How to Care for Your Wisteria Bonsai
If you are cultivating a Wisteria bonsai, your primary goal is to let it flower. This is done by following various techniques. Wisteria will not bloom if it hasn’t reached a specific age. The normal age for it to bloom is ten years.
In the mean time, you can prune the shoots that have been developed and cut it to five to six inches against its trunk. Just leave 4 to 6 leaves on a shoot. This will encourage the flowering of the Wisteria bonsai.
Pruning must be performed when the flowering season has passed. It is also suggested that it be pruned thrice before the fall season comes. When it is mid-winter, cut the spurs to four inches and leave three buds.
After repeatedly pruning the Wisteria Bonsai, you will have to double the effort during winter. You have to control the growth of the bonsai especially at this time because it is more vigorous than normal. Let it produce a vast amount of leaves and flowers. By repeatedly pruning it, the foliage will be more compact and you will see that the flowers it produces will be more colorful.
You can also repot the Wisteria bonsai as soon as you see the first sign of flowering. Provide your Wisteria bonsai with the right food and set it in a low nitrogen area. This is to let the Wisteria take in the nitrogen it needs. If it gets too much, it tends to overgrow in foliage instead of flowering. You can control this by choosing a fertilizer that is specific for a Wisteria bonsai.
Wisteria bonsai has the ability to withstand as much rain and sun. Nonetheless, you will have to protect these from the wind. Wisteria is one of the top bonsai an enthusiast can consider growing. They also need more water compared to other trees and shrubs. The key is keeping it moist as often as possible especially during the summer.
You can put it in a container and water it from time to time. Dry the tray out after watering so that the roots wouldn’t drown. If the soil bottles up with too much water, then the root is waterlogged.
Train your Wisteria bonsai in various styles that you prefer. As long as the flowers are cascading, then watering the plant won’t be any problem whatsoever. You can show off the flowers to your guests when they drop by for a visit.
You must remember to repot your Wisteria Bonsai every 2 to 3 years. Use the basic bonsai soil. Repot during early spring in order to assist you in the flowering and propagation of the Wisteria buds.
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