Bonsai ( lit. tray cultivation ) is the art of growing trees, or woody
plants shaped as trees, in containers. Bonsai is sometimes confused with
dwarfing, but dwarfing more accurately refers to researching and creating
cultivars of plant material that are permanent, genetic miniatures of existing
species. Bonsai does not require genetically dwarfed trees, but rather
depends on growing small trees from regular stock and seeds. Bonsai uses
Cultivation techniques like pruning, root reduction, potting, defoliation, and
grafting to produce small trees that mimic the shape and style of mature,
What Is the Meaning of a Bonsai Tree?
Bonsai is the ancient Chinese art form of growing small trees, which
Began over 1,000 years ago, insists Bonsai Gardener.org. Though the
Meaning Has changed slightly over time, the heart of bonsai is still rooted in traditional ideals.