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How to Care for a Bonsai Tree

The bonsai is a delightful plant which everybody should have around the home or office. Caring for a bonsai tree is not nearly as complicated as you might think, but as bonsai trees are planted in small pots, there are a few basic steps that have to be followed when fertilizing, repotting and watering the treesKeep on reading if you want to find out more about how to care for a bonsai.

Be careful when you water the bonsai trees

The bonsai trees are more delicate than other indoor plants, so it’s very important to follow some rules when you choose to grow this tree. One of the most important factors of taking care of a bonsai tree is watering. Depending on several factors such as species of tree, time of year, the size of the tree, climate, the size of the pot, and more, you will know how often it should be watered. Actually, it is impossible to say how often should be watered a bonsai trees, because first, you need to understand some basic guidelines which will help you observe the needs of a bonsai.

Consider to fertilize the bonsai

Fertilizing your bonsai during the growth season is crucial for your tree to survive. Due to the small size of pots, the bonsai trees need to be fed in order to replenish the nutritional soil. The basic elements of a fertilizer are Potassium, Phosphorous, and Nitrogen. Each one of these elements has different purposes. For example, Potassium encourages the growth of flowers, Phosphorous boosts healthy root growth and Nitrogen raises the growth of leaves and stems. If you have any doubts about the fertilization period, you can feed the bonsai tree, its entire season, from spring till mid autumn. This rule is only for the outdoor trees. However, the indoor bonsai can be fertilized around the year.

Learn to repot a bonsai

Regular repotting is crucial for any type and any size of bonsai. Re-poting the tree is a process which will supply the tree with some new nutrients that will make it grow and flourish. If you have a big bonsai you need to repot it every three to five years. Moreover, when the roots circle around the root system it’s time for your tree to be repotted. On the other hand, if you have a small bonsai and its roots are still contained in soil, you need to wait another year and check it again during the early spring.