Bonsai Care

A Beginner’s Guide to Bonsai Plant Care | All you Need to Grow!

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Common Name: Bonsai 
Botanical Name: Cupressaceae, Ficus, Carmona, Serrisa, Juniper species

Create your calming indoor garden with our adorable bonsais! Sharpen your pruning skills and encourage this evergreen to grow into the most beautiful shape. A little trimming goes a long way, so don't overdo it with the sheers! Most bonsais need very bright indirect light to thrive, so them close to the window! Most bonsais are toxic. Keep them away from pets and small children. They may also cause skin irritation.


Placing your bonsai in a bright location will help them re-grow foliage after pruning. Usually, your bonsai tree requires a minimum of 8 hours of proper sunlight. It is critical that they are not placed in a room with low light levels as these trees grow in full sun outdoors. If you bring your bonsai outside for the summer, be sure to avoid placing them in direct sunlight as the harsh rays of the sun will cause the leaves to scorch. We recommend you move your bonsai indoors during the winter season. When the temperature drops below 50°F to avoid cold damage.


To avoid root rot of your bonsai tree, ensure the pot has drainage holes. Moreover, make sure the soil is completely dry in between watering. You can water your Bonsai Juniper twice a day during summer. On the other hand, water is only once a week during winter.


You may need to transplant your bonsai every year or so, depending on how fast it grows. We recommend using a soil mixture that is rich in organic matter, has good drainage, and is light and loose. Most bagged potting soil will be fine for your juniper but avoid potting mixes that contain moisture retaining crystals, as they can keep the soil wet for long periods which can cause root damage.


Bonsai will do well in above average humidity levels. If you find the tips of the leaves are rapidly turning brown, you should consider increasing the humidity through the use of a humidifier or place the potted bonsai on tray filled with pebbles and water.


The best way to enhance your bonsai's growth is by fertilizing. We recommend adding organic solid compost to the top layer of the soil. Use a small fork to blend in the compost and water the soil immediate afterwards. Remember to skip fertilizing your bonsai tree during winter. Learn how and when to fertilize your indoor plants!

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Pro Tips 

  1. It is crucial to get garden pots with drainage holes in them. A proper drainage hole will prevent your bonsai from getting rotten roots. 
  2. If your bonsai looks withered or unhealthy, it can be an indication of over-watering. At this stage, avoid adding any fertilizers and let the soil dry our before you water it again.
  3. It is essential to be familiar with bonsai pruning. Pruning is required to boost finer growth and maintain an appealing canopy. 
  4. Find out the do’s and don’ts for your new indoor plants! 

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