Gardenia Bonsai Tree
How To Care For A Gardenia Bonsai Tree
It is no wonder why so many people love the gardenia bonsai tree. They have a beautiful appearance as well as fragrant flowers; it makes a wonderful lively display that is bound to lighten up any room or space that it’s decorating. All bonsai species need extra care and attention, and the gardenia bonsai is no exception. So here are a few ‘must do’s in order to keep this beautiful plant at its best all year round
Lighting and Temperature
It can be placed directly in the sunlight, but not for an extensive amount of time a day; for example couple of hours in the morning should be more then enough for it or if kept indoors a sunny window will do the trick.
Because it loves the sun it also loves the water, one needs to check it daily for watering but at the same time do not flood the roots, just enough to have the soil moist.
A couple times a year, usually spring and fall, the soil needs replenishing in order for your gardenia bonsai to receive the required minerals and food supply. However, take great care not to use fertilizers that facilitate excessive growth — remember you have a bonsai (miniature of the real size plant) and you want to keep it that way.
Pruning and Sculpting
Pruning the gardenia bonsai is done after the flowers bloom. Don’t be shy when pruning — you are the one who will be shaping the gardenia bonsai so let the creativity flow! Look through Google’s cache of bonsai images for inspiration.
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