Types of fertilizer for bonsai

Bonsai are very delicate plants, as beautiful as they are particular, and that is why they require a lot of care to survive. Learning the art of bonsai requires time and knowledge, since several issues must be calibrated in order to preserve the balance of the plant, especially considering that it is a tree that grows in a very limited space and for this very reason there is to offer him what he lacks due to the characteristics of the place where he lives.

Put more succinctly: a bounded substrate requires a great deal of care that must be taken care of. One of the most important refers to the subscriber because the balance in the nutrients of the bonsai is key for the good growth of the plant.


  • 1 Chemical fertilizers
  • 2 organic fertilizers

chemical fertilizers

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Image – Orea Bonsai

On another occasion we talked a little about bonsai fertilization , we listed the best seasons to fertilize -spring and autumn- and we analyzed the reasons why it is necessary to fertilize following a precise protocol in order to offer the tree the amount of nutrients it needs each time. moment. The rule is simple: regular fertilizer in small doses. In this way, the plant does not receive in excess and can synthesize the contributions to a good degree.

Now, we have not yet talked about the types of subscribers for subscriptions , a very interesting section that allows us to compare the qualities and difficulties of each type of subscription. Chemical fertilizers are one of the frequent options, one of the most popular fertilizers for bonsai . These are fertilizers that come in various formats, they are usually liquid and can be slow or fast release.

The former are perfect for responding to the needs of bonsai since they would meet the requirement of providing regularity but in small doses. There are many options because the formulations vary and so do the elements that are present or the preparations and modes of use. There are many brands that you can choose from due to the many compositions that these types of fertilizers offer. If you don’t know which one to select, ask your nursery friend and they will recommend an option for the species of bonsai you are growing .

Organic fertilizers


The second alternative that you can resort to are organic fertilizers , ideal if what you are looking for is to nourish your bonsai with natural products. These are created with mixtures of natural products such as bone meal, rapeseed, soy, fish or blood. Then a fermentation takes place that is necessary so that the plants can assimilate the product. Organic fertilizers are slow release and it is common for them to come in granules.

Beyond the chosen fertilizer, you can also reinforce the health of the bonsai by applying a vitamin complex at times when you are not fertilizing the tree. In this way, you will reinforce the reserves of the bonsai so that it grows in a healthy way and is resistant to the attack of pests and diseases.

Types of fertilizer for bonsai

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