Growing Bonsai Trees

If you want to grow bonsai trees and start your own business, you should know the bonsai’s beginnings. Learn the various techniques to grow bonsai trees. Some experts use cuttings but there are also those who grow the trees from seeds.

Either way, you will surely be rewarded once you’ve accomplished your goals.

Starting Bonsai Trees Business

Bonsai trees have been around for around 1,000 years now and it all started in China. Later on, the Japanese people developed their own bonsai trees. Growing bonsai trees is easy but you will need to possess enough knowledge and skills. With its growing popularity as an artistic and spiritual display, more and more people plan on starting bonsai trees business. Bonsai is basically the art of growing miniature trees in containers. These trees are also called dwarf trees and this is made possible by pruning or wiring the branches and roots and many other techniques to allow the maturity of the tree.

When starting bonsai trees business, you will have to learn how to balance the root and ground growth of the tree. The trees should be shaped while they are still young and should be continued until they mature. The growth of the tree can be controlled by using copper wires on the branches and trunks. Everything about the tree should be proportional and this will include the flowers, fruit, needles, leaves, etc. The trees will reach maturity after five years and they are available in different sizes.

Starting Bonsai Trees Business from Cuttings or Seeds

To grow bonsai trees, you will need cuttings or seeds. Most people who are starting bonsai trees business usually use seeds but it is also possible to use cuttings. With the latter, you can grow softwood and hardwood bonsai trees. Almost all bonsai trees can be grown from cuttings except the pine trees. Knowing the step by step instructions in growing bonsai trees is vital for success! You will need a small container and a limited amount of soil. You should avoid over watering the trees and you should use the bonsai soil which is different from houseplant soils in the market. The trees need potash, phosphoric acid, and nitrogen. These things should be provided during spring and autumn or fall.

Use fertilizers that contain chelated iron and you can switch brands of fertilizers as often as you want. Humidity is a very important factor when growing bonsai trees. Place the small pot on a shallow tray with little water. When the water from the tray evaporates, it will provide the needed humidity. The pot can sit on pebbles or small rocks. Put the pot in a place where it can get several hours of sun each day. If you are patient and you possess the skills of growing bonsai trees, you can start your own business. There is great demand for bonsai trees which makes it a very viable business option.


  • Jyoti Mehta said on January 9, 2011
    I'm a doctor by profession; Interested in farming of bonsai trees. Need guidance & support. Ludhiana. Punjab.
  • Vijayakumar said on August 30, 2011
    i am willing to grow bonsai for my wife she is very interested in the field pls give me some address where i can get some trees for my wife's interior
  • jane said on September 22, 2011
    i'm jane from philippines, my husband is now in a hubby of planting bonsai and were thinking that it could also be wise business..I want to know how to start..thank you
  • K T SRINIVAS said on November 25, 2011
    K T SRINIVAS karanataka state chitradurga dist india i am interested in farming of bonsai trees need guidance & support
  • G.V.Karindi said on March 14, 2012
    I stay in Belgavi in Karnatak. Please let me know details of growing bonsai plants. Hope you will help me to start the bonsai business. Thank you.
  • princess joana campos said on June 12, 2012
    i'm from philippines , i wanted to start business of bonsai here in my country i have huge of buyer from different country which one time i sent and share the picture of our bonsai collection from malaysia ,, wright now i start to developed my one hectares property and turn into bonsai business ,, but still need some idea from you and more guidance ,, god bless us
  • Matthew Madigan said on September 14, 2012
    Hello mate, I was just reading ur article. I've been into bonsai for 12 yrs now and sell them here n there but would love to make a living out of it. I have a 120 acre block and have been starting to plant en masse in the field. (and pots). Any info or help u can give like demand, legalities, use of the post etc would be much appreciated! I live in small city but close to large city. Thank you in advance.
  • Mercy said on September 23, 2012
    Greetings, i'm from kenya and would like to get in touch with @mathew madigan as i need a supplier of bonsai trees. thank you.
  • Eloy Pineda III said on October 20, 2012
    Binan, Laguna, Philippines. Well enough suggestions to get started with this endeavor.
  • SURESH KUMAR.B said on October 20, 2012
  • V N AGRAWAL said on November 3, 2012
    seeking help for bonsai mango/fruit tree farming at gorakhpur up
  • gr madhukar said on January 24, 2013
    hi, am from hyderabad of andhrapradesh, India, am interested in the business of Bonsai, can u help
  • Prince said on February 9, 2013
    Hi I am from Mumbai and interested in bonsai tree business. I have around 5000 sq-ft area in my backyard. But I don't know from where to start and how much fund need for it, Please let me know details of growing bonsai plants. Thanks
  • Toby said on February 28, 2013
    Growing bonsai will cost a lot of money and time it would be wise to learn on some trees go to bonsai clubs and training get books Bonsai growing is a art it takes a lot of time dont need a very large place as I started in a greenhouse and over time got bigger and bigger But if you dont know what you are doing it can cost you a lot of money so start with few cuttings or seeds but remember it will take from seed around 4 years to be able to sell if anyone needs help email me on
  • sankar said on April 25, 2013
    i want to start bonsai plants in small scale project where can i get the plants
  • Eswara Reddy said on April 29, 2013
    Hello Sirs I am basically a retired Lecturer in Botany and had knowledge about plant growth etc, I am very much interested to grow the bonsai trees and do some business in my retired time. I am very much fascinated by the very nature of trees. Hence I request you that give some information about the demand, cost effectiveness, export potential and risk factor involved in the project. I belong to India. I will be thankful and awaiting for your valued reply. I remain . Regards.
  • Reena said on May 19, 2013
    I wanted to know which plants are suitable for making bonsai , also wanted to know from where do i get all the material in reasonable prize. I stay in Kaushambi , ghaziabad .
  • surakchya said on June 17, 2013
    Hi, I am interested to start a bosai tree business and need some guidance and support to start. Also I want to know some information about the supplier of bonsai tree.
  • A. John Peter said on June 28, 2013
    Hello sir, I'm from Cuddalore, tamilnadu. I'm interested to do business in bonsai tree gardening. I don't know the procedures. Please send me some information about this. Thanks & regards. A. John Peter.
  • Mohit Garg said on August 23, 2013
    Hi, i am mohit wana start my business with bonsai farming, pls guide how i can start this in delhi area. Mohit
  • shilpa said on September 10, 2013
    Hi...i want start bonsai business. pls give contact details of experts
  • Geetha said on October 13, 2013
    Dear sir/mam, I am living in Bangalore, I am very interested in bonsai plantation business, can you please Guide me about the training & marketing strategy. And I want information as to where these trainings are conducted in Bangalore. thanking you, geetha
  • mrs.john said on November 13, 2013
    pl. let me know to grow a Bonsai tree at home .what are the starting steps ?
  • G K RAO said on November 24, 2013
    I am from Hyderabad India. Interested in Bonsai tree business. Needs guidance and profitability data
  • Radha N said on November 24, 2013
    Hi. Please guide me what are things I should consider to start a business based on bonsai making. I live in Bangalore, India. Any information on the current demand for Bonsai in Bangalore and other parts and how long does it take to set up the business as well as training providers for bonsai making in Bangalore would be very helpful. Thanks, Radha
  • rajendra joshi said on December 16, 2013
    I am from CHHATTISGARH India. Interested in Bonsai tree business. Needs guidance and profitability data
  • siddharth kothari said on January 22, 2014
    I want to start bonsai plant business in indore. Kindly guide me on things like investment, margins and prospects
  • Abhijeet Rajput said on January 25, 2014
    I am also interested in doing bonsai tree business, Can we have one more article on how much efforts and profitable data
  • Smita Singh said on January 25, 2014
    I am interested in growing bonsai tree from seed i need proper guidance like how to plant seed, how shallow it should be under soil, how and when to water. Also what are most known difficulties for growing. Thank you :)
  • Ashish said on April 9, 2014
    Dear sir/mam, I am living in Taluka leval in Dist. Buldana , I am very interested in bonsai plantation business, can you please Guide me about the training & marketing strategy. thanking you, Ashish
  • Ramprasad said on April 24, 2014
    I am from Channapatna, Interested in Bonsai plants, Pls contact me 9343462339
  • Ramprasad said on April 24, 2014
    I am living Channapatna (from bangalore 50 KM)i Have Small business shop, I want Bonsai plant details, Because i am interested in this bonsai plant growing and selling job. Pls any related contact me 9343462339 or mail :
  • suresh said on April 28, 2014
    I'm interested in Bonsai plantation business. Could you please advice what are the market potential and how and what plant to grow in humid condition. I live in Chennai and have 2.5 acres agri land 50kms away from Chennai. await your early response.
  • Ranjani said on June 4, 2014
    I am living in bangalore and interested in bonsai plantation business, Can you please Guide me about the training & marketing strategy and also regarding investment and years of planting. I am in a rented house, so can i plot the bonsai in the terrace? (20x30 sq ft)Can i grown it under shade nut in terrace?
    What kind of environment it required?
    Where i can find the seeds or cuttings?
    Kindly help me out.
  • Nadeem said on June 9, 2014
    i lives in Karachi (Pakistan) i want to start the business of Bonsai trees kindly guide me necessary requirements to start it like which type of trees can only be used for it , soil , temperature , weather , etc i shall be thankful Nadeem
  • madhu said on June 10, 2014
    I'm interested in bonsai making so please advise me. I am in Chitradurga karnataka
  • prabhu said on June 15, 2014
    I'm interested in bonsai making so please advise me. i am from in Siliguri.
  • S ABDUL SALEEM said on July 27, 2014
    Hai Sir, I am from KURNOOL (A.P.) and I am very much interested in bonsai trees, kindly guide me basics and the what are the necessary requirements to start business
  • Suchayan Majumdar said on July 31, 2014
    i am very much interested to start a business with bonsai trees at Kolkata. I have a vacant floor in my house. please guide me to do do. I need your prudent co-operation.
  • rajender brar said on August 7, 2014
    Hello sir/madam, i am from sriganganagar(rajasthan). I am interested in bonsai plants. Plz tell me about how to start business with bonsai n also tell me about investment n other things. Thanx 9983070001 9983700044
  • Anilkumar Patil said on August 29, 2014
    Sir.pls guide me about how to grow Bonsai plants as business .I am from Karnatak
  • nikhil said on September 10, 2014
    hello sir/madam, i am interested in starting bonsai business. i have no idea right now about these plants or its business. a few years back i had seen a documentary about how profitable and nourishing is this hobby as well as business.from that day onwards this idea was in my i have finished my degree and i got free time. plenty of it actually. i am really interested. please help me in understanding all the facts like investment, how to choose plants, how to develop them etc. hoping to get your reply soon.
  • basavaraj khatedar said on September 14, 2014
    I am Mr basavaraj from belgaum KARNATAKA I interested in bonsai busyness to growth with financial and I have 8000sqft land
  • Anandhakumar said on September 28, 2014
    Interested in Bonsai plant growing. Need your guidance please
  • basant pandey said on October 31, 2014
    i am from Nepal near to up state of india and in tropical region i want to do a business of bonsai i have started with 8 plants with simple knowledge of gardening . so i want to do a training on it and guidance in every aspect can you suggest or help on it.
  • simranjit singh said on February 23, 2015
    Hi I belong to amritsar, punjab. I want to grow some bonsai plant, please help me in this So I do this work perfectly.
  • hemant Tiwari said on March 15, 2015
    Hi, I'm Hemant Tiwari from Laldarwaza shahalibanda charming, hyderabad telegana india & I'm interested in bonsai tree business could please advice How to start
  • Mrinal Kanti Dey said on April 2, 2015
    I have a large collection of old bonsai tree. Now I want to sell them and want to start a business. I reside in the district of Bankura in the state of West Bengal in India. Can you please help me providing contact details of some bonsai buyers in Kolkata? Hope you will help me. Thank you.
  • jud wheeler said on July 17, 2015
    I see a lot of people on this forum looking for ways to sell bonsai and trying to use it as a venture of profit and gain. bonsai is a form of art like a beautiful painting that inspires emotion to a select few who can see it. I would never spend a large sum of money on a painting cause a painting has never moved me the way certain small trees have. art is in the eye of the beholder and make no mistake bonsai is a well refined practice that anyone who is going to pay a lot for a bonsai tree has went through all the trials and tribulations of learning the difficulty of producing a true masterwork of art. so if you are wanting to get rich from selling and growing bonsai contact wal-mart I hear they sell bonsai now. or maybe you can buy a few trees care for them for about 50 years and them i'm sure they will sell for a small fortune. the true profit in bonsai is not one of monetary gain but a spiritual journey that brings you closer not only to yourself but to nature and life. just my two cents Third Eye
  • Sahir mughal said on August 6, 2015
    Hi Interested in growing bonsai trees. Please inbox me a some detail on the same
  • Abhijeet Balpure said on August 7, 2015
    I am living in Maharashtra faizpur in jalgaon district and i am interesting in Bonsai business. PLZ send me business detail on my e-mail ID.
  • Hanamant Hugar said on September 6, 2015
    I am very interested in bonsai tree business please give me an idea about bonsai trees business. Belagavi district
  • argel said on September 22, 2015
    Hello i'm from phils. I'm 23 yrs old guy and have many bonzai trees in our house. I learn to make bonzai on my own with just a book. I have a bonzai of guave tree, narra tree and many other tree in my house. This is my hobby.
  • argel said on September 22, 2015
    Pls contact me if anyone wants to buy a bonzai tree i will send you many pictures Heres my email address:
  • ashely said on March 1, 2016
    Hi,Please contact me if anyone would like to do import bonsai tree from
  • Bgowda said on April 21, 2016
    Dear sir I am Boregowda from mandya near to mysore, I m very much interested to learn bonsai plant growing please guide me any training centers in karnataka. I have 5acres of land. my contact no 9900267601 mail
  • PRATEEK MISHRA said on May 12, 2016
  • Maninder said on July 29, 2016
    Hi , i have some space at different location of India. I want to start a Bonsai Plantation at large level. Please guide me how to start this and from where i get my people training on this. Please call me at 8171651700 and mail me
  • Raju said on November 10, 2022
    Hi there, thanks for the info. I am from Bangalore and am interested in setting up this business however no experience in it. Please do help me. I am from Bangalore, India.


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