Watering bonsai

Indoor and outdoor bonsai: characteristics and differences

Before starting to talk about watering and therefore also about the characteristics of the soil, it is necessary to make a difference between indoor bonsai and outdoor bonsai. Indoor bonsai have the particular characteristic of the need for light, so a placement next to a window or on a windowsill would be suitable for this type of plant, paying attention to the fact that they must be kept away from heat sources such as stoves or radiators. ; the ideal would be to mix clay and water in the saucer, without however obstructing the holes in the main pot. It is possible to put indoor bonsai also outside, but only in summer or spring, in shady places to prevent the sun from drying the soil in a very short time. On the other hand, for outdoor bonsai it is necessary to take into account that all the year, but always shaded in the warm months; to prevent the roots from freezing in winter, it is possible to put the pot in a box with straw, or to cover it with a nylon bag.

Bonsai: the riveting method and the characteristics of the soil

Before even watering the bonsai, there is a necessity to know the composition of the soil (essential to ensure that the plant grows as best we want) and therefore also how to practice a repotting. Repotting is usually done every two or three years and consists in changing the soil that we have inside the pot containing the bonsai, with the relative replacement of the container if, having grown the plant, the right proportion between this has been lost. last and the smallest pot. The right composition of the soil, on the other hand, as mentioned, is necessary for the bonsai to be well drained, nourished and ventilated throughout the year; although many online shops sell ready-made soil mixes, at a very high price, however, it is recommended to get the various elements yourself, world to form the right mixture at home: you need Akadama (very cooked Japanese clay), universal organic soil and finally sand (or fine gravel) to ensure that during watering the plant is well drained for a long time. The three components must be used in this way: – 25% organic soil – 25% sand – 50% Akadama

How often should a bonsai plant be watered?

The frequency with which it becomes necessary to water a Bonsai plant depends, as mentioned above, on many factors, therefore it is necessary to learn to know the trees individually and then find a guideline for each one to follow periodically. First you need to realize that the bonsai should be watered every time the soil has become mostly dry, otherwise you risk filling it too much with water which will no longer be well drained by the sand; to see if the soil is still wet or not, just insert your fingers at a depth of one centimeter, repeating the operation each time, until you have become so experienced as to understand when the plant will need to be watered. In addition, as mentioned before, in addition to the fundamental composition of the soil,

Watering bonsai: How to water your bonsai and what type of watering can to use

As previously said, the bonsai should be watered when the soil seems to have dried and at that point, when the plant therefore needs water, there is the need to water it so that all the roots and the draining system receive the water. ‘water necessary for the correct care of the plant; at this point it is necessary to wet the bonsai until the water comes out of the holes under the pot, possibly repeating the operation after a few minutes. The tree should be watered with a watering can with a thin shower head, so that everything is carried out with extreme delicacy, preventing the soil on the surface from being swept away by the strongest jet. A little curiosity: it is preferable to use collected rainwater as it does not contain the addition of chemicals that could, in the long run,

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