A bonsai can be a great addition to any garden or home as long as you know how to take care of them! Here are a few tips to follow when caring for your BEAUTIFUL BONSAI!
Keep on a shelf outside in an open situation, but give some protection from hot winds in the afternoon sun. Bonsai's brought inside for decoration should be placed in an airy, well lit situation and should remain indoors for only 2 - 3 days at a time.
Inspect your bonsai everyday and water them when the surface soil is dry. Once a day is usually often enough but on hot windy days two or even three watering may be needed. Water thoroughly ensuring that the water penetrates to the centre of the root ball. Less watering is required in cooler months, but remember - plants can still dry out in cold weather, especially if it is windy.
During the growing season pruning is essential to develop and maintain the shape.
Deciduous tree and broad leafed evergreens - when growing tips have made 4 - 5 new leaves, pinch or cut back leaving 1 - 2 new leaves.
Conifers - pinch back new growths just before they harden, leaving only a few roots of new needles at the base of the shoots.
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