Japanese maple Bonsai Maintenance
Japanese maple bonsai is an adorable artwork as it is the tiny version of the maple trees. The Acer Palmatum (Japanese maple) can be found easily in China or Japan. It is the famous type of a bonsai. Many people choose Japanese maple because the leave is distinctive compared to the other bonsai trees. It has five pointed leaves. Japanese maple bonsai has light-red young trees and it will turn brown or light gray. This tree should be kept in shade as the leaves are thin and easy to burn.
Thus, you should not place Japanese maple bonsai in direct sunlight. However, you can put it in morning or evening sun. The light is not as strong as the afternoon. The Japanese maple can also bear the weather in the winter as this tree is better planted in cold area. In the spring, you can water it daily, assuming that the soil drains well. The maple bonsai tree will start growing on spring.
Intensive Japanese maple Tree Care
Japanese maple tree is a beautiful tree that needs to be protected. However, if you have daily watering it, you do not need to give it much fertilizer. You can pour the compost once in three weeks. It is more than enough to keep your bonsai to grow healthily. You need to have the pruning in the autumn as it can prevent excessive bleeding.
Pruning or the removal of the leaves of Japanese maple bonsai in the growing season should be done to make your bonsai aesthetically good. You can do the pruning in early summer to force the bonsai to make smaller leaves. When you do the pruning, make sure you leave the leaf-stems intact so they grow another leaves. Do not forget to protect your bonsai from aphids or they can deform the color of your Japanese maple tree.