The art of bonsai can be intimidating for beginner bonsai enthusiasts, and it's a common misconception that bonsai plants are hard to grow. You'll be surprised that the proper care of a bonsai tree is easy to follow!
Bonsai plants receive lower light intensity indoors. The best location to grow bonsai species is near a bright window, away from direct sunlight. Give them enough light by using a grow light, especially in winter months.
These tropical trees do not like cold temperatures. You can keep them warm all year long as indoor bonsai trees. The most popular species of tree are Chinese elm and Ficus bonsai.
It's a good idea to water the bonsai plants only when the soil surface feels dry. These miniature trees do not like excess water, so ensure good drainage. It's a good idea to keep a moisture meter.
A tropical bonsai tree also has a high humidity level. Keep bonsai plants fresh by placing them on a humidity tray filled with water or misting them with a spray bottle.
The type of soil a bonsai needs is good drainage and aeration of the root system to prevent root rot. Add large particles like volcanic rocks or small pebbles to the bonsai soil to achieve that.