The second step is to properly set the mother plant in the pot. When choosing a cutting for a mother plant, make sure that you pick a healthy and sturdy one. Clippings can be taken from the plant several times per year, so it’s important to ensure the mother of these clones is capable of producing quality buds.
There are several steps to planting and growing a cannabis bonsai tree.
The primary reason why people grow canna-bonsai trees is to produce clone clippings. Because each mother plant remains small, cannabis bonsais takes up much less space than a full-grown mother plant.
STEP THREE: TIME TO TRAIN
If you are working with few plants and limited space, bonsai trees can be a real space-saver. However, the utility of these plants really becomes apparent in larger cannabis gardens where several canna-bonsai mothers can provide a huge variety of genetics for the entire garden. Creating and maintaining several small mother plants to use for clone clippings is a great way to maintain diversity in your cannabis garden without having to rely on seeds.
Now it’s time to prune the branches. As the plant grows, its branches must be restricted in order to preserve the classic bonsai shape and stature, and to maintain airflow to the plant’s main stem. It’s important to only prune offshoot branches, as cutting main ones could seriously hurt the health and growth of your plant.
A bonsai tree is essentially a miniature tree. However, the term bonsai does not refer to a specific species of tree, but rather to the growing technique used to keep trees at this small size. The goal of growing a bonsai tree is to develop a healthy, mature, authentic plant that will only grow to a fraction of its natural size.
Named in honour of its exotic, fruity flavour, this up and coming weed variety has so much going for it. With generous yields, a beautiful branch pattern, and striking dark green colour which takes on a purple hue as it matures, a Somango bonsai plant would make a stunning statement art piece in any home. If you’re planning on harvesting yours, flowering times are reasonably short at around 9 to 10 weeks.
Once you have everything you need to hand, the you’ll need to follow are:
Instead, you’ll want to preserve your bonsai cannabis plant for decorative purposes, as a source of cuttings for propagation of larger plants, and just because you’ve grown so fond of the little guy. So you’ll need to ‘top’ your plant, and restart the vegetative stage so that it will continue to grow.
2. Somango XXL
With this in mind, here are just a few weed varieties we think would be ideal for use as a bonsai marijuana plant:
Next, fill the pot with suitable soil. Technically you could just use ordinary soil from your garden (weed is great at growing in all sorts of environments after all), however we recommend using ‘Super Soil’ which has been enriched with specially selected composts. This is available from most weed growing equipment suppliers.
Firstly, trim off any yellowing leaves so that you are left with a completely healthy plant. Next (and this is the nerve-wracking bit), remove about a third of the top half of the plant, just where the larger buds are beginning to reach maturity. Leave the smaller buds below alone, however, as these are needed for the plant to be able to restart its vegetative phase.
Similarly to the previous stage of the process, you’ll be using the gardening wire or string to secure individual branches of your plant. This is where your own judgement and creativity comes into play, so take time to decide how you want your plant to look and which specific branches you want to focus on.
This tutorial will show you how to create a fully established bonsai mother plant.
After completing the last step, you should have 6 to 8 leading branches coming up. When they reach 4 to 6 inches long, they can be taken as your first set of clones.
Part 1: How to Create a Bonsai Mother Plant
The little branches you left from before will become the main framework of your mother plant. The goal is to try to get them to form an open cup shape as they grow. The top 2 branches usually grow the fastest unless you take steps to even everything out. The following sequence helps you create a more symmetrical plant.
Here we are dealing with a 7 year-old mother plant that hasn’t been root trimmed for nearly a year and was deliberately neglected for the last 10 weeks so you could see the recovery.
First, trim back nearly all the top growth back to the main framework of branches. Leave one or two tiny shoots at the tip of each branch to draw sap and keep the branch alive.
4.) Take first set of clones