Crepe Myrtle 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:
When pruning, prune back at the end of winter to encourage budding for spring. Lignified or woody branches will produce new buds.

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 Crepe Myrtle Bonsai will grow in filtered or shaded sunlight to full sun. The more sun the plant receives, the denser the foliage will become and encourage flowering.

Temperature Requirements:
Crepe Myrtle Bonsai trees prefer warmer climates. Due to their deciduous nature, they may lose their leaves during the winter. Leaves and bud growth will appear in the spring after dormancy.

Watering Requirements:
Water moderately, keeping the tree moist at all times. The Crepe Myrtle Bonsai requires moderate watering and enjoys humidity.

The Crepe Myrtle Bonsai may be repotted throughout most of the year, although the best times for repotting are in the spring. After repotting, water thoroughly and keep the plant in a shady location for several weeks so that new roots may grow.

Indoor / Outdoor:
The Crepe Myrtle Bonsai thrives best in outdoor conditions. During the winter, trees can be overwintered to protect them from freezing. For very cold climates, Crepe Myrtle Bonsai trees can be brought indoors or overwintered.