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Indoor Bonsai

Indoor bonsai add an artistic décor to the interior, so some tend to think that
bonsai are grown indoors, however far to the contrary except tropical and
sub-tropical plants the others especially temperate climate woody plants
need cold climate to survive and be healthy.

Tropical plants, being ideal to grow and train form an ideal choice of indoor
bonsai for a bonsai beginner, but it is advisable to temperate bonsai outdoors
in the warm seasons and shift them indoors for winter protection. Lack
of intense light and a cool dormant period is not advisable for temperate
climate indoor bonsai plants. An indoor bonsai should be placed near south
facing or the sunniest window to provide sufficient sunlight to woody plants.
In addition, an overhead fluorescent lamp can be used for 12 hours a day to
augment sunlight. It is advisable that temperate climate bonsai need cooler
temperatures below 30 degrees F during the rest period when they lose their
leaves but not foliage, the absence of which can prove stressful and fatal to
the plant.

It is not very practicable watering an indoor bonsai as watering by
immersion may not always be advisable except in extreme cases when the
soil is dry requiring immediate resuscitation or a fertilizer solution is to be
applied. Immersion leads to accumulation of salts at the root, so it is advised
that overhead watering be done to flush off waste gases and salts. Indoor
watering is not only difficult, but requires careful watching because the
interval will vary with the light level, temperature, degree of colonization of
the roots in the pot, amount of foliage, and the humidity. Humidity is very
important for temperate climate indoor bonsai plants and misting could help,
however it could also lead to build-up of salts on leaves when the water
dries. Misting the entire plant is not practicable and it is advised that the
bonsai pot is placed in a flat tray containing small stones and water, a flatter
tray helps keep away algae and other critters.

A healthy indoor bonsai can promote insect and disease control, however
it is best to watch out for spider mites, aphids, woolly aphids, mealy bugs,
scale, and other potential pests on the underside of leaves and spray with an
appropriate insecticide soap. Chemical insecticides can be used in extreme
cases as also systemic insecticides that prevent infestations of some species
of insects. In addition air circulation is very important for indoor bonsai
that can be easily accomplished in summer by windows, however a small
fan may have to be used in winter to provide a gentle air waft to the bonsai.

You must have now understood everything about how advisable and
practical it is to grow indoor bonsai and maintain it.

Indoor Bonsai Products On Sale

Zen Reflections Juniper Bonsai

Zen Reflections Juniper Bonsai
Description : The term 'bonsai' literally translated from Japanese means tray planting or tree in pot. The term refers specifically to the training and artistic vision applied to the tree; ultimately this will give the illusion of an aged miniature tree in nature. It is more than just a little tree, it is an attempt to represent nature itself in a small pot. Translated as potted tree, bonsai trees are the attempt to represent larger natural tree forms in a diminutive scale.
Price : $26 USD

Brussel's CT0116FT Fukien Tea Bonsai

Brussel's CT0116FT Fukien Tea Bonsai
Description : Planted in a blue-glazed rectangular pot, this 6-year-old Fukien Tea indoor bonsai tree adds grace and elegance to any home decor. The tree features good trunk movement and produces small white blooms that become red berries. The tree is grown in a Chinese nursery under carefully controlled conditions, and only well-established healthy trees are shipped. Like other living plants, the bonsai tree requires adequate light, soil, temperature, water, and humidity.
Price : $34 USD

Brussel's CT9005CE Chinese Elm Bonsai

Brussel's CT9005CE Chinese Elm Bonsai
Description : Chinese elms are durable, deciduous trees with small leaves, a large trunk base, balanced root spread, and an evenly tapered trunk. In autumn their leaves turn vibrant shades of red. This Chinese elm is five years old, 6 to 8 inches tall, and comes in a 5-inch pot. Every tree order includes specific growing instructions.
Price : $25 USD

Brussel's Jade Bonsai

Brussel's Jade Bonsai
Description : The Dwarf Jade is one of the easiest indoor bonsai to grow and is recommended for beginners. Small, rounded, fleshy leaves contrast nicely with straight, substantial trunks. Dwarf Jade trees adapt well to a variety of light conditions and can manage without water for long periods. These trees grow quickly so no long waits are required to observe the results of styling efforts.

Price : $25 USD

Bonsai Juniper Tree

Bonsai Juniper Tree
Description : Juniper Procumbens "nana". This dwarf Juniper bonsai tree from Japan is the most popular evergreen in the U.S. When we think of a traditional bonsai tree and what it should look like, we think of a "Juniper Procumbens Nana." It is very hardy, long-lived, and tolerates many adverse conditions. This is an excellent tree for the beginner.
Price : $12 USD

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