Bonsai position

The bonsais have to live on a place on which they get sun and oxygen, where they receive with hapiness the rain and which is very important, the humidity of the night. A terrace, balcony, garden or a simple window is an ideal place to colocate our Bonsai. Naturally we have to consider, that high temperatures and the strong sun in summer or the freeze in winter, could affect our Bonsai.

When temperature increases or on the other side decreases we will protect them indoor. But even the temperature is normal don’t forget to turn back the bonsai to its correspondent place.

How to protect a bonsai in summer?

The trees get the water of the soil through the roots and conduct it through the trunk and the branches to the blades. The blades evaporate big quantity of the water. If the weather is dry and warm, the blades evaporate more water, this is similar to what happens with the clothes when you hang them out, they will get dry faster during days of sun or when it is windy.

Although we don’t let to irrigate them, if the temperature is very high it could happen that the blades evaporate more water as they get through the roots. If this happens, part of the blades could be burned, after all in trees which have big and tenderly blades. To avoid that this happens, we will put the trees on a place which is protected from wind and sun, leaving them on the semi shadow of a bigger tree or plant.

How to protect a bonsai in winter?

When the winter arrives the temperature will decrease. The Bonsai increase their activity and prepare itself to get trough the winter. If the temperatures are not very low, although at night it could freeze, major part of our trees don’t need a special protection.

This is not the case in a tropical Bonsai, called indoor, which although it doesn’t freeze, don’t resist low temperatures. This kind of tree has to be protected against cold temperatures, placing it on a place where the temperatures are normal, for example: at home.

How to place a bonsai at home?

It doesn’t exists an indoor plant, but it exist indoor conditions, which allows the cultivation of the plants. The Bonsai is no exeption for this condition. As we have seen, a Bonsai in any case, and always it is possible, has to be placed outdoor. This doesn’t mean that they can’t live indoor during a large period of time, but indoor it is possible, that the principal conditions for the development of a Bonsai like light and humity are not guarantized and this is a very important factor in the lifetime of a Bonsai.

The integration of a Bonsai at the indoor of a home will depend on the following conditions of light and hummidity:

Light: The ideal place to situate a Bonsai at home is always very near of a big window. The maximum distance to the window has to be about one meter or one and a half meter.

Humidity: Generally the humity of the houses is to dry for the development of a Bonsai. The best place for a Bonsai indoor will be a cold room and we will place it far from central heating, chimney or appliances, which desprend heat, like the television.

Which kind of Bonsai live better indoor?

Normally tropical Bonsai like (Ficus, Sageretia, Serissa and Carmona etc.) resist better indoor conditions. On the other side, coniferies and trees with blades caduca (pinus, juniperus etc… ) don’t resist very good indoor conditions.

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