Indoor Bonsai Trees and Bonsai Tree Care
Bonsai trees are often planted indoors by owners and farmers. Indoor bonsai trees are just like their counterpart outdoor bonsai trees but need some special care and maintenance in order to grow tall and beautiful like their counterparts. Indoor bonsai varieties can include the gold Hawaiian bonsai tree, the Hawaiian bonsai tree, ficus bonsai and various other bonsai varieties. These bonsai varieties assume the form of indoor bonsai trees as they have certain special characteristic features that also differentiate them from other outdoor bonsai varieties. These indoor bonsai trees need certain special care that can be summed as follows-
SUMMER AND WINTER PLACING
Indoor bonsai trees need sunlight in order to grow healthy like the other trees. This sunlight is restricted when the bonsai tree is put indoors. This is why the owner or the farmer needs to place the bonsai tree outdoors for a few hours (5hours approx) so that the bonsai is exposed to enough sunlight. Morning sun and the shade of the afternoon can be the best environmental properties that an indoor bonsai tree can get. You must also be circumspect when putting these in the sunlight especially when the rays of the sun are harsh during the summer months. The winter placement can be near the windows facing the south. East and west can also be a good option for the facing. Sunlight must be provided for 5 hours minimum to these indoor bonsai in winter.
Watering must be done at regular intervals. You must not wait for the soil to dry up before the next watering. When the soil begins to dry you must give the doze of water. A hose pipe can be apt for the purpose. This type of a hose doesn’t erode the soil. This schedule must be differentiated for different varieties, sizes, pots and bonsai trees. Till the water begins to leak out of the drainage hole, you can keep watering the plant.
A liquid fertilizer can be used for the purpose in order to prevent the soil from drying out as well. This type of fertilizer offers replenishment of nutrients and also performs the watering function. They must be used judiciously and in a monthly interval.
Trimming can keep the tree like a miniature marvel. The new growth must be maintained to the extent possible. Unwanted branches and roots need to be pruned occasionally. A thorough evaluation of the tree needs to be done before trimming and pinching can be done.
Roots generally get tangled and fill the soil in the pot. The soil also gets old. In order to provide fresh soil and growth conditions a new pot needs to be used. This may be done every 2 years. New soil needs to be placed after one fourth of the roots are pruned. The drainage hole needs to be made afresh and the height of the tree needs to be adjusted with the previous height of the tree. The hole also needs to be free from unwanted insects and diseases.