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Watering mame and shohin trees

Q: Mame or Shohin bonsai are my favourite kind of Bonsai but they are so difficult to keep watered. What is your secret of keeping them watered?

A: Mame are really not difficult to keep watered. Sink the pots into a tray of perlite or sphagnum moss or even fine gravel. Push the pots half-way down into this moist media. This will keep your mame moist for almost a week. This is also a good method to use when you are going on holiday and there is no one to tend your Bonsai.


 


 

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