How to Take Care of Your Juniper Bonsai


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Rapidly growing and responsive to training, you can quickly see the fruits of your labor when taking care of a Juniper Bonsai...

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How to Take Care of Your Juniper Bonsai

  1. 1. How to Take Care of Your Juniper Bonsai
  2. 2. <ul><li>This non-flowering and evergreen conifer have long, sprawling branches that can easily be styled to almost anything except the broom. </li></ul><ul><li>Considered as one of the most popular forms of bonsai, the Juniper has numerous varieties which include the Japanese Garden Junipers, Shimpaku, Chinese Junipers, Green Mound , just to name a few. </li></ul>Rapidly growing and responsive to training, you can quickly see the fruits of your labor when taking care of a Juniper Bonsai .
  3. 3. <ul><li>Easy to manage, the Juniper can both grow indoors and outdoors, but it must be kept outside during winter for it to experience the dormant stage. </li></ul><ul><li>By following this guide of proper care for Junipers, your tree will flourish and will not experience any difficulty while growing. </li></ul>Juniper Bonsai Trees
  4. 4. Water your Juniper like most bonsai <ul><li>Before watering your plant, check the soil by sticking your finger about half an each in the soil or if it is on a rock, lift it and feel the soil under it. </li></ul><ul><li>If the soil is still moist, limit the amount of water that you’ll pour on your bonsai to prevent root rotting. It is a general rule to never let you bonsai go dry for a long time. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Although there are bonsai that prefer short dry periods, keeping your bonsai dry for extended periods will surely kill your plant. </li></ul><ul><li>When watering your bonsai, allow the soil to absorb the water first before pouring another one. Eventually, you will soon be able to determine a schedule depending on the climate of your area . </li></ul><ul><li>Click Here to Learn More about the Magnificent Juniper Bonsai on the Left! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sunlight & Fertilizer <ul><li>Your Juniper will need filtered sunlight . Avoid exposing your bonsai to direct sun. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also important to use fertilizer on your Juniper. </li></ul><ul><li>Use organic liquid fertilizer and feed your plant once every two weeks during spring and fall. </li></ul><ul><li>A chemical fertilizer can also be used but it should be diluted. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the instructions given by the manufacturer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Repotting <ul><li>Your Juniper should be repotted every two years when it is still young or about 5-6 years old then every 3-5 years thereafter. </li></ul><ul><li>Although it can be repotted in any time of the year, the best time is during spring or fall. </li></ul><ul><li>After repotting place it in a cool and shady area and give liberal amounts of water until new roots appear. </li></ul>Juniper Bonsai Tree - Phoenix Graft
  8. 8. Winter Care <ul><li>Provide it also with proper winter care by keeping it under cool temperatures usually under 600F to allow it to rest. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid exposing it to dry winds and extreme cold temperatures by using window wells, mulch beds or enclosed unheated rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Following these instructions properly will help maintain your Juniper bonsai healthy and always beautiful. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here to read more about bonsai care and have fun with your plant! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Juniper Bonsai Tree (juniper procumbens nana) <ul><li>This dwarf Juniper from Japan is the most popular evergreen in the U.S. When we think of a traditional bonsai and what it should look like we think of a &quot;Juniper Procumbens Nana&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>They are very hardy, long-lived and tolerate many adverse conditions. Grown in the traditional tiered layered style with a curved trunk. This is an excellent tree for the beginner. </li></ul><ul><li>Click Here to Get It from </li></ul><ul><li>Bonsai Boy of New York ! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bonsai Boy of New York