The most common types of indoor Bonsai plants are:
Molding Your Bonsai
You canÃ‚Â achieve yourÃ‚Â wanted size and shapeÃ‚Â on your newÃ‚Â bonsai by growing them in a small container. This will restrict the growth of roots of your bonsai. You should also trim them very often, this will ensure they areÃ‚Â healthy becauseÃ‚Â a large amount ofÃ‚Â growth is not goodÃ‚Â in a smallÃ‚Â root bonsai. When trimmingÃ‚Â useÃ‚Â a specific method. In deciduous trees you can see a minor bud at the beginning of the leaf. Find out the direction where the bud is facing and youÃ‚Â must startÃ‚Â to trim in that direction because that is whereÃ‚Â the new shoot will grow. In smaller treesÃ‚Â all that isÃ‚Â needed in shaping is trimming but inÃ‚Â larger trees you will have to bend the branches and trunk to give it a shape. There are many ways to do it but the most used form is by tying a wire. Remember to do these shaping and structuring of bonsai in the growing season only.
Nurturing Your Bonsai
After your bonsai has been brought it isÃ‚Â usual thatÃ‚Â for aboutÃ‚Â 2 weeks some leaves will turn yellow. ItÃ‚Â takes time for your bonsaiÃ‚Â to adjust to the atmosphere. Never pluck them otherwise theyÃ‚Â will grow repetitively causing harm to new buds.
Fill a bowl with tepid water. Dip the tree into the bowl so that the water comes up to the brim and the soil is covered with water. Keep it for 5 minutes and then place it on a draining board to drain the excess water. Then remove itÃ‚Â from water. Don’t keep it in water after draining. Bonsai requires a large amount of water but it should be proportionate. During the peak of summer water your bonsai at every alternate days. Another method is spraying mist twice daily.
Where To Place Your Bonsai
Place your bonsai in a bright place butÃ‚Â not under the scorching heat. If you do not accurately place the bonsai then it will have no leaves or large leaves on thin shoots. The best place for bonsai is semi-shaded outdoors compared to windowsills, as the temperature is flexible in the sills of window.
Nutrition Unlike any other indoor or outdoor plant bonsai needs nutrition. You can sprinkle Phostrogen tomato feed or other special fertilizer especially for bonsai. During summer once a week and in winter once a month the fertilizer should be given.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â One thing that should always be the foremost for a bonsai-fancier is that excess water and fertilizer can burn the roots and kill the bonsai.
Ã‚Â Thankyou and hope this tips will help keep your indoor bonsai garden growing.