How To Water A Bonsai Tree
Watering a bonsai tree correctly is crucial for optimum growth
As there is very little compost and a lot of root in a bonsai pot you really need to be vigilant and check daily, especially in summer. Watering in summer may need to be carried out twice a day, but in winter only once every week or ten days.
Make sure you don’t leave it until the compost is too dry; try and keep the plant evenly damp.
Watering is easy, just submerge the pot in a bucket of tepid water and leave until there are no more bubbles rising to the surface. Submerging in a bucket of water ensures that all the compost and roots are in contact with the water and the plant is thoroughly watered. When the plant is watered from the top and the compost is dry the water can just run through.
Topping off the pot with moss or gravel will prevent the compost floating out of the pot.
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