Ficus Bonsai Tree
Plant Name Ficus bonsai Plant size 6 to 8 inch Pot Size 6 inch. The Ficus Bonsai is a tropical, moist-looking plant but you must take care not to over water it. The Ficus bonsai needs to dry out between drinks. Once a day, stick your finger into the soil in your bonsai pot.
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Bonsai trees live in small pots and their world dries out much quicker than plants in the ground or in bigger pots, so close attention should be paid to watering. Check and water your bonsai every day. Striking a balance between not enough water and too much water can be a bit tricky but is very important.
Water thoroughly and deeply when it needs water and let it catch its breath before watering again. An old bonsai watering trick is to place the entire pot in a sink of water an inch or two deep and let the water absorb from the holes in the bottom of the pot.
Another favorite way to know if it needs watering is to lift it. You can get a sense for whether it needs watering by its weight. An inexpensive moisture meter takes the guesswork out of watering. Water slowly so it absorbs into the dirt, otherwise the water will run all over your table. Mist occasionally with a spray bottle too.
It helps take the burden off of the roots especially when it’s very hot and dry out. We pot our bonsai trees specifically to drain well, so it’s almost impossible to over water. Leaves want humidity to keep them green and healthy. Any time your tree is inside, the air is very dry. Mist often during the day.
Avoid putting your Bonsai near a draft or vent, which dries out the foliage. A humidity tray is a great way to increase humidity. These shallow trays filled with small stones have water in the bottom of the tray. Make sure the water does not reach the bottom of the Bonsai pot. As the water evaporates, it creates a moister environment.