This is a really tough time of the year. The extreme temperatures make it very cold and hard to bear. That said, just as these can be difficult months for people, we want to send you a message of reassurance about your little tree. Winter, despite what it may seem to you, is a season of the year in which bonsai live in absolute tranquillity. Let’s just say it’s in its rest time, although you should not forget that there is some basic care that is essential for it to be in full health during the growing season. The first thing is always to provide it with the right fertiliser . If you want one of the highest quality, we have them for you at Zoka, with the most suitable compositions. In any case, we understand that you may have had some doubts about keeping your plant in top form. That’s why we want to tell you some details about how to take care for your bonsai in winter. If you get can get just a few basic things right, it will look at its best with you for a long time.

Discover how to take care for your bonsai in winter 

  1. Protect your bonsai from the cold: This is a basic issue, as it is essential for maximum health. Low temperatures can become its worst enemy, weakening it in the worst way. So, if you want to make sure that your little tree grows in perfect conditions during these winter months, start by placing it somewhere warm in your house, where it will not suffer the negative effects of damp. No one knows every corner of your home like you do, so if you put some effort into it, you’re sure to give it what it deserves. If for any reason it receives more humidity than it should, we hope that you have taken a quality substrate so that it does not waterlog. 

It is important to know the temperatures that will occur in the environment to prevent the roots from freezing, which could cause the death of the plant. 

  1. Don’t change your watering routine: It is as simple as that. Sticking to the routines in this respect is key to knowing how to take care of your bonsai in winter. Try not to think strange things, such as thinking it has more moisture than expected. It will do no good. The best thing to do is to continue to rely on your sight and touch. With these two senses you will be able to detect when the substrate has dried out. As soon as you see this, that’s when you have to water. As you can see, it can be much easier than it looks to get your plant looking its best. 
  2. Clean up: Bonsai trees can lose their leaves in winter and it is advisable to remove them from where they are planted. This is not the most worrying thing, but you should make sure that there are no weeds around it. It is normal for them to appear, but it will be your job to remove them so that they do not damage the bonsai, especially with an eye to the future, when it is destined to grow. 

Do you now know how to take care for your bonsai in winter? Put all this into practice and it is sure to look and feel great.