Slow Release Bonsai Fertilizer Adds Nutrition for 1 Full Year
Perfect Plants Bonsai Fertilizer pellets are a slow-release mixture that provides long-term enrichment to your bonsai tree.
Nourishing your bonsai tree through its soil is crucial for health and longevity. Earth-grown trees and shrubs typically have sources of nourishment plus space for their roots to grow. Bonsai trees, however, are kept in a limited container with little resources for supplementation — this is why a high-quality fertilizer is best.
Bonsai gardening including indoor bonsai (tropical bonsai are the ones that can be grown indoors) is a fun and relaxing way to bring your gardening to fun, miniature-sized plants. It is fun for all ages!
Perfect Plants bonsai tree fertilizer is of the highest quality in slow-release fertilizers on the market — our plant food helps release nutrients to the soil immediately after application. We believe pellet based fertilizer is better than liquid fertilizer because there is less room for error.
Our multi-purpose blend will help strengthen and maintain the growth and health of your Bonsai Tree. Additionally, it will promote flower production on flowering bonsais. The best time to apply bonsai fertilizer is in the early spring so it has the whole growing season to establish its roots. Do not fertilize in the winter months.
HOW TO APPLY FERTILIZER TO YOUR BONSAI:
- Poke a few small holes around the base of the bonsai tree
- Fill holes with approximately 1 ounce of fertilizer in total — distribute the bonsai food evenly amongst holes along the surface of the soil.
- Backfill holes with soil or gravel. Check out our specially formulated Bonsai Soil.
- Water soil thoroughly to distribute through the root system.
- Be sure to store leftover fertilizer away from children and pets as it can be harmful if swallowed.
The bag holds a 5-year supply of time-released fertilizer for a single live bonsai tree or fertilizer for 1 year for 5 bonsai trees. Be sure to mark the calendar date and create a schedule for fertilizer and every time you water.
Once your Bonsai Fertilizer Pellets order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.
Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.
No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.
Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.
We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.
Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?
Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.
Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.
Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!
Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.
Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order. Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.
Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.
Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.
Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.
Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright. Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.
A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.
To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!
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