Originating from China, the Fukien Tree Bonsai features unique trunk movement and irregular bark. With minimal care, it achieves an aged look in just a few years. Thriving indoors near a window, it surprises with white blooms in spring. This compact bonsai requires minimal attention and occasional watering, perfect for small spaces.
Bonsai take weeks to acclimate and may shed 20% of the foliage. Place your Bonsai in sunny areas near southeast or west-facing windows. They flourish outdoors on the patio/deck with morning sun and afternoon shade. Bring your Bonsai back indoors when night temps fall below 55 degrees.
Watering properly. Watering correctly is critical! Indoor Bonsai should generally be watered every 2-3 days; refer to tag. Use ice cubes or a watering can with a fine-spray nozzle to water; humidity trays can help capture excess water.
Repotting. Repot with good bonsai soil every 4-5 years during late spring/early summer. Bonsai requires periodic trimming to maintain a miniature shape.
Fertilizing. Fertilize with water-soluble or time-released fertilizers, slow-releasing organic for mature bonsai. Inspect regularly for insects and diseases, and treat with products from the garden center.