I keep Bonsai indoors?
cannot be treated like houseplants and therefore cannot
be kept indoors. They require 3 to 4 hrs. of sunlight everyday.
It is therefore best to grow them outdoors. They can occasionally
be brought indoors for a very short time.
do I water Bonsai?
like an ordinary tree bonsai should be watered just enough
to keep it in good health. Over watering is as harmful as
under watering. When watering, always water from above to
simulate fine shower of rain. Water the leaves as well as
the soil around the base of the tree. Water the soil until
the water begins to trickle out of the drainage holes in
the bottom of the pot. During the summer it is very essential
that the tree is watered twice - once in the morning and
once in the evening. During winter, when the tree is resting,
it is not necessary to water daily. It should be watered
just enough to keep the soil damp.
I need to fertilize Bonsai?
is a popular misconception that the plant has been deliberately
starved of food and nutrients in order to keep it dwarfed.
Bonsai may be small but they are healthy and vigorous trees.
They therefore need to be fertilized the same way that a
normal tree would have been. A water soluble fertilizer
(e.g. Plantakola, Bahar, Maxigrow, Suphala N.P.K. 15:15:15)
can be applied when Bonsai are watered. You can also use
Neem extract in small quantities and Vermicompost.
do I protect Bonsai from Pests and Diseases?
are susceptible to attacks from pests and diseases in very
much the same way that other plants and trees are. However,
because a bonsai is relatively small the problem of pest
control and eradication is much simpler. The area around
them need to be kept clean. They should receive at least
3 to 4 hours of sunlight everyday. Plant disease is mainly
caused by fungi. Regular spraying of insecticides in mild
dosage prevents the tree from being damaged. You can use
Rogor, Malathion Furtan.