Olive Bonsai Care

The Olive Bonsai is one of the best options to start with a good start in this world. It is a resistant plant, which can be grown in black peat without problems, and its growth can also be controlled very easily. It withstands pruning, drought, high temperatures… In short, it is an all-terrain plant .

But, how is the Olive Bonsai cared for? 

olive bonsai

To have a truly spectacular Olive Bonsai, it is advisable to take into account the following:

  • Location : it is a tree that must be outside, in full sun. In the event that the temperature drops below -3ºC in winter, it will be kept indoors in a room where there is plenty of natural light, away from drafts.
  • Irrigation : it will depend on the chosen substrate and the season of the year in which we find ourselves. For example: if we have it in very porous substrates, such as akadama, in summer it is likely that we will have to water between 2 and 3 times a week; On the other hand, if we have it in black peat with a little perlite, twice a week for the same period will suffice.
  • Substrate : can be 100% akadama, 70% akadama with 30% kyriuzuna, or black peat mixed with 20% perlite.
  • Subscriber : from spring to autumn it can be paid with any fertilizer for bonsai, following the instructions specified on the package.
  • Pruning : at the end of winter, it should be pruned to give it shape, removing those branches that are left over, and trimming the rest, removing 2 to 3 pairs of leaves.
  • Style : the one you like the most. Fits most bonsai styles. The most suitable are Shakkan (single trunk slightly inclined), Sokan (main trunk slightly inclined with a low branch) and Moyogi (trunk that makes some curves). In this other article you have more information about the styles.

Bonsai Olive Tree

Image – Cartagena Bonsai

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