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Top 5 Outdoor Bonsai Recommendations For Beginners

Choosing a Bonsai tree can be difficult. And to help you to overcome this confusion, we have decided to give you our top 5 outdoor bonsai recommendations that will help you to get a general idea of outdoor bonsai plants. 

  • Chinese Elm Bonsai Tree

One of the most favorite Bonsai of beginners. It has a unique curved shape with woody grey to reddish-brown bark and twiggy branches. It’s a perfect choice when you’re thinking of giving a thoughtful gift to your loved ones. 

  • Ficus Bonsai 

The Ficus Bonsai is a beautiful Bonsai for outdoors that comes in a range of sizes and styles. The S-shaped Ficus is the most popular bonsai that is multitasking. It is easy to maintain, a fashion statement for your home, and an attraction of good luck. 

  • Bougainvillea Flowering Bonsai

Cool with the Indian warm climate, this bonsai tree is one of the few flowering bonsais that work as a captivating factor in your backyard. It is a fast grower and doesn’t ask for your strict attention.  

  • Chinese Pepper

Famous for its sweet-peppery smell and shiny lush leaves, this one is very popular among beginners. It is a subtropical tree that grows quite well in the Indian climate and is very easy to care for.

  • Banyan Bonsai 

One of the most auspicious and demanded bonsais in India, the Banyan Bonsai plant makes such a mystical imitation of the full-sized Banyan which is too hard to believe. It is a low-maintenance bonsai plant that is best for gifting and decoratingyour garden. 

How to care for Outdoor Bonsai trees?

Caring for outdoor bonsai trees can be a little different from caring for ordinary outdoor plants as they are planted and artistically trained to be that small. Here’s a complete care guide that’ll make it easy for you.

  • Light: Outdoor Bonsai trees need to be in open sunlight for some hours a day otherwise they won’t be able to grow properly and get prone to diseases and pests.
  • Humidity: Bonsais love humidity. In summer when the humidity rate drop-down, make sure to mist and water the surrounding areas and pots to increase the humidity around your plant.
  • Watering: The thumb rule of watering your bonsai is to check if the top half of the soil has dried out and then water it generously. Do not over or underwater your plant and keep the soil moist most of the time.
  • Fertilizing: Fertilize once a month with any Bonsai special fertilizer or ordinary compost. Fertilize in the growing season only and avoid feeding in winters. 
  • Pruning: Bonsais need to be pruned regularly. It helps them to be in their size and grow at the same time. If any part of the plant has caught any kind of infection or disease then pruning and repotting becomes necessary for the plant. 

FAQs About Outdoor Bonsai Plants

  • Can I leave my bonsai tree outside in the rain?

Though raining for 2-3 weeks will not kill your plant, it can damage it to an extent. So, it is advisable to not leave your plant in heavy rainfall for a very long time. 

  • Should I mist my bonsai tree?

Yes! Humidity is good for your Bonsai plant. So, when you notice that the humidity is going low, you should mist the plant to restore the needed amount of humidity.

  • Can bonsai trees be kept outside?

It is a huge disbelief that Bonsai plants should not be kept outside. In fact, most of the bonsai should be placed outside in the open air.