Eucalyptus Bonsai

Eucalyptus Bonsai

Native to Australia, Eucalyptus trees are fast-growing trees which can grow more than 50 feet in height. As most tree varieties, eucalyptus can be planted indoors as a bonsai species because it can provide a all-year-long landscape for the surrounding environment. Unlike some deciduous tree varieties, eucalyptus trees do not have dormant period in winter, which can keep its appearance unchanged all the time. However, to successfully grow eucalyptus trees in containers, there are some tips needing to be followed.

One of the most important factors for successful bonsai cultivation is to choose the correct container. The container should be deep enough to hold at least half of the tree’s height. The container must have drainage holes at the bottom of the pot to drain out extra water. The soil for potting plants should be a mixture of the sandy soil and the organic matters. Prior to the planting work, do some pruning work to trim off the tangled roots. You should put a layer of soil at the bottom of the pot before plant trees inside. Keep the eucalyptus plant straight and fill the container using extra soil.

Remember to apply adequate water to the pot to help the plant establish its root system. During the first several weeks, you should provide enough water to the pot until they are drained out from the drainage holes. The watering frequency can be decreased when the plant are fully grown. You should put the container in a location with adequate sunlight during the day. The fertilizing frequency should be about once a month, and some balanced recipe can be used for eucalyptus trees such as a 10-10-10 recipe. The fertilizer should be soluble in water so that they can be absorbed well by the plant.

Image provided By Todd G. Brown (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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