How to Keep Inside Bonsai Plants


The Bonsai is a lovely, decorative tree which originated in China and dates back to the first millennia. Bonsai trees are popularly grown and kept in and out of doors throughout the world. Indoor Bonsai trees are typically found to be smaller, ornamental trees with a height of up to 3 feet. Caring for an indoor Bonsai is a simple process that does not require advanced gardening skills.

Step 1

Place your Bonsai tree (in the planter) in a tray or pie pan.

Step 2

Fill half of the pie pan with room temperature water. This will help ensure that your bonsai receives the moisture it needs for its soil to remain rich and enable it to grow.

Step 3

Trim back additional growth with pruning shears or scissors to keep the shape of the Bonsai. To trim, simply use your scissors or shears to cut away unwanted or undesirable growth.

Step 4

Dispose of clippings in trash bag.

Step 5

Place your Bonsai tree in a sunny spot in your home where there is plenty of light. In front of a window or patio door is the perfect spot for your Bonsai to receive sunlight.

Things You'll Need

  • Bonsai tree in planter
  • Water
  • Scissors or pruning shears
  • Tray (or pie pan)


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  • About the Bonsai
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