“Is my bonsai tree dying?”
“Why did it die?”
Unfortunately, we hear these questions all to often.
The rough news – If your bonsai tree is suffering, it is probably not from old age. You have probably done something wrong or simply did not care for it properly. When you receive a bonsai tree from us, it is guaranteed to be in good health. Once you take it out of the box, it is up to you to keep it that way!
The good news – Caring for a bonsai tree is not that difficult. With some minor care here and there, your tree will do just fine. If it is already in poor condition, there could still be hope for you yet!
How To Overcome A Bonsai Problem
Step 1 – Learn about your specific tree.
Simple right? When you buy a tree from us, you will know the species of tree and you can figure out how to care for it. Between our bonsai tree care sheets and our bonsai blog, (not to mention the countless other bonsai sources online!) you can definitely find pertinent information that will help keep your tree healthy and growing. We have an excellent selection of bonsai trees for sale on our online, wholesale nursery, but it is up to you to do the research on your specific tree!
Step 2 – What did you do wrong?
Now that you know how to properly care for your specific tree, where did you go wrong?
Some good questions to ask yourself are:
- Did I water the tree enough? Too much?
- Did I put an outdoor species inside my home?
- Did I put it in a location with low light? Too much light?
- Was my tree infested by pests?
- Did I ever use fertilizer to help replace vitamins and minerals?
Chances are, at least one of the five mistakes listed above is the cause to your bonsai tree’s failing health.
Step 3 – Learn to prevent
Read up on everything and make sure you know how to counter the specific problem/s you faced and how to avoid them in the future. A little preparation will go a long way. Remember, the best cure is prevention! If you keep your tree healthy, the less likely it is to become infested with a pest and the less likely you are to have future problems. Stay confident and don’t be lazy! Learning the art of bonsai takes time, but as thousands of new practitioners are finding out each year – it is totally worth the time and effort! Good luck.