If you’re a cannabis enthusiast looking for a unique and rewarding way to cultivate your plants, consider growing a cannabis bonsai tree. This creative approach allows you to train a cannabis plant into various shapes, resembling a real-life marijuana bonsai tree.
Besides being a fun and artistic process, cultivating a cannabis bonsai tree offers several benefits. It helps you maintain small, manageable plants that still produce an abundant yield, promotes plant health and disease resistance, and creates a visually stunning display.
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What You’ll Need
- A potted baby cannabis plant
- A drill with a small drill bit
- Gardening twine or thin wire with plastic covering
- A thin wooden stake
Step 1: Drill Holes in the Pot
Using your drill, make a series of holes in the top edge of the pot. These holes will be used to run the twine or wire through, so ensure they are large enough for your chosen material to fit through.
Step 2: Train the Trunk
Gently press the wooden stake into the soil alongside the trunk of your baby cannabis plant.
Be cautious not to harm the roots during this process. Once the stake is in place, you can bend or wrap the trunk around it.
Next, run a piece of twine or wire through the nearest hole and loop it over the trunk, securing it in place. This will guide the trunk’s growth in the desired direction.
Step 3: Train the Branches
As your cannabis plant continues to grow, you’ll need to train its individual branches to achieve the bonsai shape you envision.
Utilize the twine or wire, along with the holes in the pot’s top, to guide the branches’ growth. Tailor the training based on your design preferences.
For example, if you want a section to grow taller, reduce the tying down, and if you prefer a more horizontal growth, focus on securing those branches.
Step 4: Prune Branches as Needed
Regularly prune back new growth to maintain your plant’s bonsai shape.
Be cautious while pruning to avoid accidentally damaging the main branch.
Trim only new offshoots emerging from primary branches, and use sharp scissors for precise cuts.
Pruning not only preserves the bonsai appearance but also enhances air circulation, reducing humidity and mold risks.
Step 5: Harvest Buds
As your marijuana bonsai tree enters the flowering phase, keep an eye on the trichomes covering the plant’s flowers. When the trichomes turn milky white, it’s time to harvest the buds. Allow the flowers to hang upside down in a well-ventilated room for effective drying. transfer the buds to glass jars and store them in a dark, dry place for curing. Open the jars daily to allow air circulation, and once the buds are semi-dry but still sticky, they’re ready for consumption.
Growing a cannabis bonsai tree is a fascinating and rewarding journey for cannabis enthusiasts. It allows you to unleash your creativity while cultivating a unique and visually stunning marijuana plant. Remember to be patient and gentle throughout the training and pruning process. Following these steps will not only provide you with a bountiful yield but also give you the pleasure of admiring your beautiful cannabis bonsai tree. Note: The images used in this article are sourced from Budzai and Plantswithbenefits, both excellent resources for learning more about cannabis bonsais. Be sure to check out Budzai’s official website for further information.