How do you maintain a bonsai tree?

How do you maintain a bonsai tree?

How do you maintain a bonsai tree?

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What is the lifespan of a bonsai tree?

Bonsai trees can live for hundreds of years. Currently the oldest known bonsai tree is over 1000 years old. Due to the constant care and maintenance done to bonsai trees, they typically live 25% longer than a tree of the same species living in nature.

Is it hard to take care of a bonsai tree?

Caring for a Bonsai tree is not nearly as hard as is commonly thought. However, as Bonsai trees are planted in small pots a few basic guidelines have to be followed when watering, fertilizing and repotting your trees.

What kind of soil do you need for bonsai?

Using the right soil mixture for your Bonsai trees is crucial. Soil is important to supply your trees with nutrients, but it also needs to drain properly, provide enough aeration and retain water. Though most (online) Bonsai shops sell ready-mixed soils, doing this yourself will save money and enables you to adjust mixtures per tree-species.

Why do bonsai trees need to be fertilized?

Normal trees are able to extend their root system looking for nutrients; Bonsai however are planted in rather small pots and need to be fertilized in order to replenish the soil's nutritional content. Read more Repotting Bonsai To prevent a tree from being pot-bound and ultimately starving to death, regular repotting is crucial.

What is the meaning of the word bonsai?

Bonsai is a Japanese word that literally means "planted in a container". It refers to the practice of keeping large plant specimens, usually trees, from reaching their natural size by a process referred to as "artificial dwarfing."

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