Bonsai trees

How to water your trees

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.

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How often should I water my Bonsai?

As mentioned previously, how often a Bonsai needs to be watered depends on many factors, and providing an exact guide is not possible. Instead, you need to observe your trees individually. The following guidelines will teach you what to look out for and how to identify when to water your Bonsai:

watering a bonsai with potbound roots
Most of the water will flow right out of the pot when watering this tree. The roots are too compacted so the soil-mass won't be able to absorb much water. This tree needs to be repotted!
Watering a Bonsai tree
When watering, do so very thoroughly, make sure the entire root mass is wetted!


To summarize, make sure your Bonsai tree never dries out completely. Wait for the soil to become slightly dry and then water it. When you water your Bonsai, make sure to do so very thoroughly, to make sure the entire root mass is reached.

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