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Bonsai Watering 7 months 9 hours ago #37110

I've just gotten a new bonsai - it is lovely. However the soil is seeming to become dry very quickly. Therefore, do I water it more than once a day (when I see that the soil is dry), or do I just water it every day and refrain from watering it more? Could it be the soil that is very draining?

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Bonsai Watering 7 months 8 hours ago #37113

Impossible to tell. We do not know what species you have. The size, the age. the position.

Why does does it dry out? I have not watered my trees for months, as rain takes care of it. Are you in the southern hemisphere? In a very arid zone?

Typically you water as needed, and not byt a schedule.
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Bonsai Watering 6 months 4 weeks ago #37115

it is a ligustrum privet, it is in a small pot 14 (length) x 9 (width) x 4 (depth). I'm in England; the bonsai is placed near a window (indoors), which i open every day.
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Bonsai Watering 6 months 4 weeks ago #37116

If it is an English Privet then it belongs outside. If you are sure it is drying out then yes you have to water. Where in England are you as there is a bit of variation in conditions in including light depending on where you are,
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Bonsai Watering 6 months 4 weeks ago #37117

North Yorkshire, it isn't dying - I don't think - it seems healthy. I was just wondering if I water it multiple times a day.
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Bonsai Watering 6 months 4 weeks ago #37122

If you water it thoroughly then it should not dry out that much. I am not sure that having a window open s a good idea. Creates a draft. Is it an English Privet? if it is then it is hardy and does not belong inside. If it is the Chinese species then it is not hardy and needs protection.
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Bonsai Watering 6 months 4 weeks ago #37131

M.B wrote: However the soil is seeming to become dry very quickly. Could it be the soil that is very draining?


Could you please post some pictures of the little tree and the soil?
It helps a lot!
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Bonsai Watering 6 months 3 weeks ago #37149

Yes it is english privet :)
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Bonsai Watering 6 months 3 weeks ago #37151

Then it will not survive inside for long
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Bonsai Watering 6 months 3 weeks ago #37166

forgive me, it is a chinese privet.
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