As with any type of bonsai, even the olive tree must be watered regularly and only when the earth in the pot is completely dry: to be sure, just press a finger on the soil. If the finger does not show any trace of humidity then it is possible to proceed with irrigation. The frequency with which the bonsai olive tree is watered varies and depends on the size of the pot and the plant, the type of exposure available, the season and finally the type of soil used. During the colder seasons such as autumn and winter, more time will have to pass between one watering and the next, while in spring and summer, when vegetative activity resumes, watering will gradually become more frequent.
To give the best care to the bonsai olive tree, it is necessary to start with the transplant, to be carried out always and only at the restart of the vegetative activity, therefore in the hot season. It is necessary to extract the plant from the pot, and cut a third of the root system and then immediately place it in a pot more suitable for its growth stage. The pot must be proportionate to the size of the trunk and the crown of the small tree and it is always necessary to use a suitable soil. Repotting should be done about every two years for the youngest olive trees while for the adult plants, every three or four years. Pruning must also be carried out when the vegetative activity is resumed.
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Fertilizing the olive tree bonsai correctly means making it grow healthy and resistant, providing it with the nutrition it needs in nature. The ideal fertilizer for the bonsai olive tree is the organic-based and slow-release fertilizer: it is mixed with water to ensure that the roots absorb the necessary amount. The olive tree bonsai requires two cycles of fertilization, in spring and autumn, that is from March to June and then from August to October and the fertilizer will be administered with the frequency of once a month (four times during the spring, only two during the beginning of autumn). During the summer and winter periods, on the other hand, fertilization will be suspended.
The Olive bonsai does not live inside domestic environments, it must always be kept outside even when the temperature seems too rigid. Rather, we must prepare to face the winter by sheltering the roots, wrapping the pot with nylon. During the summer, however, it must be sheltered from direct sunlight and kept in a sufficiently shaded position: the sun’s rays can damage the health of the olive tree, dry the earth very quickly and in some cases can even cause burns to the leaves. . The olive tree is affected by stagnation of water, a condition that can cause the root system to rot.
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