Everybody has seen these tiny masterpieces called bonsai. They are cherries, maples, oaks, but in miniature. People bring them to the apartment for a couple of days, but their permanent place is outdoors – on the balcony, terrace or in the greenhouse. Personally I use them for room decoration on big holidays and great events. They make the house more vivid and stylish.
Plant Care Guide
All of our plants come with our complimentary care guide, which we have developed during twenty years of firsthand experience and offer to assist our customers in the care of our products.
The guide consists of three separate catagories regarding the care of our plants. They are divided into categories according to Temperature, Watering Requirements, and Lighting Requirements. An example of the code is I/MM/PS, the care guide, corresponding to those letters explains what that code means. Please understand that this is intended only for plants supplied by Meehan’s Miniatures and is in no way intended to offer tips on care for other growers’ plants.
Choosing a container
Pots for indoor bonsai should always be shallow, thick ceramic to provide the tree’s root system with the humidity it requires. The pot should have, at the very least, two holes in the base for drainage. Screening is required to cover the holes in order to prohibit the soil from escaping the pot. Slabs and rock planters have also become quite popular, creating the perfect natural setting for your own miniature forest. Volman suggests repotting every three to four years to accommodate root growth and to provide fresh, nutrient-rich soil.
Your bonsai will benefit from a weekly watering routine. The soil should never dry out completely. Dip your fingertip into the soil and quench your tree’s thirst when the soil is dry within half an inch to an inch of your fingertip. Since bonsai pots are designed for good drainage, don’t be afraid to thoroughly soak the soil. Trees draw in moisture from their leaves so be sure to mist your bonsai weekly, as well. Mister beware: the water runoff from misting can dampen the surface of the soil, which may falsely indicate that your tree does not need watering.
Fertilize your watered tree every three to four weeks to ensure it’s getting adequate nutrition. However, only fertilize when your tree is healthy and thriving. Fertilizer is not medicine and can do more harm than good to a tree that shows signs of distress.