Bonsai tree care
Though Bonsai trees are more delicate than the average indoor plant, a few basic rules should enable anyone to take care of their tree properly. Pay particular attention to where you place it and how to water it properly.
In this section of our website we explain the basic and advanced Bonsai care techniques. It is also important to adept these care guidelines to your specific tree species. In our online Bonsai Courses we also explain the essential Bonsai techniques, so make sure to check a few of the free previews there as well!
Determining what the optimal spot is to place your Bonsai trees can be hard, as several factors (local climate, time of year, etc.) should be taken into consideration. But the decisive factor is the tree species, and in particular; is your Bonsai an indoor or an outdoor tree?
The most important part of taking care of your Bonsai trees is watering. How often a tree needs to be watered depends on several factors such as; species of the tree, size of the tree, size of the pot, time of year, soil-mixture, and climate. I can’t tell you how often you should water Bonsai without knowing what kind of tree you have. However, understanding a few basic guidelines will help understand and identify when a tree needs to be watered.
Fertilizing regularly during the growing season is crucial for Bonsai to survive and thrive. Trees are usually able to extend their root system in search of nutrients, but since Bonsai are confined to the relatively small pots they are planted in, they need proper fertilization to replenish the soil's nutritional content.