How often and how much should I water my bonsai plant?

 

Please keep your bonsai plant moist at all times, and water it every few days when possible.

 

  • Soak your bonsai plant in its container in water for a few minutes, take it out, then allow excess water to drain through the holes in the bottom of the pot.

 

  • Otherwise, you can water the top, around the base of the trunk of the plant and let excess water drain.

 

 

How often and how much should I water my lucky bamboo plant?

 

Please keep at least a few inches of water from the base of the stalks. Your lucky bamboo plants may need watering once a week or every few weeks, depending on the size of the plant.

 

You can pour water directly into the plant container.

 

 

Where can I keep my bonsai trees?

 

Most bonsai plants, especially junipers, are best suited for outdoors. They can be kept outdoors almost indefinitely.

 

If you would like to have them indoors, they can be kept indoors for 2-3 days, then taken out for the rest of the week. The bonsai plant can be rotated inside and outside in this manner.

 

Please do not keep your bonsai plant indoors for more than 1-2 weeks. The leaves and branches can turn yellow and decay. The bonsai plant will eventually die.

 

 

Where can I keep my lucky bamboo plant?

 

Lucky bamboo plants must be kept indoors. They can not be kept outdoors. They must be placed in a location with bright indirect sunlight. Do not place them in direct sunlight, as the leaves and stalk can turn yellow and decay.

 

They live well in average indoor temperatures of 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

 

What kind of fertilizer should I use? How often should I apply the fertilizer?

 

  • For bonsai:

We recommend a general solid fertilizer, usually a 20-9-9 (N-P-K) composition, to be applied once every 1-2 months. Apply about a teaspoon around the base of the bonsai plant and allow it to dissolve over time. A 20-20-20 (N-P-K) composition fertilizer will also work, but please use at half the label rate. Please do not use fertilizer during the winter months between November-February or when the soil is very dry.

 

  • For lucky bamboo:

We recommend using a liquid fertilizer, to be applied once every 1-2 months. If using a concentrated fertilizer, apply only a few drops to the water in the plant container. If using a diluted fertilizer, apply about a teaspoon to the water. We suggest using proven brands such as Green Zone or Super Green. Green Green may also be used too, but in greater concentrations.

 

 

My lucky bamboo plant is turning yellow. What should I do?

 

The most likely reasons for yellowing are caused by:

 

  • Too much direct sunlight

If the plant is sitting directly next to a window, take it out of the direct sunlight for a while.

 

  • Too much fertilizer

If the plant has been receiving too much fertilizer, take the plant out of its container and change the soil and water contents.

 

  • Temperature is too low

If it is too cold, please move the bamboo to a warmer area.

 

You can set up a warm area using 1000 watt lamps aimed at the bamboo. Place the lamps at a distance whee the plant can feel its warmth, but not close enough where the leaves will burn. If none of these techniques improve its condition in about two weeks, please consult your local garden or nursery for further assistance.

 

You may also cut off any undesirable parts that have turned yellow.

 

 

What should I do? My children and/or pets accidentally ingested some lucky bamboo!

 

Lucky bamboo is not intended to be consumed by any persons or animal.

 

  • For children, they may suffer from some minor throat irritation and upset stomach. If you notice any adverse or critical effects, please call 911 immediately and ask for medical guidance.

 

  • For pets, please rush them to emergency veterinary care immediately. Lucky bamboo is toxic to pets. They may suffer from vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite and control.

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