Before starting a Bonsai tree you must know the basics. Bonsai trees need the same amount of needs as any other plant. Water, light, and suitable light are necessity for successful growth.

You must apply water to your plant once the soil seems to be getting dry, you don’t ever want the soil to get completely dry. The best times to check if you need to water is in the morning and at night. When it comes to sunlight the more they receive they better off they will grow.

When it comes to growing your Bonsai indoors you need to keep a close eye on it and give it a little special attention. They are very sensitive indoors. Keep the plant on the brighter side of the house. Check up on what type of care your plants need, some might require some shade. Outdoor Bonsai plants are easier to care for but still need the proper amount of care to stay and grow healthy.

Once you get your Bonsai plant you don’t want to put it in just any pot. you must fit the pot to the tree, not fit the tree to the pot. Don’t try to pick the biggest pot, Bonsai requires the smallest pot but also need to be large enough to confine and control growth. Re-potting is important! it guarantees the plant will flourish and grow.

Bonsai’s are prone to pest and diseases, especially if the root system is weak. The harmful microbes enter thru the damaged area. Brown leaves could mean that your tree is having a hard time, Immediate attention is needed and recovery is not guaranteed. Yellowing in the leaves is normal, especially with certain species but to much yellowing could be a problem.

Bonsai lifespan is the same as their parents, some can wither away within 100 years while other in the wild can live up to 5000 years. If your do not care for your Bonsai it will wilt away and eventually die.