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Free Tips To Grow Ficus Bonsai

By Robert Trust

Ficus bonsai is an indoor bonsai that is quite common in the garden of the bonsai gardener. There are many species of ficus bonsai. The most prominent ficus bonsai species are dwarf, narrow leaf, and et cetera. It grows at a slow rate unlike other bonsai plants. It should be grown indoor and not outdoor. To ensure healthy growth, you must take care of all aspects of your bonsai including watering, sunlight, humidity and fertilizer.

You have to water your ficus bonsai regularly. Just like other bonsai, it tends to dry out in between every watering. You should only water it when it is dry. To determine whether the bonsai needs water, you can put your finger about half an inch into the soil. If the plant needs water, the soil will be dry. When the soil is dry, there is no more moistures for the bonsai plant to absorb. You must immediately water the bonsai plant after you find out that the soil is dry. If you let it dry out for prolonged period, it will eventually withered away.

The method for watering the bonsai plant is different than watering the ordinary house plant. First of all, you have to fill a container with water. After that, you must dip the plant into the container. The water should reach up to the trunk of your ficus bonsai. After dipping the ficus bonsai in the water, you must wait for a few minutes. After 5 minutes, you can drain off the water and dip it in the water again.

Ficus bonsai can be grown in a place that has direct sunlight. If you want, you can also grow it in an area that has a lot of sunlight but you must make sure it is not too hot. It is best that you grow it in an area that is not exposed to the direct sunlight. The leaves of the ficus bonsai plant will get burned if the sun is too hot. The morning sunlight is the best because it is mild and not too hot.

Supplemental lights are often used to provide sunlight substitute for the indoor bonsai plant. The cost of the supplemental lights or grow lights is quite cheap and affordable. The grow lights enable the ficus bonsai to have enough nutrients to perform the photosynthesis process.

Ficus bonsai must be fertilized throughout the growing seasons. The growing seasons for ficus bonsai include spring, summer, and fall. It is best that you buy organic fertilizer. The organic fertilizer can be rotten vegetables, throw away food and etc.

Chemical fertilizer can also be used. To apply chemical fertilizer, you must follow the instructions at the back of the package. You should not apply too much chemical fertilizers. If you apply too much chemical fertilizers, the root will become rotten. Rice cakes can be used as organic fertilizers for the ficus bonsai plants.

You can maintain the humidity of the ficus bonsai by using a humidity tray. Alternatively, you can use a plate that has stones and water. The bonsai must be positioned above the stones. You can mist the bonsai for one day. Misting should not be be carried out to replace the watering.

Informations is provided by Mishobonsai.com a website dedicated at providing Bonsai Tree informations with grow guides on popular species such as the Pine Bonsai and japanese maple bonsai tree.

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