Great question about feeding your bonsai Chinese Elm

We have just received the following question from a customer:

I have just purchased a Elm Bonsai tree (see photograph)
I was wondering if you could tell me how often do i need to feed it with fertilizer?

Dear Bhavesh,
Thank you for your order and your question.
This is actually a really good question.
I would recommend that you always use a bonsai fertiliser becuase other fertilisers may be too strong and burn the roots.
Secondly; please follow the manufacturers instructions because different fertilisers have different strengths.
If you are using the liquid bonsai feed, that we stock, I would recommend feeding this bonsai once a fortnight now and once a week in the spring in summer, when the Chinese Elm bonsai is actively growing.
This will keep your bonsai strong & healthy.
I hope this helps
kind regards
Bonsai Direct

5 thoughts on “Great question about feeding your bonsai Chinese Elm”

  • Bhavesh Nayi

    Thanks :)


  • mrs. Karen huddlestone
    mrs. Karen huddlestone 16th February 2012 at 9:33 am

    Bought 5ft ginsine bonsai. The leaves are falling off. Why is this happening???

    • Bonsai Direct

      Dear Karen,
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      Please can you tell me when you purchased the bonsai and where you position it and how often you water it?
      Are the leaves just falling or are they going crispy or changing colour?
      Have you fed the bonsai with anything?
      If you would like to send me a photograph to I am sure we can get to the bottom of this and be able to advise you.
      Kind regards

  • Bonsai Direct
    Bonsai Direct 1st May 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Hi Valerie,
    Please could you check to see if the leaves are going crispy/papery or if still soft or limp.
    many thanks
    Bonsai Direct

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