How to water Ficus Bonsai?

London City London Other Home & Garden

Listing Number: 82573
Price: Free

Published 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.

For more information, visit our website for our full blog on a Ficus bonsai:

https://miyagibonsai.co.uk/ficus-bonsai-care-guide/

See our range of Ficus':

https://miyagibonsai.co.uk/indoor-bonsai-trees/ficus-bonsai-tree/

Location

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