Ligustrum bonsai is known for its thick and beautiful tree trunk. As a common indoor bonsai specie with lively light green leaves, ligustrum bonsai will bring positive energy to your room. Caring for a bonsai can also be a hobby which restores balance to your daily life.
Every tree is unique and the shape of the tree trunk might look different from the photo.
Height: approximately 35 cm.
Sunlight: Strong Indirect sunlight, and preferably more than 6 hours of sunlight. Avoid sunlight that is too bright (tips: if you have a window facing the south with bright & direct sunlight, place the plant a little away from the window, or use a transparent curtain to partially block the light).
Water: ligustrum needs to be watered frequently (especially in the summer) and not let the soil be dried out. Around 2-3 times a week, but can be more or less frequent depending on humidity levels and amount of light received. On hot days the ligustrum bonsai needs a lot of water and must be watered thoroughly as soon as the soil gets dry. Watering the plant less frequently in the winter.
The best practice is to use your finger to feel the soil, it should not be overly soggy or overly dry. It should be slightly moist with the top layer of soil only a bit dry.
How to water: immerse the entire bonsai plant in a bucket or basin of water for about 10 minutes. Once the air bubbles have risen to the top, the bonsai has absorbed enough water. Alternatively, you can choose to use a watering can and observe the water sinking into the soil and dripping down from the bottom of the pot.
Fertilizer: add a bit of bonsai plant food during growing seasons every few weeks will be appreciated by your bonsai. No plant food is necessary in the winter.