Care And Tips For 17 Types Of Bonsai

There is a wide fan base of bonsai plants and trees around the world. Bonsai is actually a Japanese art of growing plants and trees in their miniature forms. And Bonsai make one of the best plants to keep indoors because of the unique look and the way it beautifies the indoors.

No matter which Bonsai you end up picking, there are certain things that you need to take care of when it comes to looking after them. So to wrap things up, here are some tips on how to take care of Bonsai Plants:

- Keep checking the soil, and water the plant only when the soil seems dry.

- Keep your Bonsai somewhere where there’s plenty of light but not in direct exposure to the sun.

- Prune the plant regularly to maintain the shape of the Bonsai.

- If you wish to grow your plant in a certain way, wire the branches in the same direction.

- Add clay to your soil to improve water retention.

- If you wish to add fertilizer, add it in the soil after watering the plant and it is advised to use a water-based fertilizer.


We have shared with you care tips for 17 different types of bonsai plants. Sunlight, Water, Fertilizer, Soil, and Cutting are the five pints covered for every bonsai plant.

Care And Tips For 17 Types Of Bonsai

  • Ficus Plant
  • Adenium Bonsai 
  • Banyan Tree Plant
  • Bargad Bosai 
  • Boxwood Bonsai
  • Bucsus Bonsai 
  • Carmona S Shape Bonsai
  • Ficus I Shape Bonsai
  • Ficus Iceland Bonsai 
  • Ficus S Shape Bonsai
  • Ficus Starlight Bonsai 
  • Imli Bosai 
  • Junipar Plant
  • Koreen Paper plant
  • Paras Pipal Bonsai
  • Pilkhan Bonsai 
  • Pomegranet Bonsai
  • Rademachera Bonsai 
  • Ulmus S Shaped Bonsai

 

Plant Name Sunlight Water Fertiliser  Soil Cutting
Ficus Plant The plant prefers direct morning sunlight. Direct sunlight in the afternoon can burn the leaves Water the plant with room temperature soft water whenever the soil gets slightly dry Use organic liquid fertilizer or organic seaweed fertilizer and fertilize the Ficus Bonsai once every two weeks Preferable to use sandy clay soil as it can hold and nutrients Trim back the new growth in the growing season. Heavy cutting should be ideally done in the spring
Adenium Bonsai  Adenium bonsai plants require full sun for proper growth You should only water your Adenium bonsai when the soil dries out Use liquid fertilizer once a month from spring to autumn and do not apply fertilizer in winter Always use a well-draining soil mix for better growth of Adenium bonsai plants You should trim back the long shoots and cut off the damaged parts to keep the plant healthy and beautiful
Banyan or Bargad Tree Plant The plant prefers direct morning sunlight. It is better to keep the plant close to the window in warmer climates Make sure you do not let Banyan bonsai stand in water, i.e., avoid overwatering It is better to fertilize once every two weeks using an organic liquid fertilizer The soil should neither be acidic nor basic. A pH between 6.5-7.5 is preferable Trim back the new growth during the growing season using scissors, cutters, or shears
Buxus or Boxwood Bonsai The Boxwood bonsai can thrive in high sunlight and prefers a semi-shady position Water the plant when the soil gets slightly dry. It is preferable to reduce watering during winters and fall You should fertilize Boxwood bonsai using bonsai fertilizer once or twice a month Make sure that the mixture of soil has a pH value between 7 to 8 so that your bonsai can stay young for long To keep your Boxwood bonsai healthy and beautiful, trim the shoots, leaving one or two pairs of leaves
Carmona S Shape Bonsai The plant prefers a lot of natural sunlight, and hence it should be kept near a window Do not overwater the plant at once, and make sure that you don’t let it stand in water Use organic fertilizer and feed once every two weeks. Make sure you fertilize properly during the growing season A soil mixture that drains well and can retain moisture is recommended for Carmona S Shape Bonsai The heavy pruning should be done during spring using scissors, cutters, or shears
Ficus I Shape Bonsai Direct sunlight in the afternoon can burn the leaves. The plant prefers direct morning sunlight. Water the plant with room temperature soft water whenever the soil gets slightly dry. Use organic liquid fertilizer or organic seaweed fertilizer and fertilize the Ficus I Shape Bonsai once every two weeks. Preferable to use sandy clay soil as it can hold and nutrients. Trim back the new growth in the growing season. Heavy cutting should be ideally done in the spring.
Ficus Iceland Bonsai The Ficus Iceland bonsai is happy to receive direct morning sunlight. It is important to water thoroughly and deeply with room temperature soft water. Feed the plant with an organic liquid fertilizer once every two weeks. The plant prefers a well-draining and moist soil to grow at its best. Keep new growth trimmed back during the growing season.
Ficus S Shape Bonsai Direct sunlight in the afternoon can burn the leaves. The plant prefers direct morning sunlight Water the plant with room temperature soft water whenever the soil gets slightly dry. Use organic liquid fertilizer or organic seaweed fertilizer and fertilize the Ficus S Shape Bonsai once every two weeks. Preferable to use sandy clay soil as it can hold and nutrients. Trim back the new growth in the growing season. Heavy cutting should be ideally done in the spring.
Ficus Starlight Bonsai Ficus Starlight can grow both in direct and indirect sunlight but does not like heavy sunlight. It is better to water moderately in spring and summer but sparingly in winter. Use organic liquid fertilizer or organic seaweed fertilizer and fertilize the Ficus S Shape Bonsai once every two weeks. Preferable to use sandy clay soil as it can hold and nutrients. You should prune the Ficus starlight bonsai regularly to keep it in shape.
Imli Bonsai The plant prefers four to six hours of sunlight every day. Water to lightly soak the soil and avoid watering until the upper 2 inches of soil is dry. Any general-purpose fertilizer will be good for the plant—feed fertilizer at regular intervals. Tamarind Bonsai can grow in all types of soil. It is better to place a layer of well-draining soil mix on top of the soil. It is preferable to do heavy root pruning in spring.
Juniper Bonsai It is better that you keep your Juniper bonsai plant away from direct sunlight. The plant can grow well with minimum watering, so avoid overwatering. Use organic fertilizer to feed the plant and apply fertilizer once every two months. Thrives well in well-drained and dry light, sandy soil.  Cut the long shoots at the base to develop foliage pads.
Korean Pepper Bonsai Korean Pepper bonsai plants require full sun for proper growth. You should only water your plant when the soil dries out. Use liquid fertilizer once a month from spring to autumn and do not apply fertilizer in winter. Always use a well-draining soil mix for better growth of Korean pepper bonsai plants. You should trim back the long shoots and cut off the damaged parts to keep the plant healthy and beautiful.
Paras Peepal Bonsai The plant requires bright sunlight to grow at its best. You should water Paras Peepal Bonsai more during the growing season. Any general-purpose fertilizer will be good for the plant—feed fertilizer at regular intervals. Make sure that you keep the soil moist at all times. Keep removing the waste leaves. Trim back the extra-long branches.
Pilkhan Bonsai The plant prefers direct morning sunlight. Direct sunlight in the afternoon can burn the leaves. Water the plant with room temperature soft water whenever the soil gets slightly dry. Use organic liquid fertilizer or organic seaweed fertilizer and fertilize the Pilkhan Bonsai once every two weeks. Preferable to use sandy clay soil as it can hold and nutrients. Trim back the new growth in the growing season. Heavy cutting should be ideally done in the spring.

Pomegranate Bonsai
Place in an area where the plant can get at least six hours of direct sunlight. The plant requires regular watering but does not over water. Reduce watering in the months of winter. Use a specific fertilizer used to feed plants that produce fruits and flowers. Soil with a pH range between 5.5 to 7.2 is preferable for the Pomegranate Bonsai plant. Let young shoots mature and lengthen before trimming them back.
Radermachera Bonsai The plant requires plants of bright indirect sunlight. You can keep it close to a window where the sun shows up for most of the day. You should water the plant only when the top of the soil feels dry to touch. Use a standard 10-10-10 liquid fertilizer. Decrease feeding times and fertilize less during inactive growth. The plant loves to grow in general-purpose rich potting soil that drains well. The plant requires heavy pruning. You should trim back ⅔ of the plant.
Ulmus S Shaped Bonsai The Ulmus S Shaped Bonsai thrives in either full sun and/or partial shade. Provide one watering per week in spring and summer. Three watering per week in warmer climates is necessary. Feed the plant with a combination of solid organic fertilizer and well-balanced liquid fertilizer. The plant prefers to stand in slightly moist soil. Prune in late winters or early weeks of spring before the growing season to attain good shape and look.

 


Buying a bonsai tree is not enough! You should also know how to take care of it so that you can keep it fresh, healthy, young, and green for a longer period of time.

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