If you have a bonsai plant, it’s important to remember that caring for them is akin to caring for a baby. Loving and caring is required but it’s not sufficient; you also have to show certain "parenting" skills to ensure that your bonsai plant will enjoy a long and healthy life.
Tip #1 Water is the source of life for all creatures but it’s especially so for bonsai plants. Although they need to be watered more frequently than other types of plants, they also need a precise amount of watering. Anything that’s less or beyond the ideal amount of water can lead to your bonsai plant’s death so it’s important that you ask for professional advice.
Factors that affect the amount of water required by a bonsai plant include but aren’t limited to the type of tree you’re taking care of, what season it is at present, if the tree’s grown outdoors or indoors, and so forth.
Tip #2 Light is another source of energy for your bonsai plant. Just like any other plant, your bonsai plant will benefit from exposure to sunlight. If you’re growing it in an indoor garden, however, you’ll have to arrange for artificial lighting. In such instances, it’s important to use a timer so that you avoid risking overexposure for your plants.
Tip #3 Humidity is unfortunately one of the most important but overlooked factors when taking care of bonsai plants; the best way to ensure that ideal humidity levels remain constant is by using a humidity tray. You can use decorative pebbles to make your bonsai plant appear more attractive.
Tip #4 If you’re determined to keep your bonsai plant indoors, you have to choose the pot for your bonsai plant very carefully. To be safe, make sure that you purchase pots which are specifically designed for bonsai plants. These pots have pre-made holes for drainage and training wires.
Tip #5 Many people are confused as to exactly what role fertilizer plays in taking care of bonsai plants. Firstly, fertilizer is needed when you are keeping your bonsai plant indoors because this provides the added nutrition that your indoor soil lacks. Secondly, fertilizer isn’t medicine so don’t use it as treatment for sick or dying trees. Lastly, make sure that you thoroughly water your bonsai plant before fertilizing.
Lastly, don’t risk your bonsai plant’s health on the basis of any assumption. If you’re not sure, always ask for professional advice!