Bonsai Care Tips - Place your plant indoors in a warm well lighted location and remember that indoor bonsai are intolerant of outdoor conditions, unless you live in a tropical area.
Outdoor care Bonsai - Keep your Bonsai outdoors in a good sunlight location. It can be brought indoors for 2 or 3 days then rotated outside again. Protect bonsai from freezing temperatures. Many outdoor Bonsai can tolerate freezing temperatures such as the junipers and cypress trees. Do NOT let your outdoor Bonsai dry out. They should be watered daily during the hot summer months.
Bonsai care watering - All Bonsai like good watering throughout the season. It is Best to submerge the container in water then let it soak for 5-10 minutes. Be sure the container drains well.
Fertilizing - Yes you should fertilize once every four months using a 20-20-20 fertilizer at half the label rate. Do NOT fertilize when soil mix is dry. Do NOT over fertilize bonsai you may risk burning the root system if you over fertilize.
Pruning - Prune bonsai to the desired shape YOU want. Use small sharp scissors for smaller indoor type Bonsai. You should also re-pot every 2-3 years usually in the early spring. You can also use larger type pruners to trim off large limbs or branches. Purchase bonsai type pruners at your local garden or nursery store.
Insects/Diseases - Your Bonsai tree or plant is a smaller version of the original. They should be treated for insects and diseases the same as any other tree or plant.
Types of Bonsai - There are many types of bonsai. If you are looking to create and care for Bonsai I suggest using Juniper, Cypress, and Ficus as they are the most common and the easiest to start with.
These bonsai caring tips are great for the beginner bonsai enthusiasts.
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