If you have a bonsai that needs to be dormant during the winter months, there are a number of techniques you can use during the dormant period. If you have purchased a new Bonsai, you should first find out what types of conditions have existed during previous dormancy periods. (more…)
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Dormant period represent the period when little or no growth occurs; usually late autumn and throughout the winter months.
During the winter month’s temperate bonsai, is better to be kept in a spot with the night temperature between 28F and 55F for a minimum of 2 to 3 months. This will provide a dormant, or rest, period that all temperate plants require. If the temperature is always below 45F the trees will remain fully dormant and will not require light during the dormant period.
During winter season, the plants will go dormant; once the tree has become fully dormant, with no leaves or new swelling buds; it can be moved into its winter bed.