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Ficus (Ficus benjamina)  /  Schefflera (Arboricola)  /  Bahama BerryBoxwood (Buxus)  /  Serissa (Serissa Foetida)  /  Neea BuxifoliaJuniper (Procumbens nana)  /  Chinese Elm (Ulmus Parvifolia)  /  Schillings HollyFukien Tea (Carmona Microphylla)/ Parrot’s Beak (Gmelina philipenisis) 
History of BonsaiThe word “bonsai, pronounced “bone-sigh”, literally means “tray planting”.  It appeared in Japanese writings in the year 1310 even though the practice of growing such trees probably originated before the 11th century in China, when it was called “p’en tsai”. WateringROOTS:  Water when soil feels near dry, never allow to dry out.  Every day, check 1/2 inch beneath the soil:  if dry to the touch, thoroughly water your Bonsai from above.FOLIAGE:  Mist the foliage frequently, once or twice a day, especially during winter. LightYour Bonsai must be placed in a well lit area, preferably outdoors (weather permitting).  Indoors, place trees as follows:  Schefflera - medium light of a North, East or West window.  Ficus, Serissa, Boxwood - Bright Light of East or West window.  Juniper - Intense light of a South window.  Some trees can be adapted to most light situations. RepottingBonsai generally need to be repotted once every 2 to 3 years.  Procedure:  remove the tree from the pot, take a stick or root rake and comb the outer 1/3 of the root away from the rootball.  Using a sharp scissors, remove the combed out roots.  Repot in a potting soil that drains well and keep in the shade for two weeks.  This procedure is generally done in early Spring with most trees. Pruning and TrimmingPruning and trimming must be performed on every tree sometime during the year.   In the case of deciduous trees, such as maples and elms, pruning is best performed in the winter when inner branches are visible.  Most trees can be trimmed throughout the growing season to keep the tree shaped. PestsShould a problem arise with pests or disease, take a leaf sample to your local nursery for recommendation.  Two to three drops of dish washing liquid mixed in your spray bottle, sprayed on all surfaces of tree and soil should contain most pest problems. ***No Tree is  “native” to  indoors!- If a tree is kept indoors, “extra” care must be given to provide the conditions that would be similar to where it originally came from… ______  Indoor when temperatures fall below 50 degrees.  Good light and warm.______  Indoor and good light, temperature near 50 degrees for six weeks.  Ken’s World of Bonsai
P O Box 51Green, OH  44232email:  kensbonsaiworld@aol.com  www.kensworldofbonsai.com

This is just some general info for growing tree inside/ As stated above- NO Tree is native to inside a Home or Office!!- Extra care is needed to provide a growing enviornment similar to what the tree had in it's native climate...