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How do I water my bonsai?Updated a year ago

Watering your bonsai

When watering your bonsai tree, it is important not to water routinely on fixed days, but to water your bonsai tree thoroughly whenever the soil feels slightly dry. It is extremely important to ensure that the water reaches the roots and flows completely out of the pot. The ceramic pot has special holes at the bottom for this purpose.

Avoid leaving the soil too dry or too wet for too long.

Golden rule

A good way to ensure that your bonsai gets enough water is to completely submerge the entire pot once every 5 to 7 days.

For example, fill your sink with water and submerge the entire pot up to the trunk of the tree. Hold the pot completely submerged for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then remove the pot from the sink and let the excess water drain for a while.

The most important part of the bonsai that needs water is the root system, which is located at the bottom of the pot. Through the holes in the ceramic pot, the entire bonsai soil will be well-watered. This method gives you the "peace of mind" that your bonsai has been sufficiently watered for about 5 to 7 days.

Keep in mind that this method may need to be applied more often in winter than in summer. Moreover, different factors, such as if your tree is above a heating system, may also play a role in the frequency needed to do this.

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