Every plant needs light. Some need more than others and how much depends on how - and where - that particular tree grows naturally. Bonsai that naturally thrive in full sun like mini jades, bougainvillea and many other flowering bonsai, need more light than more shade tolerant varieties like ficus and schefflera.
The dog’s tail knocked a small pot right off the table. The kids were tearing through the living room and your bonsai tree went crashing to the floor. My personal favorite- the courier company employees decided to play soccer with my carefully, even lovingly boxed bonsai tree on its way to you and you opened the box to find a pot in pieces. What's Next?
The Juniper is the number one choice among bonsai buyers, particularly as gifts and beginner trees. It isn't surprising considering that when you think of a bonsai tree, the image that usually springs to mind is of an evergreen tree and of all the evergreen trees, nothing grows as easily as a Juniper.
Whenever I want to introduce someone to what I love about bonsai, I show them my favorite Chinese Elm. If they didn't understand the attraction of bonsai already, this little beauty sells them on it every time! Ulmus parvifolia is an outstanding bonsai choice and one that belongs in every collection.