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How and how often to water a bonsai?
Watering a bonsai is wet all the land that is inside the vessel. Place clean water over the ground on the whole surface until it starts coming out from the holes beneath the vessel. On warmer days you can also wet the canopy and branches.
Since the frequency of watering will depend mainly on the size of the vessel and weather conditions such as temperature and humidity. Normally vessels with up to 30 cm long and / or too shallow pots should be watered every day when the humidity is low and the temperature above 20oC.
Very careful with the extremes: In hot weather (above 30 ° C) shower twice daily. On very cold days (below 15oC) baste every two days.
Vessels larger than 30 cm, usually the frequency of watering is smaller, but be very careful, usually a bonsai is not more than two days without water.
The trees generally do not like too much moisture in the ground. So we usually are watering bonsai only when the soil of the pot is almost dry.
Worth much to our constant observation of both the climate and the soil humidity, Verification of moisture from the earth can be done easily by touching the earth with his fingers.
The Vaporization of the leaves is only required when the humidity is low. In this situation it is desirable to make only a slight fogging on the leaves preferably shade with drinking water at least three times a day. Another important function of vaporization is when done on fine roots exposed in some certain styles (e.g. “The exposed root”, “root unturned” and others). It’s also important in the cultivation of moss which, if used, should not occupy more than half the land surface of the bonsai so that it “breathes”. The moss should be sprinkled lightly around three times a day without the earth’s bonsai is wet.