Fruit bonsai are very desired plants today, since they do not occupy a large space thanks to their small size, which allows them to be an ideal ornament in our gardens.
They can also be located inside the home. Well, indoor fruit trees look perfect at the entrance, or in some corner of the living room or dining room, which makes this tree an ideal plant to grow.
Decorating is not its only attraction, since fruit bonsai is edible. In addition to that, they provide delicious fruits, among which are the apricot bonsai, the pomegranate, the orange tree or the apple tree.
For these reasons, it is highly recommended to buy fruit bonsai. However, you need to know how to sow them and maintain good care, so that they last as long as possible decorating your home.
Planting of fruit bonsai
Fruit bonsai are trees that can be grown very easily in deep pots, so these are easily moved. In addition to that, you do not require advanced knowledge in gardening, so it will not be complicated.
Before you start planting, you need to know that the best time to do it is in autumn, and you should place the tree in a place with enough light. In the same way, you must locate the pot where there is enough drainage.
Now, to sow the edible fruit bonsai, you must first place in your pot a layer of stones, which will help with drainage. Then, use a soil full of nutrients and fertilizers to fill it in half, and then proceed to place the tree in the center.
Make sure that the roots are well extended, and once that is done, finish placing the rest of the soil in the pot to cover the roots of the tree, water it to moisten its roots and place it in a place without much shade or wind.
Following these instructions your fruit bonsai will be ready in a short time, and keeping it in good condition prevents it from dying, so it is necessary that you know the care of it.
Maintenance of fruit bonsai
Keeping fruit bonsai in good condition is a simple task, but very necessary so that it can continue alive and bearing fruit. Therefore, you should know very well how to perform this task in the best way.
The first thing to take into account is that dwarf fruit trees require regular watering that keeps the roots moist, but taking care that a puddle is not generated that can damage it.
Good protection against pests is also very important, with products suitable for this, which avoid damage to our fruit bonsai, in addition to pruning every so often to give it an adequate shape and help in its development.
The care of fruit bonsai includes transplanting it every two years, so that it absorbs nutrients from a different soil, and you must add half of fertile garden soil and the other half of organic substrate, so that this mixture gives it the best nutrients.
With all these tips you can sow and take care of your fruit bonsai in the best way, to enjoy its fruits and the beauty they bring to the home.
Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.