What is the best bonsai tree for beginners?
What is the best bonsai tree for beginners? People new to bonsai often ask us what is the best bonsai tree for beginners. The answer is – it depends! Success with bonsai depends chiefly on two things; location and watering. Having said that, some species of tree are certainly easier than others.
When you first start with bonsai, you tend to want to keep them in the house. After all, they are houseplants aren’t they?! Plus, if they are in the garden, you won’t see them as much as you would if they were on the coffee table / desk. Its cold and wet out there half the time, you don’t want to go out there. In reality, it is much easier to keep bonsai trees outside. Having said that, some bonsai trees can be kept indoors, and people tend to start with these.
What I can tell you is that almost everyone who grows bonsai trees as an interest, grows them outdoors. Trees love fresh air, sun and rain. I have this conversation with beginners in bonsai nearly every day at the nursery. So, if you want to get into growing bonsai and you have a garden, use it! Right now, you might not have any bonsai trees and the garden isn’t very interesting. If you get into bonsai and build a collection of lovely bonsai trees and bonsai projects, it will be coming into the house that’s the problem!
Anyway, off on a tangent there. Here is a list of a few of the easier bonsai tree species.