Karate Kid Bonsai
As a native indoor ornamental tree originated from Eastern Asian countries, the bonsai trees are getting more and more popular in the United States since the first release of the movie “The Karate Kid”. Among all bonsai varieties in the world, juniper bonsai is many gardeners’ favorite which is planted in thousands of homes. They are good choices for gardening beginners to start their first bonsai plants due to the easiness of maintenance.
As a type of dwarf Juniper tree species, the karate kid bonsai tree is one of the most popular indoor plants in America these days. They have hardy characteristics and can resist a number of harsh conditions, and they can also live for a long time other indoor plants. These trees can be trained into different ancient Asian styles which represent moral and integrity. They can also be planted in an outdoor environment as long as there is adequate sunlight. Most of them can tolerate extreme cold in winter. Every time you see some bronze color on their foliage, it means that they are exposed too much sunlight or coldness. This is a natural response of bonsai trees to extreme weathers outside, and the normal green color will come back once they are returned into the normal temperature and sunlight.
For maintaining healthy bonsai trees, you’d better do some spraying on the surface of their leaves frequently to keep them moist. Always avoid over-watering your plants and the ideal for watering is when the top surface of the soil is bit of dry out. During their growing season, some fertilizers which are soluble can be applied to the soil to provide extra nutrients to the plant. Occasional pruning is necessary to maintain their shape and control their size by discouraging over-growth.
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