If a bonsai artist is serious with cultivating bonsai, he/she must understand how to select a suitable bonsai tray. Bonsai is not only about the tree. It takes more than plant to be considered a bonsai. In addition, bonsai pots is a very important element in the art of bonsai. A bonsai tray should not compete attention with the bonsai tree.
In general, small bonsai trees should be placed in small bonsai pots, and large bonsai should be placed in big bonsai containers. Ideally, the container’s width should be between two-thirds and three-quarters of the tree’s height; the tray’s height should be more or less equal to the diameter of the tree’s trunk; and the depth of the bonsai tray should be approximately half the height of the tree.
The color of the plant’s bark, foliage, and bloom give a hint when deciding on a tray. The color of the bonsai pot should never dominate the bonsai by catching the attention to the bonsai pot first. Reddish containers appear energetic and boisterous and can exhibit the aspect of mountains or rugged lands. Blue is thought of together with water, and yellow calls upon feelings of autumn scenes. Junipers are presented best when using unglazed bonsai pots that are reddish, brownish, or purplish. Colors such as yellow, red, and dark greens work great with trees that bear blossoms or fruit.
Choosing the fitting tray has much to do with the targetted size and style of the bonsai. Bonsai is an sophisticated art form and choosing the correct container to grow one’s bonsai will add a lot towards improving the overall aesthetics of the bonsai. One should bear in mind the several guidelines discussed while buying the right bonsai pot for one’s bonsai tree.