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Care and Maintenance of the Bonsai Tree It is a common thought by many that taking care of the Bonsai tree is hard work. Since this tree is grown in small pots, only a few steps need to be followed when watering, repotting, and fertilizing. The Bonsai trees, when compared to the average indoor plants, tend to be delicate, but only a few ground rules need to be followed so as to take care of the plant correctly. How to Water the Bonsai Tree Watering is the most critical care and maintenance practice for your Bonsai tree. How often a tree must be watered on several factors such as the species of the tree, the size of the pot and tree, the time of the year and the soil mixture. In this case, therefore, it is impossible to give the exact number of times that you should be watering the Bonsai, but the following basic guidelines will help you observe when the tree needs watering. It is advisable that you only water the tree when the soil feels slightly dry. This means that you should not water the tree when the soil is still wet but when it feels slightly dry. You should also avoid watering on a routine. Keep watching the trees individually instead of watering them on a regular basis, until you are exactly sure of the work you are doing.
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The soil mixture needs to be correct. The rate at which trees should be watered is in a great way influenced by the soil mixture. A mixture that retains more water should be used when you can’t water the plants regularly.
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How to Fertilize the Bonsai Ensuring that you feed the Bonsai regularly during the growth season is crucial for its survival. Do not fertilize re-potted trees for about a month and also do not fertilize trees that are diseased. Repot the Bonsai Regular re-potting is important as it helps prevent the tree from being pot-bound and finally starving to death. By re-potting, you are allowing the Bonsai to acquire new nutrients that it requires to keep flourishing. How often a Bonsai needs to re-potted depends on the size of the container, and the species of the tree. Trees that tend to grow faster are repotted after two years while those older and mature ones need to be repotted after every three or five years. Repotting shouldn’t be done on a routine but instead, one should check on the tress every early spring by carefully removing from the pot. When the roots of the Bonsai start to circle the roots system; then it’s time for repotting. When the roots are still contained in the soil, you should wait for another year before repotting. Repotting is done during the early spring, when the Bonsai is still dormant.

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