Camellia Bonsai Tree Care Information

The success of your bonsai depends on a variety of factors, most notably watering and light. Below are some species specific guidelines to follow that will help ensure that your bonsai will stay healthy and happy.

Pruning Tips:
The clip-and-grow method is very successful with this species. Camellia that are not pruned will sprout long leggy stems.

We recommend fertilizing your bonsai tree every month with a bonsai fertilizer. Time-release granules are the easiest to use and can be added every season. Reduce the amount of fertilizer during the winter.

The Camellia Bonsai trees thrive best with natural sunlight. We recommend filtered sunlight for the Camellia Bonsai.

Temperature Requirements:
During the summer, the foliage may burn if the heat is too intense.

Watering Requirements:
The Camellia Bonsai requires moderate watering. We recommend using a soft spray to soak the soil. Ensure that water penetrates not only the topsoil but also into the roots by checking that draining is occurring on the bottom of the pot.

The Camellia Bonsai can be repotted during spring and fall for the highest success rates. Avoid winter repotting, as colder temperatures will make it harder for roots to recover. During repotting, we recommend trimming off older roots to promote new growth.

Indoor / Outdoor:
The Camellia Bonsai thrives best in outdoor conditions. This bonsai can be kept indoors during the winter months.