After the mother plant is in the pot, you will need to situate a wooden stake to help train the plant’s main stem. You can use this stake to position the trunk of your bonsai any which way you want. It’s important to avoid any potential root damage during this stage. Gently press the stake into the soil alongside the stem so as to avoid damaging the roots. Afterward, you can use string or twine to tie the stem to the stake and the holes previously drilled in the pot.
The second step is to properly set the mother plant in the pot. When choosing a cutting for a mother plant, make sure that you pick a healthy and sturdy one. Clippings can be taken from the plant several times per year, so it’s important to ensure the mother of these clones is capable of producing quality buds.
The first step is preparing your pot for the plant. Since you’re growing bonsais, you want to select a suitably small pot. In order to facilitate training, some growers prefer to drill holes around the perimeter of the pot for string or twine. Just make sure that the holes are big enough to actually fit the twine you are planning on using. Failing to do so may result in a bad surprise when it comes time to train.
STEP THREE: TIME TO TRAIN
In the never-ending quest to produce the best buds around, growers have developed several strategies to optimise their cannabis grow. One of these strategies is the growth and maintenance of cannabis bonsai trees.
If you are working with few plants and limited space, bonsai trees can be a real space-saver. However, the utility of these plants really becomes apparent in larger cannabis gardens where several canna-bonsai mothers can provide a huge variety of genetics for the entire garden. Creating and maintaining several small mother plants to use for clone clippings is a great way to maintain diversity in your cannabis garden without having to rely on seeds.
Because each strain’s genetics are different, certain cultivars will be better suited for developing into canna-bonsais. Here are a couple of strains that, thanks to their short stature, we think are ideal candidates for growing into canna-bonsai trees.
Originating in ancient China and Japan, the practice of growing bonsai trees has lasted for over a thousand years. Translated from Japanese, the word bonsai means “planted in container”. By planting trees in small containers, their ability to absorb nutrients and develop extensive root systems is restricted, resulting in their miniature size.
The most important aspect to get your cannabis plant looking like a bonsai tree is to stick a wooden stake next to the trunk.
The regeneration will do wonders for the look of your canna-bonsai, because you won’t have to start nurturing a new one every time you harvest your buds, and believe me, they will only get more beautiful with time.
Phase One – Drilling the Pot
As your canna-bonsai develops and becomes bigger, you’ll need to limit the number of branches by pruning them.
And for the lower ⅓ of the plant, you shouldn’t remove the small buds from this section, because they are paramount for provoking the regeneration process.
Start by drilling numerous holes from all sides of the pot, and through them you’ll be running the wire (or twine, depending on your personal preference) to suspend the branches of your canna-bonsai in any desired direction.
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