Successful ways to grow Bonsai

Successful ways to grow Bonsai



Indoor Bonsai are fascinating to grow and they can take a bit of patience to look after but ultimately they are worth it. Moist air is essential for growing Bonsai and they are best kept away from draughts and radiators. Make sure to water daily and feed every 4-6 weeks.

Temperature - Avoid temperatures below 5 degrees and above 25 degrees.

Light - Keep out of direct sunlight.

Water - Compost must be kept moist at all times, when watering use rainwater or tepid tap water. It is recommended to use the immersion method when watering your Bonsai.

Air Humidity - Moist air is vital, stand the pot on a pebble tray and mist leaves occasionally. 

Re-potting - Re-pot your Bonsai every 2 years. With older plants cut away about a third of the root growth. Re-pot in the same container and use fresh compost.




Certain types of hardy Bonsai trees prefer conditions outside rather than indoors, this is because the average indoor space can sometimes be too hot and dry for them. If you do decide to grow your Bonsai outdoors some form of protection is needed against wind and rain and daily watering is necessary during the Summer months when the weather is hot and dry.

Temperature - It can be easier to regulate temperature when your plant is outdoors. But there must be protection provided to prevent compost being baked by the hot sun or frozen when it gets cold in the Winter.

Light - Some shading would be needed for growing outdoors, but flowering and fruiting types need several hours of sunshine on cloudless days.

Water- Keep the compost moist at all times, daily watering might be necessary.

Re-potting- re-pot your Bonsai every 2 years in the Spring time. With older plants cut away about a third of the root growth. Replace in the same container, using fresh compost.



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