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Bonsai Training and Classes

Learn how to create and care for your own Bonsai Tree.

Classes Detail here.

Bonsai Trees for Sales

We carry a large variety of nursery stock over 5000 trees in various stages of development.

 

Why do my Bonsai Die?

Lack of Water

Bonsai trees are planted in small pots, so they don't have many reserves in terms of nutrients and water. Most Bonsai trees die from a lack of water.

If you forget to water your Bonsai until the soil dries out completely, the tree's roots dry out and die.

Within days you will see the leaves of your tree wither and fall off.

If the roots have dried up completely you can't save the tree.

If the roots didn't dry out completely you can rescue the tree by watering it properly and to keep the tree damp. 

Lack of Sunlight

In most houses, the only place where a Bonsai will do well is right at a South facing window, as lots of light is crucial for the health of your tree.

Whit out sunlight the light intensity will drop significantly, slowing down growth and ultimately killing your Bonsai.

Any plant needs exposure to the sun in some way because they use photosynthesis to create the nutrients they need to survive.

Our Bonsai Services Include

SA Bonsai offers a wide Bonsai Trees, and other services,:

  • Bonsai tree styling

  • Bonsai Sales
  • Bonsai Re-potting

  • Bonsai Advice

  • Bonsai Holiday care

  • Bonsai nursery

  • Bonsai Corporate gifts

  • 1 on 1 bonsai workshops, styling, pruning, and training at appointment

  • Bonsai training courses

  • Bonsai Accessories

  • Bonsai Wire

  • Bonsai Tools

  • Bonsai Pots

Bonsai Nursery Stock for Sale / Bonsai Trees For Sale / Bonsai Tools / Bonsai Wire / How to Make a Bonsai Tree / Growing a Bonsai / Bonsai Training / Bonsai Pots / Bonsai Corporate Gifts / Bonsai Styles 

Bonsai is a living art form. Growing bonsai is an all-consuming hobby. Bonsai was started by the Chinese more than a thousand years ago, but was adopted into the culture of the Japanese and then perfected into the art of bonsai as we know it today. The term bonsai is derived from Bon-Sai, Bon being the Japanese word for “tray”, while Sai translated as “planting”. The word “bonsai” is both singular and plural in its usage.

Bonsai are kept outdoors throughout the year, with only brief display indoors to show off flowers or leaf coloring. Bonsai must be kept damp; it is only a myth that Bonsai must get water once a week. No water no life.

For many centuries the Japanese Bonsai masters refined the techniques of the art of Bonsai to a point where an aged specimen was considered to be a prised family heirloom. Bonsai was little known in South Africa 40 years ago, but thanks to a few South Africans like Charles Ceronio, Johan Ras, Eddie Van der Westhuizen, and many more Bonsai started in South Africa in 1960, The Pretoria Bonsai Kay was formed in 1968 and was the first club in South Africa. Thanks to these pioneers there are a lot of Bonsai clubs in South Africa Today. South African Bonsai can at any time be compared to the rest of the world. South Africa is the only country in the world that has its own Bonsai styles and is recognised by the Japanese Bonsai Masters.

“The art of Bonsai is much more than just planting a tree in a pot. There must be a feeling, a love for nature, especially a love for trees, and a state of mind which gives great contentment and a fulfillment in creating your own Bonsai” By Doug Hall.