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Indoor Bonsai Care

Indoor Bonsai is a term loosely used, as there is no such tree as an

Indoor Bonsai, although some will adapt better than others, any tree

kept indoors needs some very basic but essential care. Water is the main

ingredient, with light a close second. Feeding and re-potting also play a part.


Spring and Summer watering is usually once or twice a day. The best

method is to immerse the pot either below water or up to the rim for

about five minute, or or even longer, depending on the time of year,

or use a fine rose watering can and water two to three times with one

minute intervals. In hot conditions I recomend the immersion method.

Winter watering is less often, maybe once every other day, depending

on room temperature, the type of tree, size of pot, soil composition,

and finally, whether the tree is standing on a tray of gravel.

The colour of the soil is a good guide to watering requirements.

Dark soil indicates moisture level is O.K.

Pale brown and dry to the touch indicates watering is required.

Position for Bonsai

A window Ledge or Conservatory. Place tree on a tray of soft

porous gravel, feed regularly with feed pellets or liquid feed as

per instructions. (One Teaspoon of liquid to One Litre of water).

Trees listed below will adapt to indoor conditions.

Trees marked *need cool light position

Most fo the "false Cypress Groups"

Chamaecyparis, Japanese Temple Tree*, Blue Cypress Boulevard*,

Moss Cypress*, Faith tree*, Cypress Nana*

Juniperus Quamata Range

Meyeri*, Blue Star*, Blue Carpet*

Ilex Crenate

Japanese Holy*, Pomegranate*, Sageretia Theezans,

Carmona Fukien Tea, Chinese Elm (Evergreen),

Jasmine, Orange, Fiscus (Figs), Sacred Bamboo,

Serissa - (Tree of a Thousand Stars), and the Olive Tree.

Many other Species will adapt given the right conditions.


Proprietor :--- Sidney Pallikaros