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We’re here to help you take care of your bonsai through expert advice – here’s how to properly water your bonsai tree.
Bonsai Tree Watering
Bonsai watering is an extremely important factor when it comes to maintaining your trees health and growth. For different bonsai’s, the water cycle may be different and it depends on various factors. For example, the size of the pot, the time of year, soil mixture, and climate. These are the main things to consider when it comes to watering your bonsai. There are however, a few basic guidelines you can follow.
No matter what time it is, if you feel that the soil is dry, you should water your bonsai tree. You should make sure that the entire root system is soaked with water and there are 2 ways in which you can do this. Please see below for further instructions.
FAQs on Bonsai Watering
Please see below some of the most common questions when it comes to watering your bonsai tree.
How to water my bonsai tree?
1)You can thoroughly pour water into the soil until water runs out of the drainage holes (located at the bottom of your pot or tray)
2)Or you can fill in another tray with water, and place the bonsai on top of this. This allows the roots to drink the water and soak them up, so once the water has disappeared, you can place your bonsai back on its original tray.
How often to water my bonsai tree?
Whenever the soil is dry you should water your bonsai tree and ensure it’s well watered. See content above for more guidelines.
What to water my bonsai tree with?
You can use a small watering can or a hose to water your bonsai tree, as long as it’s not too much pressure on the tree and could potentially harm it. You can buy watering cans specifically for bonsai trees and it is a worthwhile investment if you’re going to be taking care of various trees and plants.
What time of day should I water my bonsai?
You can water your bonsai at any time of the day, just as long as it needs water and you have checked the soil yourself to determine if it is dry. A general rule is to never water your bonsai tree when it is exposed to significant heat / sun. This is because the sun will immediately dry it out and it will cause further harm.
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