How to Grow Bonsai Pomegranate Trees

Overview

Dwarf pomegranate seeds are ideal for planting and growing into bonsai trees. These plants are similar to the traditional pomegranate tree in everything except size. Your bonsai is even capable of producing fruit after one to two years of growth. Pomegranate trees are naturally twisted and gnarled in appearance, so they make for a decorative bonsai in any house. Pomegranate bonsai trees are much easier to care for and grow than traditional bonsai trees.

Step 1

Fill your starter pots with potting soil and place one seed in each pot. Put enough soil over the seed to barely cover it.

Step 2

Place the heating pad underneath your starter pots. Keep the temperature at 68 degrees during the night and 86 degrees during the day. Water immediately so that the soil is moist. Repeat watering each day to moisten soil.

Step 3

Transplant your plant after it germinates in one month and is about two inches tall. Fill your pot with potting soil. Press the bottom of the starter pot to release the plant and put it in the new pot. Cover the roots with soil and press down on the top soil firmly to secure the plant. Put your plant in a sunny location.

Step 4

Water your plant immediately by dampening the soil. Give enough water to your plant each day so that the soil is dry by the evening.

Step 5

Fertilize your plant by using one-half of the recommended amount of a liquid fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer while watering the plant.

Step 6

Reapply fertilizer after one month. Continue to fertilize your bonsai once each month, except in the fall and winter when the plant is dormant.

Step 7

Prune your plant the following summer by pinching back the shoots. This will help to keep your bonsai small and bushy. Transfer your plant to a new pot every two years.

Things You'll Need

  • Starter pots
  • Heating pad
  • Potting soil
  • Dwarf pomegranate seeds
  • Liquid fertilizer

References

  • Alchemy Work: Dwarf Pomegranate
  • Bonsai Lady
Keywords: dwarf pomegranate, bonsai, fruit

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