Gardening Guide to Growing Bonsai Fruit Trees
It’s an exciting trend: aestheticism in a Bonsai fruit tree. After the Bonsai fruit trees that had all the artworks and the auctions, the Bonsai fruit trees are nonetheless in the same category and are being carved into many shapes and sizes. These Bonsai fruit trees are the ones that produce fascinating edible fruits, especially those belonging to the citrus category. The Bonsai fruits that you are inquisitive about are some of the common fruits that we love and eat regularly.
These Bonsai fruits include cherries, lime, lemons, apples, tangerine, and even figs. The Bonsai fruit tree’s growth certainly depends on certain factors like the topography of the soil in which the tree is being grown. In case you love a fruit type and want that fruit to grow on your bonsai, you need to plant the seed in the matching topography and soil type for the best results. In case you love apples and cherries and yours in a cold state, you have the luck there. Since these fruits grow up in cold areas and require a cool temperature for a prolonged growth period, people in the hills and other cool areas can definitely capitalize on this fact. You can not expect citrus fruits to grow there in the cold region.
You may have been amazed with the amount of learning that you have gone through, in the first few minutes of your read. However, you can consult a professional Bonsai farmer and He will guide you regarding the pros and cons, permutations and combinations and hits and trials. All this will definitely make you an enlightened person, in case you haven’t learned the art of growing a Bonsai fruit tree before. For first-timers, it is good if you can get a Bonsai fruit tree at its bud stage from a Bonsai expert or a Bonsai nursery.
The Bonsai nursery or the expert would have already put the Bonsai fruit tree in the best of the conditions and would have already fit it in the right container. Beware of any underdeveloped tree while buying. You must do your research regarding symmetry, size, healthy Bonsai’s, and more beforehand. Many people keep away from containers with root hairs forming circles for the lack of aestheticism.
In case you wish to transfer the Bonsai fruit tree to another container, you can. But, usually, a small investment on a Bonsai tree can get you the right container, symmetry, size, shape, etc and can turn out to be a long term boon. You may also get a matching container for a matching fruit, say fluorescent for a lemon. The container needs to have the right color and the right shielding against bacteria.
A Bonsai fruit tree needs enough soil, water, space, and fertilizers. There are specialized containers for the specific fruit you are looking for. On average, the tree can go up to 10 feet, a decent height. Keeping in mind these factors you can get the best containers and create the best conditions for the tree to grow. For this purpose, the expert can guide you regarding the size of the pot. Once all this is done, you can reap the fruits of your hard work.
Bonsai Fruit Tree Care
Bonsai trees are often planted indoors by owners and farmers. Indoor bonsai trees are just like their counterpart outdoor bonsai fruit trees but need some special care and maintenance in order to grow tall and beautiful like their counterparts. Indoor bonsai varieties can include the gold Hawaiian bonsai fruit tree, the Hawaiian bonsai tree, ficus bonsai, and various other bonsai varieties. These bonsai varieties assume the form of indoor bonsai trees as they have certain special characteristic features that also differentiate them from other outdoor bonsai varieties. These indoor bonsai fruit trees need certain special care that can be summed as follows-
SUMMER AND WINTER PLACING
Indoor bonsai fruit trees need sunlight in order to grow healthy like the other trees. This sunlight is restricted when the bonsai tree is put indoors. This is why the owner or the farmer needs to place the bonsai fruit tree outdoors for a few hours (5hours approx) so that the bonsai is exposed to enough sunlight. The morning sun and the shade of the afternoon can be the best environmental properties that an indoor bonsai tree can get. You must also be circumspect when putting these in the sunlight especially when the rays of the sun are harsh during the summer months. The winter placement can be near the windows facing the south. East and west can also be a good option for the facing. Sunlight must be provided for 5 hours minimum to these indoor bonsai in winter.
Watering must be done at regular intervals. You must not wait for the soil to dry up before the next watering. When the soil begins to dry you must give the dose of water. A hosepipe can be apt for this purpose. This type of hose doesn’t erode the soil. This schedule must be differentiated for different varieties, sizes, pots, and bonsai fruit trees. Till the water begins to leak out of the drainage hole, you can keep watering the plant.
Liquid fertilizer can be used for the purpose in order to prevent the soil from drying out as well. This type of fertilizer offers replenishment of nutrients and also performs the watering function. They must be used judiciously and at a monthly interval.
Trimming can keep the tree like a miniature fruit trees marvel. The new growth must be maintained to the extent possible. Unwanted branches and roots need to be pruned occasionally. A thorough evaluation of the tree needs to be done before trimming and pinching can be done.
Roots generally get tangled and fill the soil in the pot. The soil also gets old. In order to provide fresh soil and growth conditions, a new pot needs to be used. This may be done every 2 years. New soil needs to be placed after one-fourth of the roots are pruned. The drainage hole needs to be made afresh and the height of the tree needs to be adjusted with the previous height of the tree. The hole also needs to be free from unwanted insects and diseases.