Juniper Bonsai Tree

Our petite version of the popular tree makes an enchanting gift for home or office


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Item Form Gift Plants
Virtual Form Gift Plant
Additional Characteristics Bonsai, Decorative Plants
Occasion All Occasion, Christmas, Hanukkah, Holiday Gifts
Recipient Coworker, Father, For Her, For Him, Gifts for Gardeners, Grandparent, Host/Hostess, Mother, Teacher
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Review Summary
(Based on 3 Reviews)

5 star rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Reviews

5 star rating
Beautiful!
Brianna B. from AZ wrote on April 18, 2014

I love this bonsai. It came perfectly healthy. The planter and humidity stones look wonderful. I am very glad that I made the decision to purchase this attractive tree.

5 star rating
Beautifu, came very healthy.
Brianna B. from AZ wrote on March 27, 2014

This Juniper Bonsai is absolutely beautiful. It came very healthy. I was really impressed with how the plant came. The soil in it wasn't even dry at all! Everything came perfectly. I'm very glad that I made the decision to get this Lovely little bonsai.

5 star rating
Absolutely perfect.
JJ from CA wrote on June 17, 2013

Sent this to my daughter for her birthday. Plant is absolutely as beautiful as the picture - maybe even better. This was a perfect gift!

ARRIVAL:

Your bonsai gift arrives planted in a ceramic container with humidity tray and rocks. Place the rocks on the tray and the plant in its container on top of the rocks. Please read and follow the instructions below carefully to keep your plant healthy.

PLACEMENT:

Display your bonsai where it will receive bright indirect light and up to 3 or more hours of direct sunlight daily. During winter months, your bonsai will do best in a humid, draft-free room with temperatures below 60°F in the day and between 40° to 55°F at night. When the interior air is dry, mist your plant frequently, place it near other leafy plants or next to an open container of water, and keep the humidity tray filled with water so that the water never touches the bottom of the planter, unless you are actively watering.

If you place your bonsai outdoors, move it outside in the spring after all threat of frost has passed and minimum temperatures exceed 40°F, place it in light shade where it is protected from the wind, and return it indoors before the first hard frost in the fall.

WATERING:

Your bonsai plant requires frequent watering and should never be allowed to dry out completely. To water, place the plant in a pan with 1 to 2 inches of water and soak for an hour or so until the soil looks and feels moist. Never use water that has been treated by a water softener. After watering, the soil color will be a deep chocolate brown. The soil color will lighten as it dries, and the surface will feel dry to the touch when it needs watering.

Juniper Bonsai tree

If the tree gets too dry or excessive salts build up on the soil surface, submerge the entire pot in water to thoroughly water and wash out salts. If you are unable to water it for several days, you can seal the pot in a plastic bag immediately after watering. The bag acts as a greenhouse and will keep the soil moist for at least a week.

FEEDING:

Apply complete liquid fertilizer at half strength every 6 weeks throughout the growing period, typically spring to midsummer.

Jackson & Perkins offers a selection of fertilizer & plant care products. We suggest using AlgoPlus Fertilizer for the general health and maintenance of your plant.

PRUNING:

Bonsai trees must be pruned to maintain a balanced ratio between canopy and root. Without pruning the branches, the tree would grow too large to be supported by the confined root structure. Pruning also induces branching, producing a denser plant.

To prune, pinch out ends of new growth about once every 6 weeks while they are growing. In pinching and pruning, you are trying to maintain the shape of the bonsai and to create a bushier plant.

ROOT PRUNING:

Every other spring (March-May) your bonsai will need its roots pruned. Gently remove the plant from the pot, carefully remove some of the soil around the sides and bottom of the root ball. Cut off 1/3 of the roots all the way around and up from the bottom. Place fresh, porous soil in the pot (a houseplant soil mix is suitable) and replant the bonsai. After potting, mist the plant and water thoroughly per watering instructions (above) so that the entire root ball is moist.

INSECT CONTROL:

Bonsai are especially susceptible to aphids and spider mites. So, it’s important to closely inspect your plant once a month, especially the underside of leaves, and if any pests are present, remove them by hand, or gently wash the leaves with highly diluted soapy water and follow with a freshwater rinse.

IMPORTANT: Ornamental plant material should not be eaten. Keep away from pets and children.
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