Bonsai is a traditional Japanese art of using miniature trees grown in a container. Bonsai trees symbolize peace, balance and harmony and are rare and beautiful trees to behold. Bonsai trees not only work as an attractive conversation piece, but also benefit for your health in many ways. Growing and tending a Bonsai is a great hobby and a wonderful stress reliever. They also purify the air in your room and office and help fight fatigue, coughs and sore throats. The evergreen Ficus Bonsai is a great indoor plant and a gem for all kinds of beginners.
Bonsai is an ancient horticultural art, through which, a replica of nature can be artistically landscaped in a tray, along with other elements like a cascading waterfall, moss, pebbles and a rock garden. Bonsai is the art of dwarfing trees or plants and growing and pruning them in containers.The ultimate goal of growing a Bonsai is to create a miniaturized but realistic representation of nature in the form of a tree. Bonsai are not genetically dwarfed plants, in fact, any tree species can be used to grow one.
A certain amount of yellow leaves on an Indoor Bonsai are completely normal, leaves on an evergreen tend to last about 3 months, then drop off and are replaced by new ones, about once a week or so go over your tree and remove any yellow leaves.
In the summer fill a bowl with water at room temperature, deep enough to cover all of the soil in the pot. In the winter lightly top water your tree by pouring water over the soil when it feels really dry as they do not use as much water during the winter months. Water when the soil feels really dry and not before.
POSITIONING YOUR TREE
Your tree needs plenty of light (i.e. the brig htest window you have). Without enough light growth will be leggy. Any warm bright area will do, if there is only one light source, i.e. one window, turn your tree round once a week to get even growth. When you find a place your tree likes leave it there, you will know it’s happy because it will grow many new shoots and flourish.
PRUNING YOUR TREE
Your tree needs pruning all year round, more so in the summer months. Cut off new shoots once they grow to about 3-4 inches long, prune between a leaves joint to maintain its original shape.