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Can I repot my bonsai into a larger pot?
Yes, it is up to personal preference on allowing how big you want the tree to grow or the proportion of the size of the plant to the pot. It is best to do so during spring and autumn.
I have repotted my money tree and notice barely any roots. Is this common?
Yes, this is common. The pachira aquatica in particular does not have a lot of roots.
Base Layer: 3 Elements to Consider
Adding a base layer to your pot while repotting works wonders for your bonsai tree. Not only does it prevent compaction, but it also prevents root rot by ensuring quality drainage. So now that w
Watering : Checking for Signs of Stress
In Japan, only the most senior level apprentice or student is permitted to water the trees. The reason for this is because watering the trees requires experience and knowledge of each species of
Do I need to transplant the bamboos into a larger container?
The stalks of our lucky bamboo, Dracaena Sanderia, will not grow in height nor in diameter. The leaves however will continue to grow over time and can be trimmed. The roots will also grow as wel
Akadama - The different grades of akadama
Contrary to popular belief, akadama is not all created equal. In Japan, Akadama is so readily available that it is used for nearly everything including basic house plants. That is why there are
Juniper Bonsai Tree Care Information
The Juniper does best in filtered or shaded sunlight. Junipers can survive in cold weather and are extremely hardy but provide protection from freezing conditions in winter. To avoid browni
What should I do when my bonsai tree's leaves turn yellow?
When the leaves turn yellow, it is usually a sign of lack of water absorption to the roots. The first thing to do is to increase the amount of water to at least a mug size amount everyday and it is be
Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree Care Information
The Chinese Elm enjoys partial filtered natural sunlight. Prolonged direct exposure to intense sun may burn the plant and yellow the leaves. The Chinese Elm constantly rotates leaves and sprouts
Ginseng Ficus Bonsai Tree Care Information
Ficus will grow decently in low light, but thrive in high light conditions. Prune back to 2-4 leaves after 6-10 leaves have grown. We recommend using a dull pruning tool on Ficus, as a clean cut
Golden Gate Ficus Bonsai Tree Care Information
Ficus will grow decently in low light, but thrive in high light conditions. Prune back to 2-4 leaves after 6-10 leaves have grown. We recommend using a dull pruning tool on Ficus, as a clean cut
Golden Coin Ficus Bonsai Tree Care Information
Ficus will grow decently in low light, but thrive in high light conditions. Prune back to 2-4 leaves after 6-10 leaves have grown. We recommend using a dull pruning tool on Ficus, as a clean cut
Boxwood Bonsai Tree Care Information
Boxwoods will grow decently in low light, but thrive in filtered light conditions. Strong direct sunlight may cause the leaves to burn. Prune back to shape to your preference. We recommend us
Sago Palm Bonsai Tree Care Information
Palm does best in filtered or shaded sunlight but can also tolerate direct sun. The palm can survive in cold weather as well as hot weather. It is extremely hardy. Pruning is not necessary
Flowering Tea Tree Care Information
Fujian Tea thrives in sunny, warm temperate locations. Better lighting conditions will result in more frequent flowering. Avoid intense afternoon sun shining through windows in the summer. Fujia
How do I get rid of ants from my bonsai?
For minor cases, you can submerge the entire plant in a large bucket of water for about 20 minutes. Remember to fill the bucket first with water and then slowly set down the pot to the bottom. Afterwa
What are the white little spiders leaving webs on my plant?
These bugs are called "spider mites" and they are commonly found on indoor and outdoor plants. Introducing a new plant to a household will sometimes attract these bugs. To rid of these bugs, use a mil
What are Bonsai Tools?
What are Bonsai Tools? Bonsai tools are specialized tools to care for and cultivate the Bonsai trees. These Bonsai tools are used to trim, shape, and care for the Bonsai Trees. The Bonsai tools a
Working with you Tree's Roots: The Right Tools for the Job
Working with your tree’s roots is sometimes a neglected task. Most enthusiasts will concentrate on the foliage and trunk. However, well maintained roots always lead to healthy foliage. Below are
Trimming Roots: Will it kill my tree?
Trimming roots is a maintenance necessity that can sometimes cause anxiety. However, trimming the roots of your tree when repotting will help your tree grow healthier and stronger. So what