This indoor/outdoor Bonsai tree starter kit is the perfect gift choice for Holidays, birthdays, or Housewarmings. Nature’s Blossom Bonsai Tree Kit contains 4 tree seed packets: Jacaranda Mimosifolia, Pinus Aristata, Ficus Pinus Thunbergii, Picea Mariana. You also receive 4 peat soil discs, biodegradable growing pots, plant markers, and an instruction manual. PS: These are dwarf trees and it takes about five years before they are ready to bonsai. Before you purchase this product, if you’re a gardening enthusiast, read up some of these fun facts and tips – how to care for a bonsai tree, how to grow a bonsai tree, how to start a bonsai tree from seed, and also how long does it take a bonsai tree to grow. Gift it to someone who enjoys gardening as their hobby!
How long does it take a bonsai tree to grow?
Incase you plan to grow a bonsai tree (indoors/outdoors) from its seed, an average bonsai tree can about 4-5 years for it to start looking like a real tree that can be styled and wired. For it to fully grow, on an average it takes over 10 years depending on different conditions and variables.
How to start a bonsai tree from seed?
How to grow a Bonsai tree?
Here’s a breakdown of the techniques that will help with how to care for a bonsai tree and make sure it lives forever.
- Watering: Never over-water or underwater your Bonsai as it will lead to the death of your tree. Your tree’s watering needs depends on the climate, species, pot, and overall health, but in general, don’t let your bonsai tree’s soil dry out fully between waterings. These plants have small root systems, so letting the soil get very dry can cause roots and also the tree to die. As such, it is ideal to water the tree while the soil is still slightly damp.
- Pruning: With outdoor bonsai, it is advised to do maintenance pruning during growth season alone—a.k.a. spring and summer. While for an indoor variety, there is no hard-and-fast rule on when to prune. When pruning, remove the broken & crossed branches and also cut back twigs having more than three or four nodes (where the leaves grow).
- Fertilizing: For smaller trees that aren’t the desired size yet, put them on a regular feeding schedule. This involves applying a tablespoon of organic or mineral fertilizer (or a combination of the two) or a dose of liquid fertilizer every two weeks. Organic Fertilizers tend to smell – just a word of caution incase you plan on using them for your indoor plants. Fully-grown bonsai trees require use of fertilizer also, but not much frequently.
- Wiring: Essentially, wrap their branches in wire, then bend to reposition them, this encourages the Bonsai to grow in certain directions. Anodized aluminum wires are recommended to be used by beginners because they are easy to work with. Wrap the branches in water-soaked raffia fiber before the process of wiring which will protect from damaging them.
- Repotting: A growing bonsai tree must be repotted roughly every couple of years, while a mature one may be able to go 3+ years without repotting. Check to see if the bonsai’s roots are circling around the pot- if so it needs a trim. The best time to repot your bonsai tree would be in the spring before it starts growing.