Hi, I recently pruned the roots of my bonsai with fukien tea as they were related to the roots, the leaves lost their luster and fell off, drying out and turning brown, do you have any tips to try to help my tree? Through irrigation: Good watering is essential for the health of your tree. Bonsai like to be a little dry between waterings, but they should never become dry. Check your bonsai every day to see if it needs water by pressing firmly on the moss or soil at the base of the trunk. If it feels wet or cool or is somehow soft and spongy, it does not need water. When the topsoil is dry, place the entire pot in a basin of water, up to the base of the trunk, so that the water can saturate the soil. This causes air bubbles to rise, and bubbles are a good indicator of how dry your tree is. The soil will be saturated very quickly; Drain any extra water. Bonsai really don`t like to get wet all the time or stay in the water for a long time, it`s bad for their health. During the winter months, you can water once a week or even less; In summer, this can be every day or every other day, depending on the location and climate.

The cycle will vary, so avoid strict schedules and you will quickly realize the watering needs of your bonsai. Your established bonsai may need to be repotted. Hi Lauren, It`s great to soak the bonsai once a week, but it needs to be watered more often. As soon as the soil is barely moist, it needs good water. I suspect that as daylight increased in February, it dried out even faster. We water every day right now – the place where you bought the bonsai should have told you or given you care instructions. Didn`t he give her water for 6 weeks? If this is the case, the bonsai will not have survived. If you have watered, please place the bonsai in the kitchen sink with irrigation, which covers the floor for at least 30 minutes.

Then check the soil every day and water only if it is barely wet – it will not need so much water, now it is out of the leaf. I hope this will help the best Sarah There are bonsai plants inside and out. Most bonsai should actually be placed outdoors, where they are exposed to all four seasons like normal trees. Outdoor plants are made from sturdy evergreen plants or deciduous plants that require a cold rest period in winter. They are not meant to be indoors all year round. The oriental tea tree is a simple and elegant tree ideal for indoor cultivation. This bonsai has pretty white flowers and beautiful green, shiny and waxy foliage during the summer months. The leaves are unusually shaped and well proportioned. The leaves grow in sharp clusters, so the flowers and the structure of the branches are clearly visible. A very attractive and artistic bonsai.

Avoid heat sources such as radiators and TVs. A cooler room is better than a warm room. You can`t hold a bonsai on a windowsill if there`s a radiator underneath. If you also use the radiator once, the heat will dry out and kill the tree. Hi, I currently have 4 bonsai and I absolutely love them, if I send you pictures you could tell me what they are please as it was not specified when I bought them, also any advice on pruning would be helpful as the new branches grow a bit wild and fast lol. Thank you for reading 🙂 Thank you for your request. In general, the tea tree prefers to be repotted during the summer months, so it can only be a little shocked. Did you cut the bonsai or just stuff it into a larger pot? If you can send me a picture, I can just check the symptoms for you. My e-mail address is sarah@bonsaidirect.co.uk Dear Arran, Thank you for your request. A windowsill can be a great place for a bonsai for most of the year.

There would be good natural light, but could also suffer from burning in the middle of summer, so I would recommend a cooler place in the middle of summer when the window you`re talking about gets hot. Honestly, Sarah Hello, I recently bought a Podocarpus bonsai from my local garden center. When I brought it home, I noticed that its leaves already had brown tips and most of them were falling off. I`ve since cut some of the branches, which has helped, but can you give me some advice on what to do with the brown leaves and general care of my new tree? Thank you If you want to have a small bonsai, keep your plant in a smaller pot. A shallow planter is best because it gives the roots room to expand a little. In most cases, it is recommended that your planter be about 2/3 of the height of your tree, but this is more of a traditional rule than a rule that should be followed. Hi Tina, I think your bonsai Carmona has become too cold. You are a bonsai that likes to be kept warm – can you keep it in a warmer place? A photo would help check for symptoms. Sincerely, Sarah Hello Anthony, Most of the care of a sick bonsai is to get proper watering. Please keep the soil moist and do not let it dry or be too wet. Fukien tea plants prefer to be simply damp and not wet. Please spray the leaves and branches daily with water to increase the humidity around the bonsai; We hope that this will encourage the formation of new buds.

If the bonsai has very few leaves, we recommend that you do not feed it until it has recovered a little. I hope this helps. Sincerely, Bonsai Direct Dear Emma, We feed our bonsai every week with a bonsai; especially Chinese elms, because they grow quite fast. Please send me a photo and we will identify the bonsai for you. You need to keep the new foliage trimmed to favor the „back bud.“ As you pinch the leaf growth tips, new leaves are promoted further down the branches. At the moment, all hormones are at the spikes. I hope this helps to fully understand Sarah A common misconception about bonsai is that they should be kept indoors. Most bonsai trees should be placed outdoors, where they are exposed to the four natural seasons like normal trees. Only tropical and subtropical plants can survive indoors, where temperatures are high and stable throughout the year.

Different types of fertilizers have different strengths and weaknesses. Liquid fertilizer acts quickly and is easy to measure, but it seeps out of the ground every time you water. Solid fertilizer slowly diffuses into the soil over time, but is harder to control, which could burn the delicate roots of your tree. Spraying is less important than watering. It is a good idea to spray the foliage once or twice a day, but the most important thing is to get proper watering. We recommend that you touch the ground in the morning and evening (while you study). If the soil is moist, do not water. Once the soil is barely wet, soak the soil by placing the bonsai in the sink for 5 minutes and covering the pot with water or pouring water on the bottom until it flows from the holes at the bottom of the pot. It is important not to pour on the bonsai, so only water when the soil is just wet. If you spray with a sprayer, make sure all the leaves are wet. I hope this will help Dear Arron, trees in nature can get their water from long roots underground, bonsai respond to you who give them water, so we recommend a position outside the direct sun.

In a very hot position in the middle of summer, you may need to water 4 times a day and the bonsai will not be able to pass fast enough to absorb this water. Please bring the bonsai to a cooler location in the middle of summer. Hello, I`m just starting with a bonsai, I think it`s a Chinese elm, but it wasn`t on the label. There`s a lot of green moss on the ground around the tree, but that was the way it was bought, so I guess that`s okay. I also bought a feeding tube called Drop by Drop, and this is called placing the bottle upside down in the ground and replacing it when it`s empty. It`s true? Nick Hi, I have a Carmona bonsai and I did it from septembre.je make a mistake and I let it be heard outside in Greece in winter and lose all the feuilles.je think it`s DIY.I cut a mark and the inside is green.could you help me save it.thank you We tried to put water and bonsai food a few days ago and it doesn`t look like it, to help.