Significance of trees in Indian Culture

[ ‘PANCHA’ – Five, ‘VATI’ – Trees]

This combination of trees was mentioned in “The Ramayana”. When Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana took on to the 14 years of ‘Vanavasa’, halt a night at Muni Bharadwaja Ashram. Then he advised Rama to find a place where all these five trees exist together to make a place to live. So as per his suggestion they later make a ‘Parnashala’ amidst these trees. So where ever all these five exist together, Rama too resides there.

1. Ficus bengalensis Banyan
2. Ficus religiosa Peepal
3. Ficus glomerata Fig
4. Aegle marmelos Bilva
5. Emblica officionalis Amla

Breeze from these trees Gives out more oxygen, Very Cool, have medicinal values, Brings good health. Powerful vibrations, Wards off evil forces, Gives right way of thinking, Clarity of thought.

Caretaking of Bonsai Plants

Bonsai plants are a wonderful choice for anyone who likes green plants and loves their delicate style. Bonsais from Delhi Bonsai arrive with a lovely shape, plus a beautifully designed container. Here are the secrets to a successful bonsai.

Light and Temperature Instructions: An Indoor bonsai needs good indoor sunlight. Morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal having temperature from 30-350C during the day, and down to 150C overnight.

Outdoor bonsais need to be protected from harsh direct sunlight in summers by keeping them in shade and from harsh cold in extreme winter conditions.

Watering Instructions: Bonsais need ample water to keep soil moist, but it should never be set in a saucer or tray with standing water. The roots will rot. A Bonsai needs moderate watering when the soil appears dry, especially taking care that the soil around the roots does not dry out.

However the outdoor Bonsais need watering on daily basis(specially in summers).  The newly acquired Bonsais must be closely watched to establish a regular water routine according to the seasonal changes in climatic temperatures.

Bonsais feel happy when their leaves are moist. So, their leaves or needles must be sprayed with generous amounts of water often.

Displaying Instructions : An ideal height to display bonsais is at viewer’s eye-level. Bonsais are ideal for the displaying on the work table at a work place. The image and presence of a green shaded tree relaxes the mind and introduces peace and thus accelerates the performance at work.

Trimming Instructions : Bonsais  need to be pruned or pinched back to keep its original shape regularly. Pruning should be started in early spring, and trimming should be done whenever needed throughout the fall growing season. However, any of the plant bits should not be left on the soil as it may cause fungus.

Fertilization Instructions:- Bonsais should be fertilized from spring through fall, but not in winters. Since their containers are mostly flat, a mix of only half strength should be added only every three to four weeks. However, one must first check the need of each individual variety.

Repotting Instructions : Usually bonsais need to be repotted only every two to three years. Spring works best. Roots need to be trimmed while repotting, by cutting off 1/3 to 2/3 of each root to give it a new energy. Preferably a pot similar in the shape as the original pot should be used to repot, may be bigger in dimensions.

Feng Shui and Bonsais

When placed in an office setting, the trees are believed to bring luck. This is especially true of plants placed in the room’s east, south-east or south corners. Bonsai trees can also be used to soften sharp lines and promote air flow through dead spaces.

The best placement of any feng shui cure is defined by its feng shui element and the correspondence with a specific bagua area. A bonsai tree obviously belongs to the feng shui element of Wood, so place it in a bagua area that is either defined by Wood (East and Southeast), or nourished by Wood (South).

Bonsai  might be an excellent feng shui choice for you if you love it and take good care of it. It might speak to you of patience, order, the need to control, etc.

When the principles of Feng Shui are applied to Bonsai, the result is a balanced natural landscape that in turn can bring balance to the surrounding environment. Bonsai trees are a practical way to bring both nature and the positive energy associated with Feng Shui into the home.

The Curves and twists are often used to confuse and eliminate evil spirits.

What is bonsai and how do I care for one?

Bonsai is pronounced bone-sigh, not banzai.

Bonsai is not a special kind of tree, it is a method of  training trees. Any tree can be trained as a bonsai. Bonsai literally means tree in a pot.

The Bonsai trees at Delhi Bonsai are native of India and well established and acclimatized to the weather conditions of Delhi and around.

A little care is required like watering on alternate days during indoor placement so as the soil moist you need to water it frequently during summer months if placed in outdoor settings.

Cutting of unwanted branches or twigs if they are ruining the style You may also  allow to grow more branches, if you want to restyle the bonsai according to your liking

Addition to top soil / Repotting is required after 3-4 years of purchase.

We don’t encourage to place any kind of Bonsai permanently indoors, as the bonsais tend to loose natural glow. If you want to place your bonsai permanently in a room make sure it receives at least 2 hours sunlight to keep the tree healthy and glowing. Alternatively you can rotate your Bonsai from balcony / out door to the room on weekly basis.

Bonsai is an ideal Gift

The tree that is given as a symbol of love, will represent a moment of passion, loving and giving, for many years to come. Believing it will become a living sculpture of the recipient’s personality that can be handed down in the family as a heirloom.

Beyond flowers, now a days there is a trend of gifting greens as a mark of respect and endurance in corporate and government sector as well.

  1. Banyan(Barh) trees bonsais is a great hit among the government agencies because it is national tree of india and always remains low on stock with us due to huge demand.
  2. Portulacaria ,the Jade tree is a symbol of happiness and good feeling according to Feng Shui. Considered as friendship tree and lucky plant in western countries. This plant provides pure atmosphere, happiness and health to the people at home. The plant is strong, long lasting easy to care. Mostly developed as Mame bonsai.
  3. Ficus varieties are very much liked by our customers for its lovely shapes, shiny foliage and easy care.
  4. Fruit & flowering varieties are a special craze amongst our customers from all walks of life for their beauty and considered good luck for health and wealth.

Table top plants are immensely liked by the professionals to have a feeling of greenery, purity and happiness around their workplace on their tables.

What is a Bonsai

The word Bonsai literally means, in both Chinese and in the Japanese language, tree-in- a-pot. Contrary to popular belief, bonsai is not the art of stunting a tree’s growth.

Originally developed in the Orient almost 2000 years ago, today the sublime art of bonsai is practiced throughout the world. A tree planted in a small pot is not a bonsai until it has been pruned, shaped, and trained into the desired shape.

When undertaking bonsai, you may find a new sense of appreciation for nature; you may start looking at trees, bushes and shrubs differently. Bonsai will surely change the way that you look at things.

Bonsai plants offer peace of mind, eliminate depression and keep us energetic . These beautiful trees develop extreme patience, caring mentality, positive outlook towards life


Originally developed in the Orient almost 2000 years ago, today the sublime art of bonsai is practiced throughtout the world. A tree planted in a small pot is not a bonsai until it has been pruned, shaped, and trained into the desired shape. Contrary to popular belief, bonsai is not the art of stunting a tree’s growth.

Bonsai plants offer peace of mind, eliminate depression and keep us energetic. These beautiful trees develop extreme patience, caring, mentality, positive outlook towards life