How to water a dawn Redwood Bonsai?

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Published on 17/10/2023. Modified on 17/10/2023.

Description

There is no definitive guide to watering and it should be conducted on an observational schedule, not a routine. This means that it is important to keep an eye on the moisture levels of the soil to avoid over and under watering, both which can lead to dropping leaves and/or root death. The amount of water a bonsai requires depends on pot size, climate, airflow, soil and tree type so it is best to use your eyes and fingers to assess whether the soil is damp, wet or dry.

If the top inch or so of soil has dried, it is ready to be watered. When you water, try to get an even coverage over the roots and soil, allowing water to flow out from the bottom of the pot to ensure a good soaking.

If you are a first-time bonsai owner, another way to water is by submerging the entire pot in water until the bubbles stop. If you choose this method, be aware that your bonsai may not need watering for another two to four days, but this will depend on the factors mentioned above such as soil type, pot size and climate.

During the spring and summer growing months, redwood bonsais require a large amount of water which could mean watering twice a day. There is not much danger of overwatering during these months as long as a well-draining compost has been used. However, take care to use the bare minimum of water during the winter months when the tree has dropped its leaves. Aim to keep the roots damp but not wet.

The dawn redwood also benefits from higher humidity levels. This can be achieved by using a mister to spray the leaves, as well as placing a gravel tray under the pot to create a more humid microclimate around the tree and reduce evaporation from the leaves.

For more information, visit our website for our full blog on a Dawn Redwood Bonsai:

https://miyagibonsai.co.uk/dawn-redwood-bonsai-care-guide/

See our range of Dawn Redwood's:

https://miyagibonsai.co.uk/outdoor-bonsai-trees/dawn-redwood-bonsai-tree/

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Unit 9, Rainbow Works, 21 Markfield Road
N15 4RG
London City
London
England
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