autumn winter

Buying Indoor Bonsai In Autunm and Winter

Buying Indoor Bonsai In Autumn and Winter – Many people aren’t aware that your bonsai tree, like some other trees in nature, can lose leaves depending on the time of year and the situation it has been kept in. In particular I am referring to Chinese Elms during this article.

We keep all out bonsai in greenhouses at this time of year to ensure that they are healthy and in peak condition when they arrive. As light levels fall at this time of year, our bonsai lose a few of their leaves which turn yellow first before falling. This is perfectly normal and shouldn’t be any cause for alarm. Customers sometimes contact us with concerns that either the tree we have sold them isn’t healthy or that they are doing something wrong.  We are of course always happy to provide any assistance required by our customers but wish to give you this information in advance to provide reassurance that nothing untoward is happening to your new bonsai.

Please make sure you’ve read the care guide which was included with the bonsai. The most important factor in successfully keeping your bonsai indoors is the location in which it is kept. Also important is regular watering which keeps the tree evenly moist at all times. A drip tray or even a plate / saucer will help with this.

Please don’t be tempted to feed the tree for the first few weeks until it has settled. Equally don’t repot the tree for at least the first couple of months. Both of these tasks, which normally would keep a bonsai happy and healthy, will further stress the tree when the change of environment has already impacted on it.

Please don’t be tempted to feed the tree for the first few weeks until it has settled. Equally don’t repot the tree for at least the first couple of months. Both of these tasks, which normally would keep a bonsai happy and healthy, will further stress the tree when the change of environment has already impacted on it.