How To Take Care Of Your Winter Jasmine Bonsai Tree

How To Take Care Of Your Winter Jasmine Bonsai Tree

Jasminum Nudiflorum Bonsai Care

About The Winter Jasmine Bonsai Tree

Its bright green, yet delicately slim stems make it a winter wonderland of a bonsai tree.

As a jasmine, the winter jasmine will be your the fragrant bonsai tree in your collection - and it flowers in the winter!

It is a deciduous tree, meaning it will lose its leaves over the winter and needs to be kept outdoors.

Placement

The Winter Jasmine is a deciduous plant and needs to drop its leaves and go dormant to survive.  Outdoors only for this one.

It loves light, and should get plenty of it.

Watering

The Winter Jasmine, like most bonsai trees, will die if it dries out.  It enjoys plenty of water in well draining soil. Never let it dry out completely.

Humidity

The Winter Jasmine enjoys humidity in the drier months, and a suitable humidity drip tray will provide plenty.

Fertilizing

Since your Winter Jasmine bonsai is in a small pot, and not the ground, it needs nutrients.  A slow release (pellet based) fertilizer is perfect for this, and can be added sparingly every 1-2 months during the growing season.

Pruning & Trimming

Trim back the new growth to the farthest safe point that looks good to you — but never remove all of the new growth.

A regular trim will help keep your Winter Jasmine bonsai tree short, while helping the trunk grow thicker.

Repotting

Repotting must be performed periodically on your bonsai, Winter Jasmine included, when its root system has filled the pot.  If you can clearly see the roots coming out of the bottom of the pot, it’s time to repot your bonsai.

Generally, this means every 2-3 years for a deciduous tree and every 4-5 years for an evergreen.  Winter Jasmine, being deciduous, will need to be repotted around every 2-3 years depending on its environment.

Repotting should be done in mid-summer, when the tree is at it’s least fragile state.

Your Winter Jasmine bonsai, along with all of its soil, should be removed from the pot.  From there, you can trim away no more than 1/3rd of the root mass (1/4th is preferred.) 

Then you can repot the tree in the same pot, or give it a newer / bigger pot to thrive in.

After repotting, your bonsai Winter Jasmine should be thoroughly watered.

Diseases, Insects & Other Pests

Your Winter Jasmine bonsai can be treated for pests like a normal Winter Jasmine tree.  Just remember, your tree is miniature and will need a much smaller and more gentile dose of treatment.

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