How to Make Coconut Bonsai
A coconut bonsai is a small indoor tree made from a young coconut plant. They are very cute and make great conversation pieces! This palm-size piece of art is easy to care for, and sure to delight any plant lover! And since they come with a favor (a cup of freshwater), they are the perfect gift for anyone who loves coconuts as much as you do! Add life to your home, work, or office space with our Coconut Bonsai. The coconut bonsai is a living tree that has been cultivated to stay small and is a beautiful example of what can be accomplished through grafting and pruning. Popular as a thoughtful gift, the Coconut Bonsai Tree is hearty and easy to care for. This beautiful tree has an old soul, yet you can enjoy it year after year with its tenacious nature. So, here are some steps of how to make coconut bonsai:
To bonsai a coconut tree, the best is to start your plant from seed. Follow these steps to do so:
1. The first step is to carefully choose a coconut from a mature, healthy tree.
2. Place your coconut into a plastic bag or container.
3. Keeping your coconut's stem facing up; fill your container with sand and dirt.
4. Remove it from its container after your coconut's shoot grows to 25 centimeters.
5. Peel off the outer layers of the coconut shell gently.
6. Using sandpaper or a sharp knife, smooth off your coconut.
7. Wash your coconut nicely in water to remove leftover dirt/debris.
8. Using nutrient-rich, fast-draining soil, carefully plant your coconut in a new pot.
9. Water your new coconut bonsai thoroughly, and you're ready to go!
Care Tips for a Coconut Bonsai:
- To keep your coconut bonsai healthy, be sure to give it fresh water daily.
- Place the tree in indirect light and never exposed it to freezing temperatures.
- For best results, keep the plant away from direct sunlight or heat sources, such as fireplaces or vents.
- To encourage lush growth, feed your coconut palm bonsai every month during the spring and summer months with a slow-release, liquid fertilizer.
- Avoid leaving your coconut palm in direct sunlight for long periods as this may burn the leaves.
- Remove the tree from its potting container when it begins to feel heavy, and replace the soil with fresh potting soil.
- Bonsai need less soil as they age, so the final pots can be remarkably small; nonetheless, the trees will still grow well due to the proper use of traditional bonsai techniques.
- Keep this plant at a temperature between 65°F and 75°F for optimal health.
A coconut bonsai is an ideal houseplant for the beach, motel window sill, or sitting on your porch. Growing from a small seed, it can easily take over an entire shelf or table. The great thing about these plants is that they require very little care. For a bonsai tree to thrive you only need to add some soil and water every once in a while and that's it! Bonsai trees make unique, beautiful gifts - and more than that, owning a bonsai brings you an extra little bit of nature into your daily life. You can also easily buy a Bonsai Online if you don’t want to make a coconut bonsai on your own!