Basic Tips for Caring Your Bonsai Plants

Who will not be touched by the finely cultivated bonsai plants? Unlike other kind of works of art, they have a life and require very good care from their owners. In this writing, I am about to show you some good tips to care for your bonsai plants.

* Understand Your Plant and Its Environmental Requirements

Generally, bonsai plants can be made from any type of trees. Hence, how you grow and care for your plant depends, in a large part, on the specific species it originates from. For example, if your bonsai is made from a tropical tree, it will not fare well in cold temperatures and will need special care.

It follows that your life will be a lot easier if you only pick up trees that will fare well in the specific environmental condition in your locality. Although they are mini-plants, their need to adjust to climate change is just like the regular-sized trees. In case you picked a special tree species, make sure you understand its specific caring needs.

* Water Your Bonsai Properly

Bonsai plants’ water requirements varies dependent on its species, the type of soil and the season. When there is a change in condition, the watering frequency needs to be changed. It is always good to have different watering plans for the different kinds of bonsai you grow.

It is a general rule that you should neither over-water nor under-water your bonsai plants. Use your fingers and nails to give the soil a feel. If the soil is moist, the water is sufficient; but if the soil is dry, you will need to water your plant right away.

In some cases, bonsai owners water once a day in hot days and once every two days or so in cold days. This is not a hard and fast rule though. Your plant may have different water needs.

* Grow Outside

If you live in cold regions and you have a tropical bonsai, you may have to devise some semi-indoor protection for your bonsai plant. However, generally, bonsai should be grown outside. Despite their appearance, they are not ornamental indoor house fixtures. Bonsai plants need sufficient sunlight. Otherwise they will get sick and may even die.

If you have a bonsai plant that is native to your place, then it may do well outside in the winter season. Just remember to provide protection for it in especially harsh days.

What was discussed in this writing are just some basic tips for caring bonsai plants. If you are a bonsai enthusiast, you will definitely like to study (or you may have already acquired) more in-depth details about bonsai, such as pruning, wiring, re-potting, etc.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned grower for bonsai plants, you may like to visit us for more in-depth information about bonsai care. You may also like to visit our main site for a complete guide on how to make your bonsai trees healthy and beautiful.

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