Bonsai, the same as all other types of grown plants, requires moisture at its roots to be able to survive. Without a permanent supply of wetness or moist conditions, the Bonsai tree will die, initially by losing its leaves, then branches and at last the whole tree dies. Bonsai watering can is the solution to prevent this.
It is known that the fastest to kill a bonsai is to let the compost fertilizer to dry off and shrivel up wholly. However, even though that the effects of inadequate watering are instantaneous, excessively watering a bonsai tree also causes unhealthy diseases to the tree. Properly watering your Bonsai plant is an ability that you will get used to, believe it or not, but some people in Japan say it takes a very long time to correctly water your Bonsai.
You might wonder, what type of Bonsai Watering Can should I get?
- Pick a watering can that which has a removable rose (that perforated attachment which delivers the water) so that you can use a gentle rain of the rose for small plants, or deliver a big amount of water by using the spout.
- Think about the can’s material. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, for example, plastic cans are lighter in weight, but lasts a not-that-long time and can break easily, while metal cans look nice, last a long time, don’t break easily, but are very heavy in weight. Many people (including me) consider Copper cans are the best.
- Choose a Bonsai watering can with a good suitable shape, the best cans will have a design that which prevents spillage, even when the can is tipped at extreme angles.
- Look at the length of the spout, in our case, we should use a small one.
Now we’ll talk about how often you should water your Bonsai plant with the Bonsai watering can you are going to buy. We have already said that you should avoid over-watering and under-watering the plants, but how can we do that?
Bonsai watering can requires water on a daily or perhaps even twice a day, particularly on high temperatures or early spring. However, watering to a schedule on a Bonsai plant generally brings about permanently damp compost at all the other times. If the fertilizer doesn’t drop off some of its damp substance between watering, it means that it is permanently wet, causing problems related to excessive watering as already mentioned.
Also, there are some things that are important but people don’t give attention to:
- Many people prefer to have more than just one watering can, especially if they have more than a few plants. Usually they have a “Bonsai Watering Can” and a bigger watering can for other plants.
- Never leave water in any watering can, especially a can, especially if the water can freeze.
- If your Bonsai Watering Can is made from plastic, you should protect it from sunlight.
Bonsai watering can is the key for your Bonsai tree to survive, especially taking care of a Bonsai plant isn’t easy. I’ve even heard some people saying it takes years to master it, but with the right tools and instruction it will be much easier for you, especially because you are reading other people’s experiences like what you’re doing now.