Semi cascade Bonsai style (Han-kengai)
The semi-cascade style, much like the cascade type, is identified in character on cliffs and around the financial institutions of rivers and lakes. The trunk grows upright for the tiny length after which bends downwards/sidewards. As opposed to the cascade fashion, the semi-cascade trunk won't ever develop under the underside in the pot. The crown is often over the rim from the pot even though subsequent branching happens under the rim.

Benefits of Han-kengai

Are that it makes use of a number of bonsai types we've been acquainted with. We could use factors from the windswept bonsai which include deadwood, implied drive this sort of as wind over a mountain best or even a fallen tree that held on for its existence. Caught between cascading and slanting bonsai offers us the opportunity to use methods and layout from the two types. Semi-cascade trees may have an incredibly potent picture due to the motion they produce into damaging place, enabling the viewers eye to go from pot to tree within a fluid movement
Drawback of Han-Kengai

Are that using a tree flowing out and absent through the pot the composition needs to be well balanced someplace inside the layout. After we exhibit semi-cascade trees choosing the proper stand, accent, and scroll is critical. We wish the viewer to really feel well balanced when taking a look at the ultimate graphic; we must produce an extremely sound steady tree which retains the viewers eyes inside the composition.

Crops which are properly tailored on the cascade and semi-cascade designs are Junipers, and flowering crops this kind of as chrysanthemums, wisteria, willows, and star jasmine. But may be designed quite productively with most species.

  • Japanese White Pine (Pinus parviflora
  • Black Pine (Pinus thunbergii
  • Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa
  • Juniper (Juniperus spp
  • Spruce (Picea spp
  • Ficus (Ficus spp
  • Olive (Olea spp
  • Conifers
  • Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova spp)
  • Brush Cherry (Syzygium paniculatum
  • Beech (Fagus spp
  • Crab Apple (Malus spp
  • Pomegranate (Punica spp



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)