Tips for Choosing the Proper Bonsai Planters

Bonsai, the ancient art of growing miniature plants, can bring calm, relaxation and a unique beauty to almost any space. For many, bonsai are lifelong projects, letting a person create something beautiful and personal that will be with them for decades. If you are interested in the art of bonsai or want to keep a bonsai tree healthy, then you will need the proper ceramic bonsai pot.

When it comes to finding the perfect ceramic bonsai pot for your bonsai tree, there are a few tips that you will need to keep in mind about the size, look and purpose of the pot. Here are just a few tips to help you find the proper pot or planter for your bonsai.

The Rules

The very first and arguably most important part of a bonsai pot is its size relative to the bonsai tree itself. For this, any ceramic bonsai pot should follow the “rules of thirds,” which can give you a rough idea of what size of pot you will need for your bonsai tree. Some rules to follow, which depend on the pot’s shape, are the “one-third rule” and the “two-thirds rule.”

The one-third rule applies to any ceramic bonsai pot that is round or circular. For this, the pot should be one-third of the height of the tree. This will ensure its roots system stays healthy while still controlling its growth.

For a rectangular or oval ceramic bonsai pot, you will instead follow the two-thirds rule. This means that your pot should be two-thirds of the height of the tree.

Don’t Forget about Looks

Did you know that the word “bonsai” literally means “plant in a tray?” If you look at the many beautiful bonsai plants out there, you will notice that the tree has been carefully, painstakingly curated and so has the pot. The truth is that the perfect ceramic bonsai pot needs to work properly for your plant but also look the part. After all, the plant’s container is right there in its name.

Get a Specially-Made Ceramic Bonsai Pot

There are thousands of planters and flower pots out there but they aren’t specially made for bonsai plants. If you are serious about bonsai, then you will need to look at planters and pots that are dedicated to bonsai. The reason is that only a proper ceramic bonsai pot will have the netting and sizing for growing miniature plants. Other pots will actually encourage the growth of your plant instead of keeping its growth limited. So if you want a proper bonsai tree, you need a proper bonsai planter or pot.

Leaves & Soul is dedicated to offering beautiful, specially-made bonsai ceramic pots for bonsai enthusiasts, no matter what their skill level. If you are interested in bonsai or want to keep a bonsai tree healthy, then be sure to look at our selection. With the right ceramic bonsai pot, you can grow a beautiful tree that can be with you for decades to come. Click here to learn more.