- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Or Direct Light)
- Bonsai Soil Mix
- Mature Height 80 Feet
The Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai is one of the most dazzling bonsai trees around—a sure-to-be showstopper in your home or office. Unlike some other bonsai, this species is great for beginners, as it offers a lot of leeway in terms of care and maintenance. Its fine, delicate branches are easy to shape, making it an ideal choice for bonsai training. In the fall, the Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai’s foliage turns magnificent shades of orange, red, and gold.
Best Locations For Growing Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai
This bonsai variety makes a bright statement in the home or office and is great for a living room counter or office desk. You can also keep the plant outdoors on a patio or in the garden, though they cannot tolerate direct sunlight in the summertime. Mature trees can take short periods of freezing, but you should protect your plant from severe frost.
Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai Sunlight Requirements
These plants do well in a sunny and airy location, but this bonsai variety does not need as much sunlight as others. They do best in locations that receive morning and evening sun with dappled sunlight throughout the rest of the day. If temperatures reach 85 degrees or above, move your bonsai somewhere with indirect sunlight to avoid damage to the leaves.
Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai Care
Most bonsai, including the Japanese Maple Tree, do better outdoors than inside. They are adaptable to a variety of climates, but can only tolerate short periods of freezing temperatures. As such, make sure to protect your bonsai if you experience extended harsh freezing conditions.
Regular pruning is important for both the aesthetics and health of your bonsai. In the spring and summer, pinch back new shoots on a regular basis to help shape the tree and encourage branching. You should also actively prune leaves during the growing season to keep them small. Heavy pruning of main branches and stems should be saved for the late fall and winter.
Generally, this variety does not need to be re-potted often. When the tree reaches 10 years old, re-pot every three years. The best time to re-pot is in the spring just before buds have opened.
Watering Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai
Keep your Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai evenly moist. Water daily from mid-spring to late summer and then as needed during the winter. Never allow your plant to become waterlogged, as this can lead to root rot.
Feeding Japanese Maple Tree Bonsai
Feed this bonsai variety every two weeks during the spring and summer with an organic bonsai fertilizer or liquid fertilizer. During the fall, feed with a nitrogen-free fertilizer.
Diy Bonsai Tree Garden With Japanese Maple Seeds Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Green|
|Common Name: Diy Bonsai Tree Garden With Japanese Maple Seeds|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.