Here is a Bonsai offering for the “Pot It Yourselfer.” This will give you the experience of potting your own bonsai. You will receive your bonsai in a plastic grower pot. Also accompanied by the properly sized bonsai pot with drainage holes, screen and anchor wires included. Along with a bag of our special blended Bonsai Soil. Easy to follow instructions are included. Container color and shape varies
Outdoor bonsai include evergreen varieties like pines and junipers as well as deciduous varieties like maples and elms. All outdoor bonsai are hardy and require seasonal change. Upon receiving your bonsai, it is best to acclimate it in a shady area for one week. All outdoor bonsai prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. Patios, decks and balconies are great areas to display your bonsai during the growing season. Outdoor bonsai can be displayed indoors, but only for short periods of time. You should never leave your bonsai inside for more than five days.
Watering properly is critical to maintaining a healthy bonsai! Outdoor bonsai are watered according to the season. Outdoor bonsai should be watered daily in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter you will not need to water as frequently. However, you should never let your bonsai’s soil dry out. Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray nozzle. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai’s soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but should not be considered watering. General care is also important to maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape. To best understand trimming and wiring techniques, we recommend purchasing an instructional book.
Your bonsai will need to be repotted every four to five years. It is necessary to repot your bonsai when its root system becomes pot bound. Repotting outdoor bonsai should be done before new growth appears during late winter or early spring. Make sure you are using a good bonsai soil when repotting since regular potting soil will compact and inhibit proper drainage. We recommend waiting at least one growing season before repotting your bonsai to make sure it is well established.
Fertilizing bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. We recommend using slow-releasing organic fertilizers for more mature specimen bonsai.
INSECTS & DISEASES
Insects and diseases can attack bonsai just like any other plant. Inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically will help keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centers have products available for treatment.
Outdoor bonsai need to experience winter dormancy and should remain outdoors in the winter. Nevertheless, the root systems of outdoor bonsai need protection from extreme winter weather. You should “Heel-In” your bonsai by covering the pot and soil with pine needles or mulch when temperatures approach freezing. We also recommend protecting your bonsai from extremely cold winds by placing it against the south side of your house. In areas that have extremely cold winters, bonsai can be protected in garages, sheds, cold frames or basements. Contact a local bonsai club for more advice.
Rest assured that your tree will reach its destination well hydrated and securely packed. The base of each tree is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture and to prevent any topsoil from spilling during shipment. Trees are wired to the pot, placed inside a double-walled carton for protection and secured with proprietary packing systems to keep them from shifting during transit.
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Your bonsai tree has been grown in a state-of-the-art greenhouse under precisely controlled conditions to achieve optimum health. Your order will be carefully wrapped in a custom
designed shipping carton and delivered with detailed care instructions. If, for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your tree or with our service, please notify us within 30 days of receipt. We will correct the situation to your satisfaction.
This plant arrived promptly and very well packaged to prevent damage (and thanks for the endless supply of popcorn to use in big potted plants!).
I am letting the elm get acclimated before repotting it (all necessary supplies were included, which was nice) and to allow all the leaves that are dropping (a few more than I thought) to stop dropping. The elm has a decent shape but will take awhile to mature to where it can get pruned better. I will wait and see. I gave 4 stars for the fact that quite a few of the leaves were yellowed and eventually dropped (more than I had hoped).
PatriceApr 30th 2023
One,probably the more expensive was nice. the second ,I believe the 49.00 Elm had an ugly three trunk thing going on and they are all thick. base trunk nice but then went into 3 thick trunks / branches. One was somewhat flattened . I cut it off and will work with the Elm.I was quite disappointed.
Mark HomanSep 14th 2021
Quick replacement on broken pot
Somehow, the pot broke in shipment. Pretty well wrapped I thought. Got a new one in a week. The elm tree looks great. Really interesting trunk. Looks like it had grown around a rock. Hope I do well with it. Only thing you need for this is a tray, which we already had.
Brandon PerkinsAug 24th 2021
Amazing roots for 8 years old..
This bonsai is my favorite from Brussel. Many different types of styles of a Chinese elm in perfect condition!
Daniel S-NMar 11th 2021
Nice Little Tree
Great care was put into the packaging of this tree and pot. The tree was in perfect health and the pot unscathed. Not much attention has been given to the nebari of my particular tree, kind of underdeveloped and ugly for this age of tree.
Keith S McNeilJan 31st 2021
Easy to repot
The plant is healthy and beautiful. Package included everything needed to repot the tree.
Jim LynchMar 2nd 2020
Another excellent product arriving without delay in winter conditions. Heartily recommend Brussels..
irvin gershowitzJun 18th 2019
very nice plant in plastic container,came wtih soil,screens and wire for attaching..excellent selection