All about the Pomegranate Bonsai
The pomegranate bonsai is one of the easiest bonsai trees to find. It is very popular among the individuals that enjoy caring for the bonsai and shaping them into their desired masterpieces. They are often very bright with red or pink flowers and they can withstand drought conditions. This makes them even more popular because the maintenance and care is minimal at times because you will not need to water them all of the time. If you are interested in getting one of these, you should continue reading so that you will know more about them.
First of all, as previously mentioned, the pomegranate bonsai does well in drought like conditions. It can begin to rot if it is given too much water. You are going to need to make sure that you are not over watering it. You could simply mist the plant with a spray bottle one time a week and it will do very well. You should also realize that it will tolerate frost conditions very well. Therefore, if you live in an area that does not drop below 14 degrees it will survive just fine outside if you have it outdoors. These are all wonderful characteristics of the pomegranate bonsai that make it so popular.
This plant is going to need a lot of sunlight. That is what helps them thrive and grow so well. If you are going to plant it outside you will want to select a location that is going to get full sun. Be sure that it is a location that is also going to get full sun in the winter time as well. If you are going to be keeping the plant inside, you are going to want to place it in a location that is going to get a lot of sun as well.
You are going to want to keep your plant fertilized as well. It is important to use a liquid fertilizer that is meant for the pomegranate bonsai tree. This is going to be the best for it. You will need to keep it fertilized from spring to autumn and do it every two weeks. If you have repotted the plant, do not give it any fertilizer for three months. You will also want to be sure to give it an organic fertilizer mid-spring to help it grow to its fullest potential.
You will most likely want to wire the pomegranate bonsai in order to help get the desired shape you are looking for. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when you are doing this. First, you will want to place the wire in the direction that the branch is already growing. This is going to help keep the wire tight. You will also want to be sure that you are not putting the wire on the branches to tightly. If you do, you may cause the branches to scare and damage the tree. This is not something that you want to do.
You are going to need to repot the pomegranate bonsai every three to four years. When you do this you are going to wait until mid-winter. This is the best time to complete this task and remember you are not going to give it any fertilizer when you repot it. Remove any dead leaves and be sure that you are not taking any more than one third of the root ball. You can damage your tree if you take too much.
The pomegranate bonsai can be a very interesting tree to take care of. It is relatively easy to care for once you have the wiring down and you understand the amount of water that is needed to help it thrive. Be sure that you have plenty of the correct fertilizer on hand to help it grow.