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How do I Bottom Water my bonsai?
Last Updated: 03/11/2011
Fill up your sink or a container that will fit your bonsai pot with water. Submerge your entire bonsai tree pot into the water with at least a water level of 1-2 inches. Leave it to soak for 15-20 minutes and then remove to drain for about 5 minutes before placing it back to your desired location. This method can significantly accelerate new growths provided with adequate lighting and temperature setting.

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