Bonsai trees are the type of plant that encourages horticulture art. And ProFlowers is happy to take this Chinese gardening tradition to you with a variety of both indoor and outdoor bonsai trees. Although the care for them is similar, there are some differences on caring for indoor versus outdoor bonsais.
To enjoy your exotic plant, follow the instructions below to ensure you don’t harm it while unpacking it. In addition, follow these directions, as well as the one provided in the box, for a long lasting bonsai plant.
For Both Plants:
1) Carefully remove the packing peanuts or cardboard taped around the base of the pot. Once unpacked, this plant is ready to go!
2) Give bonsais 2-3 hours of morning sunlight each day.
3) Keep them in temperatures that are moderate to warm (preferably with humidity). Bonsais do not do well in cold or freezing temperatures, so avoid when possible.
Indoor Bonsai Care Instructions
1) Water indoor bonsais 2 times per week. It is recommended that gardenia bonsais be watered every day during spring, summer and fall seasons.
2) Feed the indoor bonsai a liquid houseplant fertilizer every 3-4 weeks for optimal growth.
3) Repot the bonsai into a larger container when roots become bound or too tight.
4) Upon successful cultivation, the indoor bonsai should grow to about 2-3 feet in height.
Popular types of indoor bonsais include the Ponytail Palm, Sago Palm, Gardenia Bonsai, Golden Gate Ficus, Jade Bonsai, and the Hawaiian Umbrella Tree.
Outdoor Bonsai Care Instructions
1) Water outdoor bonsais daily during spring, summer and fall seasons.
2) Feed the indoor bonsai a liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks during its growing season.
3) Repot the bonsai every 2 years in the spring.
4) Upon successful cultivation, the outdoor bonsai should grow to an average height of about 3-4 feet.
Popular types of outdoor bonsais include the Cryptomeria Bonsai, Azalea Bonsai, and the Juniper Bonsai.