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If you are in the mood to try something different for your next gardening project, then try succulents for Bonsai! They are easy to train and look amazing!
Botanical Name: <a href=«https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=» https: target="_blank" rel=«noopener»> Crassula ovata
The Jade plant is native to South Africa and is known for its strong trunk and branches that take their own sweet time to grow, making it perfect for bonsai shaping!
Botanical Name: Operculicarya decaryi
With proper care and pruning, this succulent can be shaped into a bonsai! Popular for its thick trunk and dense leaves – it will be a stand out specimen in your colelction.
Botanical Name: Euphorbia balsamifera
With its pencil-shaped branches and small leaves, it can be a quirky bonsai tree! This succulent is easy to propagate and highly adaptable to different light conditions.
Note: Be careful of its irritating milky sap while pruning.
Botanical Name: Aeonium
Tree Aeonium’s dense rosette, succulent leaves, and slow growth make it an excellent specimen for bonsai training. It will look like a living bouquet once mature!
Botanical Name: Euphorbia milii
Crown of Thorns displays red, pink, or yellow flowers and a thick spiny main stem, which you can also train in different shape in your bonsai project!
Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
Some people call it the “plant version of a boisterous water fountain,” thanks to its swollen base (caudex), strap-like foliage, and distinctive bulbous trunk.
Botanical Name: Adenium obesum
Desert Rose is a small succulent native to Africa that naturally looks like a bonsai, so imagine what you could achieve with a little training!
Botanical Name: Portulacaria afra
This is a very popular succulent for bonsai, especially for
Best places to see snowdrops
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