Bonsai Tree. Published at Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 14:00:32 PM by William G. Jimenes.
Red Maple Bonsai is original to China and Japan. It's a popular theme in Japanese bonsai. The bark on the young branches and trunks usually green or may be red in some varieties and turns brown or light gray color with age. There are many different types of A. Palmatum, including the thread leaf and lace leaf varieties. Red maple varieties seem to be more popular as a bonsai.
The Red Maple-Bonsai must be placed where it will accept morning or evening sun although will not in direct sunlight at the height of summer and do not water in direct sunlight. Delicate foliage can burn if exposed to the sun in the summer directly. Maple leaves may turn brown and curl when exposed to direct sunlight due to the presence of dissolved minerals in the water that rely on leaves. The traditional view that the impact of burning is caused by water droplets act like a lens to focus the sun's rays. Red Maple Bonsai prefers wet to moist soil. Water every day but still good drainage to prevent root rot. An old bonsai bathe trick is to put the whole pot in a basin of water an inch or two deep. Let the water absorb from the holes in the bottom of the pot. Fertilizing red maple-bonsai is important to its health as nutrients in the soil that is washed away with each watering. Fertilizers are like vitamins and minerals for plant. However, do not feeding for two months later repotting or when the tree fell. Stop feeding for a month or two months during the hottest part of the summer. If you accept to use chemical compost, feed weekly with a half strength solution of a balanced fertilizer such as 20-20-20. Another option is to feed every 20-30 days with a slow acting organic fertilizer in spring and autumn. That’s all tips to care Red Maple Bonsai.
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