The UK’s Finest Selection Of Indoor Bonsai Trees.
Indoor bonsai have become extremely popular in recent years. They make excellent gifts because they are different and say something about you. Most of them are tropical or semi-tropical species. They usually require lots of light and fairly constant temperature and humidity. The secret is not to forget to water them!
Do not panic if a deciduous tree loses some (or all) its leaves in the Autumn and Winter. This is quite normal, they are shedding their old leaves to make way for the new ones which will come in the Spring. Trees like the Pepper, Chinese Elm, Pomegranate will shed all their leaves in Autumn. But remember to continue checking if they need water during the Winter, although they will need alot less than in Spring and Summer.
The easiest of all the Indoor varieties is the Ficus. It is the most trouble free of all the Indoor varieties. It can stand normal living room conditions. All the other indoor varieties such as the Chinese Elm, Pistacia, Myrtles etc, need a cool room and should preferably be kept outdoors in the Summer. If you have a conservatory, this is a good environment for your indoor bonsai in Winter, but in Summer – the conservatory will be too warm.
Please note that heights given in the descriptions are approximate and are to the nearest 5cm. The beauty, shape and trunk thickness are the more important factors. Remember – size isn’t everything in bonsai. It’s the beauty and quality of the tree that matters.