ought to be evacuated.

What's more, for the lower ⅓ of the plant, you shouldn't expel the little buds from this segment, since they are vital for inciting the regeneration procedure.

Once you've finished the majority of this present, it's an ideal opportunity to set your canna-bonsai into vegetative state, which implies 18+ long stretches of light in addition to a significant measure of nitrogen for kick-beginning the vegetating stage.

Additionally take note of that your plant won't require such a great amount of water as it did during the blossoming stage, so water it once and rehash once it's dry.

The regenaration will do wonders for the look of your canna-bonsai, since you won't need to begin sustaining another one each time you gather your buds, and trust me, they will just get more lovely with time.

Tragically it's conceivable that there will be a diminishing in the power of your buds after each blossoming, but since the ultimate objective of a canna-bonsai isn't generally the punch your buds can convey, however the time and exertion you put into developing it, and a magnificently unpredictable structure of your plant.



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Interesting... I may try this.

What an awesome article thank's for sharing!! It really would be pretty cool to have a pot bonsai tree, I think you talked me into it!! Upped and followed!

I really want to see decades old bonsai cannabis trees, that would be sick!

In the mean time, a bonsai cannabis grow challenge on smoke would be pretty cool - rewarding anyone who successfully regenerates a bonsai tree & further successive grow cycles maintaining the bonsai limitations.


Wow..... @indica You just gave me a great idea for a contest. It's unfortunate that I don't have enough smoke power to reward contestants if I were to run one


Keep at it you will in time brotha!!! SMOKE on!!

cool! never thought about a cannabis bonsai , interesting , i'm in love in bonsai in any type :-) resmoked