Bring Bonsai Into Your Home or Office!
Bonsai Plants make for excellent additions to your houseplant collection, and they contribute to good feng shui. The process of raising Bonsai stems from the Japanese art form of producing small trees in containers to resemble full sized trees. Their unique form creates a captivating display to enjoy all year round. We have a great selection of Bonsai Plants in our greenhouses for you to bring home!
Care for Your Bonsai
Now, you may have heard that Bonsai Plants can be difficult to maintain. However, as long as you follow their simple, specific requirements, your Bonsai will thrive! Let’s talk about what you need to do to care for your Bonsai:
Watering: Check the soil daily. When the soil is completely dry, water thoroughly until the water begins to run through the hole in the bottom of the pot. Prolonged dryness or over watering could damage the bonsai.
Misting: Mist the leaves daily. In winter, it needs more frequent misting because the heating system is on.
Light: Place bonsai near a window that receives direct sun for 2-5 hours. Place in east, west or south exposure, depending on variety.
Temperature: Ideal temperature is 55° to 85°F. They should normally remain indoors, however, you may put them outdoors in summer. You should provide shade from noon and afternoon sun, or partial shade with morning sun.
Fertilizer: Use common houseplant fertilizer. No specific brand is recommended. Use 1/3 to ½ the strength listed on label. Fertilize once a month from March to October. Do not fertilize during winter months if kept in temperature under 60°. The average winter home temp is 65°. In that case, feed every other month.
Trimming: A new shoot should be trimmed when it becomes two to three inches long or when the leaves on the new shoot are the same color as the older leaves. On average, trimming will be done once every one or two months.
Repotting: Repot every 18 months to 3 years, usually in spring. Bonsai does best when slightly root bound. Please consult a good book for instruction.
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