Fall Fertilizers for a Healthy Dormant Season

Fall Fertilizers for a Healthy Dormant Season

Posted by Bonsai Outlet on 18th Mar 2014

There is no better way to ensure your bonsai's continued health in the dormant season than by feeding it the right fertilizer at the right time. For the autumn and winter months it's important to feed your bonsai a zero nitrogen fertilizer so that the plant stores up much-needed phosphorus and potassium. Regardless of the species, this is a superior benefit, but even more so for flowering or fruit-bearing bonsai.

Choose a low-nitrogen fertilizer such as bone meal to apply in the autumn and winter in order to encourage root-system development, or switch to a nitrogen-free formula if your tree does not have time to harden before winter. 0-10-10 is a unique liquid formula that is nitrogen free and perfect for strengthening your bonsai for winter . It helps promote root growth, seasonal hardiness, and bigger and brighter blooms.

Just 1 tablespoon of 0-10-10 per gallon of water will do the trick, and can be used once a month during the growing season. You will see the benefits next season, as well, as your bonsai will display an abundance of vibrant blooms. Best of all it is 100% organic. Try 0-10-10 this dormant season and give yourself something to look forward to.