Bonsai are small works of art that require special care and attention. Among the various factors that influence their health and development, light and location play a crucial role. In this article we will explore the importance of these elements to ensure your bonsai flourish.

Light is the primary nourishment for plants, and bonsai are no exception. Providing the right amount of light and an optimal location is essential for healthy growth. Exposure to direct sunlight is vital as it allows photosynthesis, the process that converts light into crucial  energy for the bonsai.

It is important to understand that the various bonsai species have different light requirements. Some thrive in direct sunlight, while others prefer indirect light or partial shade. Researching the specific needs of your bonsai species will help you determine the ideal location. It is all about achieving the perfect combination of light and location.

Some general recommendations for light and placement of your bonsai are as follows:

  • Orientación: Place your bonsai in areas that receive adequate sunlight according to the needs of the species. Observe how the sun moves during the day and adjust the location accordingly to ensure even exposure. It is advisable to place the bonsai at a distance of between 20 and 50 cm from sunlight.
  • Intensidad: Keep an eye on the intensity of the light. Too much direct sunlight can damage the leaves and burn foliage, while insufficient light can weaken growth. Find the right balance and consider using curtains to regulate the amount of light received.
  • Rotación: If your bonsai are indoors, rotate them regularly to ensure uniform light exposure to all parts of the tree.

Remember that each bonsai is unique, and the ideal light and location may vary even within the same species. Observe how your tree responds to different conditions and make adjustments according to its individual needs.

In conclusion, light and location are fundamental elements for the success of your bonsai. Providing the right amount of sunlight and finding the ideal location will help your bonsai thrive, develop lush foliage and remain in optimum health.

That said, after reviewing two factors that are key to ensuring the good development of your bonsai, you must also give them the best of everything. At Zoka we have it, thanks to our fertilisers. They contain carefully selected ingredients and are a guarantee that your favourite plants will be as healthy as possible.