Bonsai tree in a ceramic scale
Caring for a Bonsai tree is not as hard as is commonly thought. However, as Bonsai trees are planted
in small pots a few basic guidelines have to be followed when watering, fertilizing and repotting your trees.
This part of the website will give you detailed information about how to care for your trees; use the menu
on your right to navigate through the Bonsai care pages, or check out some basics below.
Bonsai tree care basics
Though Bonsai trees are a little more delicate compared to the average indoor plant, a few basic rules
should enable anyone to take care of its tree properly. Most importantly are watering, fertilization and
choosing the right position to place it.
How often Bonsai need to be watered depends on a wide range of factors, including species of tree,
size and climate. Do not just water your tree every day, instead, monitor it carefully and water it once
the soil gets slightly (but never completely) dry; it should be damp. When watering, do it thoroughly though.
As Bonsai trees are generally placed in small pots regular fertilization is required in order to replenish
nutrients that are essential to the tree. Using a special ‘Bonsai fertilizer’ can be convenient, but any
fertilizer will do (be careful not to use too much though). Follow the instructions as stated on the
fertilizer’s packaging regarding quantity and timing.
Position, temperature and sunlight
Deciding on the right place to put your tree is crucial for its well-being. First make sure that indoor
trees are placed in a warm environment; outdoor trees (although depending on species of trees) generally
require much lower temperatures and should be placed outside. Next, most species of trees prefer a bright
spot, normally with at least some direct sunlight.
The Bonsai is proposed in a ceramic scale of 26 cm. The height of the plant is 35 cm.
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