Watering Japanese Maple Bonsai
This plant can demand a lot of water. After all, it grows well when in a moist environment. But it shouldn’t stay soaked for too long. After all, it can suffer overwatering too. When it has more than enough water, its lobed foliage may show shades of brown or black. Hence, hydrate it every four to seven days. Also, it needs deep watering due to its extensive root system. But it matters to ensure soil dryness before spraying or pouring water first. Still, hydrate it more during warm months. Limit the plant’s intake late in the year too. When it goes dormant, it doesn’t get thirsty. But it requires watering when it’s hot and windy. So owners of this bonsai ought to be mindful of its water consumption.
Also, before feeding it water, check the soil. Don’t hydrate it when the ground is still moist. Check if the earth can let moisture pass through too. These measures are to prevent waterlogging. After all, such a problem can suffocate the roots and attract pests. Hence, there should be a strategy when watering this plant. By observation, work on keeping it wet. Don’t stick to a fixed watering schedule. Still, try to use water with slight acidity. It prefers to thrive in a “sour” environment. Calcareous water may have alkaline elements that could bring about undesirable effects.