Caring for a Bonsai tree is not as hard as it may seem, however there are a few guidelines you should use to make sure your tree is taking care of properly.
Watering your Bonsai trees
One of the most important things of taking care of your Bonsai trees is watering. It depends on several factors like species of tree, size of tree, size of pot, time of year, soil-mixture and climate, indicating that it is impossible to say how often you should water Bonsai. However, understanding a few basic guidelines will help you to observe when a tree needs to be watered.
- Water your trees when the soil gets slightly dry
- Never water on a routine
- Use the right soil-mixture
For your Bonsai to survive fertilizing regularly during the growth season is crucial. Bonsai are planted in small pots and need to be fertilized in order to replenish the soil’s nutritional content.
Re-potting your Bonsai will not keep it small, instead it will supply the tree with new nutrients that it needs to grow. To prevent a tree from being pot-bound and ultimately starving to death, make sure you regularly re-pot your Bonsai tree.
Use the right soil mixture for your Bonsai trees. The soil is important to supply your trees with nutrients, but it also needs to be drained properly,
retain water and provide enough aeration.