There are many factors affecting the growth of an indoor bonsai plant, it usually depends on its kind. Some grow fast, while others have an average or slow growth.You cannot control their natural growth since each plant has their own genetic predisposition.
The good news is there are vital controllable factors that affect all bonsai plant’s growth and you can use them to gain maximum growth results.
Here is a list of things you can do and control and maximize your bonsai plant’s growth.
Containers play a vital role in the growth of your bonsai, they serve as the “living space” for your bonsai and the use of the proper pot will ensure your bonsai’s growth. There are two categories for pots: training pots and display pots.
Training pots are used until the plant has become stable and healthy enough to transfer to a display pot which requires a more stable and grown indoor bonsai plant.
There are many training pots available in the market, from plastic, wood and other material. The first thing you should remember when choosing a pot is practicality.
It must be able to hold the soil safely and have enough space to accommodate the plant’s growth and stability. It is important to note that different plants have different sizes and growth patterns.
You should always remember to inquire about the best pot for your plant when buying. A mandatory feature of all pots you buy is a drainage hole at the bottom to prevent waterlogged roots that will kill your plant.
After the indoor bonsai plant grows in the training pot to a stable and healthy size that is the time you can transfer it to a display pot, always remember to follow the tips above when you buy a display pot for your indoor bonsai plant.
The process of photosynthesis requires water, sunlight and air and to produce food for the plant. Outdoor Bonsai Plants also get nutrients from their soil regularly while indoor bonsai plants have limited supply in their soil.
The controlled environment of the indoor bonsai plant is extremely different from the outdoor plants. There are three things that should be done to ensure the growth of your bonsai. These are lighting, watering and supplementing.
The best light for your bonsai plant is sunlight and a correct amount of light for your bonsai is crucial to its growth. The problem is there are no simple solutions to the amount of light bonsai trees require. A typical amount of good lighting would be indirect sufficient lighting, a place where the light varies throughout the day. (Like a window) However, different plants have different lighting requirements and it is best to speak to a bonsai supplier or enthusiast for further advice.
You should water your plant regularly and check its dryness. A regularly watered bonsai plant grows faster. It is also important to note that watering should be done before putting supplements like fertilizer.
indoor bonsai plants are placed in a man-made container which lacks the natural nutrients and minerals that soil has that increase the growth of the plant and maintains its health. We can supplement this by using fertilizer once a week during summer and once a month during winter to augment the natural nutrients. Just remember that fertilizer is not medicine and will only make a sick plant worse and might even kill it.
Now that you know the factors that affect the growth of indoor bonsai plants and the tips on how to maximize its growth you should implement these tips and watch your indoor bonsai plant‘s growth increase in no time!