There are many different types of indoor bonsai trees and plants you can buy. Some are favored more than others because they are easier to grow in low light. Highly rated are the indoor flowering bonsai, most trees and plants are easy to grow inside your home or office.
All indoor bonsai can be grown outdoors if you live in a warm climate and you bring them inside during the cool fall and winter months. Except possibly fukien tea trees which have requirements that need lots of warmth and humidity. Like other bonsai grown indoors, these can be left outside on a patio if the temperature remains constant above 50 degrees year round. As with all indoor varieties light and humidity are to two most important growth factors.
Now you can buy an indoor bonsai of the flowering variety that is very easy to care for
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|Indoor Bonsai Trees (Olive tree is shown here)
When you look at the selection of indoor trees, you will see there seems to be a lot of ficus bonsai all of which can be easily grown indoors. The easiest trees to grow are hawaiian bonsai trees which are also recommended as specimen bonsai trees.
Give all inside bonsai trees filtered light, constant temperature, humidity and water when needed and they will thrive in your home. Watering requirements are pretty simple mainly you want your soil to drain well and still not totally dry out.
When displaying indoor trees in your home, a more pleasing look is to have your bonsai trees at an angle leaning away from the people looking at it. This is a little harder to do if your tree is in the middle of a table, as a table centerpiece. Also when choosing any indoor Japanese bonsai (meaning “tree in a pot”), the basics are size, color, shape and style of pottery. Which all should reflect your homes decor.
Good indoor bonsai trees have become very popular in the last couple of years in decorating a room, with flowering trees being favored. Most can tolerate many indoor conditions, tropical or semi-tropical species just need a little more warmth. Even a juniper bonsai can be grown indoors.
As far as indoor bonsai tree care requirements go they are pretty easy to look after. Just remember only water when soil is dry. Don’t let them sit by your air conditioning outlet they like to have a constant warm temperature 50 degrees and above, which is pretty normal room temp. Mist your tree every once in awhile it will thank you by producing beautiful flowers. If you are growing evergreens like a juniper inside then they may want to have a dormant period in the winter. Read your instructions that comes with the tree.
Caring For Indoor Bonsai Trees
Light, humidity/water, soil and fertilizer are your most important concerns for growing a healthy plant or tree. Review this article on bonsai tree care for more information. As time goes by and your garden grows you will need a few bonsai tools, these bonsai tool kits have all you need.
Indoor bonsai trees are no different from any other type of house plant they need light but not necessarily direct sunlight. Unlike a houseplant, bonsai trees use a “free draining” type of soil because their roots cannot tolerate “wet feet”.
In addition, they are grown in significantly less soil and, therefore require more watering. Factors such as tree location, temperature, lighting conditions, quantity of soil used, and the changing seasons will determine the frequency of watering. Instead of taking the tree to the sink to water it, you can simply water it in place, if you have a humidity drip tray underneath. When watering in this way, pour water on top of the decorative pebbles slowly. Do this until it penetrates the soil and the excess water comes out of the holes in the bottom of the pot. This method of watering is particularly convenient for larger trees.