Cascade Bonsai style Kengai
A tree living in nature on a steep cliff can bend downward because of many elements, like snow or falling rocks. These elements lead to the tree to develop downwards. With Bonsai style it could be challenging to sustain a downward-growing tree since the path of development opposes the tree’s organic tendency to develop upright. Cascade Bonsai are planted in tall pots. The tree need to develop upright to get a little stretch but then bend downward. The crown on the tree normally grows above the rim in the pot, however the subsequent branches alternate left and correct around the outermost curves of an S-shaped trunk. These branchings ought to develop out horizontally as a way to sustain balance on the tree.

Benefits of Kengai


Consist of pictures of art which can be really lovely. We adore to determine a flowing image with movement that appears it came proper off the side on the mountain into a bonsai pot. It enables us to incorporate the concept of a harsh landscape, a struggle to survive, and energy to hold to its position. Cascade style makes it possible for us to open our imagination and pull exciting intriguing qualities in the materiel.

Disadvantages of Kengai


Is the fact that it may appear extremely sloppy. We want downward facing branching with upward facing foliage. The concept of producing pads is quite crucial however it should be balanced using the composition. Maintaining guidelines of slanting and windswept in thoughts, we want implied line in cascading trees, choose a side in the pot to make the image.

  • Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora)
  • Black Pine (Pinus nigra)
  • Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa)
  • Juniper (Juniperus sp.)
  • Spruce (Picea sp.)
  • Ficus sp
  • Olive (Olea sp.)
  • Conifers
  • Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)
  • Wisteria sp.
  • Oak (Quercus sp.)


List of Bonsai Style

  1. Broom style Bonsai (Hokidachi)
  2. Formal upright Bonsai style (Chokkan)
  3. Informal upright Bonsai style (Moyogi)
  4. Slanting Bonsai style (Shakan)
  5. Cascade Bonsai style (Kengai)
  6. Semi cascade Bonsai style (Han-kengai)
  7. Literati Bonsai style (Bunjingi)
  8. Windswept Bonsai style (Fukinagashi)
  9. Double trunk style Bonsai (Sokan)
  10. Multitrunk Bonsai style (Kabudachi)
  11. Forest Bonsai style (Yose-ue)
  12. Growing on a rock Bonsai style (Seki-joju)
  13. Growing in a rock Bonsai style (Ishisuki)
  14. Raft Bonsai style (Ikadabuki)
  15. Shari Bonsai style (Sharimiki)