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Learn How to Grow a Bonsai on Rocks to display it in a unique way for a quirky addition to your plant collection!

How to Grow a Bonsai on Rocks

Go a little creative and learn everything about How to Grow a Bonsai on Rocks for a quirky yet beautiful addition to your garden or home!

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How to Grow a Bonsai on Rocks

Growing a Bonsai on a rock is quite a delicate task that needs extra patience and proper care. However, this artistic display in your home will be a unique work that will make up for all the effort and time. 

1. Get the Right Piece of Rock

Get a medium-sized rock with gaps, crevices, and cut sections. Clean it properly to eliminate debris and dirt. 

2. Place the Bonsai

Carefully pull the tree or plant from its temporary container and brush out as much soil as possible from the roots. Be extra careful not to cause any harm or injury.

Untangle the roots with a root fork and cut away any dying, dead, and rotting parts with a pair of clean and sharp scissors or shears. 

Place the tree over the rock and guide the roots in the crevices, cracks, and hollows as they usually look in nature. Do not place all the roots in the same place because it can block the view of your bonsai plant from all sides. 

3. Secure the Roots

Attach the roots with a copper wire or raffia and cover them with grafting tape except for the bottom part from where they will grow. 

4. Place it in a Pot

Now place the bonsai, along with the rock, in a container or a tray where the bottom exposed parts of the roots come in contact with the growing medium.

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Taking Care of Bonsai on Rocks

  • Place it in a location that receives bright but indirect sunlight for 5-6 hours daily.
  • Fertilize the plant only after 30-45 days from planting using a 10:6:6 blend, diluted to 1/4 of its strength, during spring. 

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Best Bonsai on Rocks Pictures

1. Mini Elephant Bush in a Torquoise Rock Tray

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2. Stout Bonsai Ficus on a Rock


3. Chinese Sweet Plum on a Mossy Rock

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4. Brussel’s Live Hawaiian Duo on Rock


5. Mini Ficus on a Rock

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6. Chinese Elm Rooting Over a Rock

7. Mountain Climber Artefact on a Rocky Bonsai


8. Bonsai Tree Lodged in Stone


9. Cotoneaster Root over Rock


10. Elegant Bonsai on a Miniature Rocky Hill


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  1. I realized by looking at the tree it’s patience for the roots grow in place special care it’s so wonderful thank you for different bonsai


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