The smallest bonsai is categorized as Shohin bonsai and a subcategory is Mame (bean) bonsai, solely measuring as much as 10 cm / 4 Inches.

Shohin bonsai measures a most of 20cm/10 inches from the rim of the pot to the highest of the tree (give and take).

This subbranch of Shohin bonsai is admittedly tiny and calls for additional caretaking concerning watering and detailed pruning. Some years in the past there was a particular Mame bonsai affiliation in Japan however it disappeared once more. Mame bonsai at the moment are included within the Shohin bonsai reveals however appear to be rising in reputation now once more.

The smallest bonsai must be watched otherwise than the bigger bonsai, and in addition a bit totally different from the Shohin large brother. The simplicity of the small materials at hand requires a extra playful angle and creativeness when trying on the easy reflections of nature.

The smaller the extra simplified and implying expression of a tree is feasible. Mame is enjoyable. It’s playful and chic. The tinyness is sort of summary and the wonder lies inside retaining them elegant and expressive on the similar time.

The Mame bonsai proven right here measures 10 cm / 4 Inches, and it’s a Chinese language cork bark elm grown in a pot for greater than 19 years now. The pot is German and a present obtained from a pupil. The title of the potter I don’t know.

The tiny accent pot is an incredible handcraft by Japanese potter Mayu Oshima.