The Ultimate Caring Guide for Indoor Bonsai Tree [Update 2018]

Most People prefer to keep their Bonsai tree indoors as it is a beautiful piece of art and a great home decor, this is perfectly fine as long as you select the right tree species and take proper care of it. So lets take a look which tree species are suitable for keeping indoor and how to take
care your indoor bonsai tree.

Indoor Bonsai tree

There are several Bonsai Trees that you can grow indoor and they bloom perfectly fine. One of such great bonsai tree is the Ficus Bonsai tree. Ficus bonsai tree is one of the most common and the easiest one to take care. Ficus Bonsai tree is a good choice for beginners as its hardy
nature and tolerance to low humidity. Other popular bonsai tree are Jade (crassula), Sageretia (Sweet Plum), Carmona and Chinese elm.

Caring of Indoor Bonsai

Caring for an indoor Bonsai tree is not as difficult as people think it may be. It is not very different from your normal house plants. The main reason bonsai need extra care is that Bonsai trees is growing in small pots and less soil therefore they have very limited storage for nutrients
and water.

Let’s take a look of few guidelines/specific care for indoor bonsai tree.

  1. Light
    Indoor have much less intensity of light than outside and that is the main problem growing a indoor bonsai. If your bonsai doesn’t get a proper lightning the growth will decrease and the bonsai tree will eventually weaken. It is suggested to find a place which has a bright light like a window facing south, to keep your bonsai tree.In addition to sufficient lighting, bonsai tree also need proper air circulation to remain healthy long-term.
  2. Watering
    Never follow a routine when water your indoor bonsai tree. Instead of watering your bonsai on a daily routine, keep observing the soil of your bonsai tree on a regular basis,. Water your bonsai tree when the soil is slightly dry never allow the soil to become completely dry.
  3. Humidity
    Indoor bonsai need relatively high humidity specially if you are using heating or air condition. You should take care of humidity level by misting your tree regularly or by placing a humidity tree near your tree. Also give enough air circulation to your plant by opening the window during day time.
  4. Fertilizing
    Since your bonsai tree is growing in a small pot and less amount of soil it is needful you recharge the soil’s nutritional content frequently. Fertilize your bonsai tree regularly during the growing season.

To sum up, the key to growing a healthy bonsai tree is that you make sure to select the right bonsai tree species and choose the right location for it. Take proper care and follow the guidelines for indoor bonsai tree and enjoy watching your tree growing and blooming.

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