Acquiring & Caring For Bonsai


Acquiring & Caring For Bonsai

Most bonsai trees sold at garden centers and nurseries are of excellent quality, but there are a few points to bear in mind when buying a new plant.How To Care For Bonsai Trees

  • Age and shape of the tree
  • General health
  • Soil should be damp but not soggy, unless it has just been watered
  • Leaves should look bright and healthy, not burnt around the edges or spotty
  • If buying a deciduous tree in winter, last year’s growth should be smooth and plump, with no sign of bark wrinkling
  • The tree should be steady in its container, which should have at least one drainage hole
  • A white fungus in and around the drainage hole is natural and harmless

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