Indoor bonsai care can be rather a tricky process to say the least.  Without correct care and attention bonsai trees are prone to dying which is a rather unlucky for the grower and the tree itself.  Many people have different views on the right way to worry for bonsai trees and today I’m going to tell you the 5 top indoor bonsai care tips around.  By using the advice provided you’ll be able to grow great looking bonsai trees and prevent yourself from turning into a’bonsai gardening statistic’.  The tips I am about to share with you are of course reasonably basic they are very effective at encouraging the expansion of bonsai trees.  Without the five tips it is nearly impossible to grow a good tree as they are the basic things each bonsai tree requires to develop.  In a way indoor bonsai care is a little like building a place – you need firm foundations before you can complete the remainder of the construction.  The following five indoor bonsai care tips are a firm foundation for growing great trees.

Tip one – the best way to Water A Bonsai Tree

Watering is simply one of the most important elements in indoor bonsai care.  Not enough water and the tree will dehydrate and die, too much water and you will literally drown the tree.  After many years expertise of growing bonsai trees i have found that watering is the no 1 problem most of the people ( especially newbies face ) To make sure that you are correctly watering your bonsai tree you need to wait for the soil to start drying out ( don’t let it utterly dry though ) Next, water the plant until excess water seeps out of the bottom of the pot.  Don’t water the bonsai again until the soil starts to dry out.  I’ve found this is easily the most effective way to water a bonsai tree as it is nearly impossible to either over-water or under-water the tree. For a great tree pruning service search online at google.

Tip 2 – choosing the correct Soil

Picking the right soil is essential for indoor bonsai care – of course , half the tree is covered by soil.  To pick the correct type of soil you need to visit your nearest garden centre ( or bonsai specialist if there’s one in your area ) and tell them what exact type of bonsai tree you have.  They’re going to help you find the right soil for your needs.  Also, remember to buy the best quality soil you can as this makes a great difference.  Spending an extra $5 a bag on higher quality soil is totally worth it in the long run!

Tip 3 – How To Apply manure correctly

inaccurate application of manure is sort of a big problem for those new to indoor bonsai care.  On innumerable occasions I have even seen noob bonsai growers pick insoluble fertilizers and then question why their tree wound up dying two weeks down the track.  Bonsai trees need to be given a soluble manure either once or twice a month in the growing season only.  Also, the manure must only be applied when the soil is wet or you’ll see no result from the manure.  Buying a quality fertilizer is also worth the additional cost so visit your local gardening centre and ask after the various sorts of water soluble manure they have.  If you try one sort of manure and it doesn’t work then wait till the next growing season to try a different fertilizer – don’t mix’n’match unless it is absolutely neccessary.

Tip four – the simplest way to Prune A Bonsai Tree

Pruning is another critical part of indoor bonsai care.  The method of pruning is done in 2 other ways (‘branch pruning’ and’root pruning’ ) you should branch prune at the start of spring and carefully remove all of the branches on the tree except those that you would like to keep.  Root pruning is similar but should only occur when the bonsai’s roots have bound themselves inside the pot.  It is vital to learn the basic process of bonsai tree pruning before you try and sculpt your tree into numerous shapes so be sure you get this basic stuff right!

Tip five – choosing the right Environment to encourage growth

This final tip is one of the most significant factors in correct indoor bonsai care.  You should place your bonsai in an area that receives masses of daylight ( by a window is a natural choice for most but make sure that the windowsill is wide enough to hold the pot correctly so that it does not get knocked over by mistake ) confirm the room is neither too warm nor too cold ( room temperature works really well if the tree is given a good source of light but this may vary species to species ) Also, make sure that the room is fairly humid so that the soil doesn’t dry out too fast.

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