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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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Random Bonsai Tip

So much time is spent on striving towards perfection in the foliage area of trees but little contemplation goes into the area around the nebari. Consider planting your tree at different heights in the pot which might enhance the existing taper and roots. If your tree lacks roots use moss mounded in such a way to suggest underlying roots, or you can even use sticks of similar appearance to the wood of the tree as 'fake' roots until you are able to coerce roots to fill the void. Use appropriate gravel to complete the scene.