The Hibiscus bonsai originates in tropical areas and in the temperate climate zone. We can also find it in our country in the Syriacus variant, which has beautiful bright green leaves and multicolored blooms.Like many species of plants, even the Hibiscus Bonsai is a deciduous plant. What does it mean? It means that during the whole cold period, your bonsai will have the bare appearance of those trees you see in winter, but when the summer season has arrived, it will bloom in a wonderful way giving you priceless foliage. Cultivate it with care, waiting for this moment do not make you regret having chosen it.
Hibiscus bonsai

The Hibiscus bonsai should be placed throughout the year in a bright and sunny place. You will only have to be very careful in protecting it, during the extremely cold or extremely hot seasons, from the effects of frost or drought. Despite this, the Hibiscus bonsai is a particularly resistant plant to conditions of this type.

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Hibiscus bonsai Although the Hibiscus bonsai is a deciduous plant, it should be watered throughout the year, even in the so-called rest period. The waterings must be well proportioned, calibrating them according to the needs of the plant: based on the climate of the period, the capacity of the container, the soil you use to grow it, the health conditions of the bonsai.

Pay particular attention, during the vegetative period, to increase the frequency and intensity of watering. On the other hand, during rest they will be decreased. So make sure that in the summer the plant is well humidified and hydrated in order to preserve it from the dangerous effect of solar heat, while in winter it will always be sufficient, based on the health conditions of your plants, to water it even just a couple of times a month. When the mid-seasons arrive, spray your Hibiscus bonsai three times a week using an onion sprinkler: pour the water in minimal quantities, wait for the soil to absorb it well. Then keep going. Make sure that the drainage of the soil is good, well ventilated and never stagnant because the Hibiscus bonsai does not get along very well with stagnation.

In spring and late autumn you can proceed with the fertilization of your Hibiscus bonsai.

Be careful not to fertilize it in summer or in extraordinarily dry periods and never after repotting operations.During the vegetative period, however, it is necessary to apply frequent fertilizations because, although the pot may be large, it will in any case host a quantity of soil insufficient that will not be able to meet the nutritional needs of your bonsai and its root system, then proceed as follows: water the substrate well and every month let liquid fertilizer dissolve in water in variable proportions depending on the health of the plant , the quantity of soil and the drainage capacity. Remember that, in addition to the faster and more convenient liquid fertilizer, it will be possible to use granular solid fertilizer, which will be absorbed more slowly.

If you intend to make your bonsai perfect, you cannot of course do without pruning.

With training pruning, you will have the opportunity to shape the bonsai according to your taste (be careful that your aesthetic sense must stop where the plant would suffer). More generally, the training pruning will be carried out in the spring period. Subsequently, when the plant will enter the full vegetative period, it is necessary to carry out the topping and defoliation. In the latter case, it is better not to intervene in a forced manner, but always leave at least two or three leaves, among the smallest.Of course, your Hibiscus bonsai will need all your care and attention to be able to grow at its best. Carry out the maintenance operations so as not to frustrate the efforts you have made previously: remove the irregular branches, those that have dried up or damaged. Carry out all the operations using the most suitable tools, available in specialized stores in different colors, price ranges and, of course, quality. Among the most common tools we find the scissors for leaves, those for the roots and special shears to be used with the woody parts and branches.

Repotting Hibiscus bonsai is a practice that requires attention and care. You will need to repot the Hibiscus bonsai during the rest period (under normal conditions, the ideal rest period for repotting bonsai to be understood either in late autumn or early spring).

Replace the old pot with a new pot and change the soil with fresh potting soil. Remove with particular delicacy the more woody roots and leave the more tender and fresh ones. once every seven years.


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