The lemon tree is a popular citrus that can easily grow as a bonsai. This citrus fruit is sensitive to cold that thrives in full sunlight tree. Produce a rich dark green foliage and fragrant spring flowers. When pruned properly, lemon bonsai produces edible fruit, of a size proportional to the tree, which has the same qualities as their equal-size.
Instructions to have a lemon tree bonsai:
The first thing to do is to determine the appropriate size we want for our bonsai, need not be extremely small. Choose a deep pot with good drainage for the desired serving size is one of the first key decisions we must make.
Al flowerpot will incorporate some compost, leaf mold or as pine bark, two parts coarse, clean sand and five parts of pure sphagnum. We will mix right materials to create a balanced loam. We cover all the drainage holes of the container with wire mesh to keep the roots and soil in the container and pests and mites out.
We took the lemon tree in its original container reviewing the root system. Will remove excess soil thereof if necessary. We’ll cut no more than one third of the tips of the roots making sure to remove all the dead roots.
Fill the pot up to a third of the center of the tree, filling the rest with potting mix. We cover well all root tips. Once done, we will press the soil firmly around the tree.
Add warm water across the surface until it comes out the drainage holes. We will move our bonsai to a warm area that receives at least 8 to 10 hours of direct sunlight a day. It is important bonsai away from areas with direct temperature variations: A / C, heat …
We must water our bonsai infrequently to allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings. It is important to check the soil moisture before watering again to avoid drowning bonsai.
At the time of pruning is during growth: Thinning the branches and stems to increase indoor air circulation and light penetration throughout the tree, and remove the sprouts and suckers that grow vigorously and does not accommodate the shape of lemon . Use sharp pruning shears and sterilized during this process.
Avoid reusing old earth.