In most of the towns and in metro cities sufficient place may not be available for gardening. In this situation, indoor gardening is the best way to create the garden in less space. Indoor gardening also helps for decoration purpose. Bonsai is the most common indoor garden type. Bonsai is also grown out-side but indoor bonsai garden is the common one.
The meaning of word bonsai is “try growing”. Bonsai plants can live 100 years or more if we properly care.
Different types of indoor bonsai plants are Ficus Retusa, Chinese pepper tree, Nandine Domestica, Ulmus Parvifolia, and Serissa Foetida.
Care guide of Bonsai:
- Molding Bonsai: The desired shape and size will be given to bonsai by growing them in a small container. If bonsai plants will grows in small container that will control the root development. Trimming will shape the small bonsai plants. Bending branches and trunk will shape the bigger trees.
- Nurturing Bonsai: It takes time to bonsai plants for adjusting to the new atmosphere. Some times bonsai leafs will turn into yellow. It will cause harm to new buds.
- Watering: Bonsai requires large amount of water. It is better to pour water every alternate day in summer. Use humidity tries for watering the bonsai plants.
- Place: Keep the bonsai plant in appropriate place. Semi-shaded is the best place for bonsai plant rather than windowsills.
- Nutrition: Bonsai plants will require nutrition. Phostrogen tomato feed or other fertilizers will give nutrition to the bonsai plants. The fertilizer should be given once a week in summer. Once in a month the fertilizer should be given in winter.
During winter season, a little more care and extra precautions need to be taken for your bonsai plants. With some precautions and adequate care, the bonsai plants will not only survive but thrive in the winter season.