How to Take Care a Bonsai Tree
Instructions for Taking Care Your Bonsai Trees
Since each bonsai tree species varies in the amount
of care and attention, you will need to consider seriously
before selecting your bonsai trees.
Still, whichever species you choose means a commitment
of your time. If you cannot afford to lose your time and
effort to take care of your bonsai tree and water them regularly,
then perhaps bonsai tree may not be the right choice for
However, taking care of bonsai tree is not all
that difficult. You will need to pay attention
to 5 important things in caring for your bonsai tree:
These vital elements are necessary to meet the environmental
needs of most plants and are important in your bonsai tree
Bonsai Tree Care Instruction #1 : Light
Light is the most important factor governing your bonsai
trees' health and care. Photosynthesis of your bonsai trees
proceeds at the appropriate rate if your tree is in the
amount of light proper for that species to grow.
Too little light will slow down the rate of photosynthesis
of your bonsai trees. The lack of nutrients will damage
the bonsai tree's health, affecting production of new growth
as well as the nourishment of existing foliage. New growth
will be weak and elongated, with greater space between the
leaf nodes. The foliage will become larger, as the bonsai
plant develops a larger leaf surface to trap more light.
Bonsai trees in too little light use much less water than
usual, another sign of poor lighting. Bonsai trees in too
little light are easily overwatered, but not if you are
checking the bonsai soil first and not simply pouring water
into the soil by habit.
Indoor bonsai trees do not usually have the problem
of too much light; however if the sun is too strong, the
bonsai leaves will burn, becoming scorched across the middle
of the bonsai leave surface.
These bonsai leaves will lose their rich green color and
become pale green. From too much light the foliage will
press down, as though pushing away from light and heat.
Bonsai Tree Care Instruction #2 : Soil
One of the main problems in bonsai tree care is that there
are many beginners who are trying to use different types
of soil for their bonsai trees. Once of the wisdoms in caring
for bonsai trees is that growing four bonsai in four different
or unknown types of coil calls for four times the amount
of thought and care.
If is often easier to grow and take care your bonsai trees
when you use a soil mix that you are familiar with. Knowing
which soil mixture your plant is potted in helps take some
of the danger out of your bonsai trees.
It is strongly recommended to keep a record of when a bonsai
was last potted and the amount of new soil added so you
can anticipate root redevelopment.
If you acquire a new specied that requires dryness between
waterings, remember that you can add coarse sand for faster
draining and dryness.
Bonsai Tree Care Instruction #3 : Water
Japanese bonsai tree masters believe that it takes years
to learn to water bonsai trees properly. Unfortunately,
your bonsai tree cannot wait years for you to learn this
skill, and no one else will be able to give you a useful
Bonsa tree watering is and art that can and must be learned
because most plants are lost to overwartering, and many
others dry out, usually because their pots are too shallow.
Teach yourself proper watering by learning all you can
about the needs of your bonsai, and by seeking out information
from other bonsai tree enthusiasts, horticultural societies
and even your garden center.
Always water a bonsai plant from the top, as this alllows
water to come out through the holes in the bottom of the
container. The bonsai plant will receive the water it needs,
and soil and chemicals that have built up in the soil will
be wahed out of the pot.
Bonsai Tree Care Instruction #4 : Temperature
Some bonsai trees grow in all temperatures but others are
much less tolerant. Your bonsai tree selection should be
made according to your ability to provide temperatures needed
by these species. This is specially important when you grow
indoor bonsai trees during the winter. A sunny window is
usually fine for subtropical and tropical material.
Bonsai Tree Care Instruction #5 : Humidity
Humidity is an important factor in growing tropical indoor
bonsai as well as having a proper bonsai care during the
winter. There are various ways to adjust the humidity to
improve your plants' chances of survival:
1) Use a humidifier
2) Mist foliage daily with tepid water
3) Group bonsai trees together
4) Grow trees on a tray or saucer with a layer of stones
lining the tray.
In outdoor areas that have heavy dew at night, do not wet
the foliage during the evening hours. In dry areas of the
country, where some species of plants may prove difficult,
rely on local advice.
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