Juniper Bonsai

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Care level: Easy

This Juniper bonsai tree is easy to take care of and will make for the perfect accessory in a minimalist space.

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There are more than fifty different varieties of Juniper bonsai tree available.

With the right amount of light and humidity, the Juniper bonsai tree can thrive in any condition. Juniper trees belong to the Cypress family of plants. The trees are coniferous, and their growing habits range from low-growing shrubs to tall trees that reach heights of 15 to 16 feet. Juniper wood has a rich, red hue. The hardness of the wood makes it highly suitable for cabinetry. Juniper trees produce berries that are valued as spices, and for flavoring gin.  Grow the plant in a location that receives more than four hours of sunlight each day, and in soil that tends toward dryness. Junipers prefer soil that is slightly dry, but it should not be exposed to prolonged dryness. It is best to water the plant well, allowing for proper drainage, and then allow the soil to become dry before watering again. The juniper bonsai tree needs a certain level of humidity for optimal growth. This can be accomplished by misting the leaves regularly and/or using a humidity tray on which to set the plant pot. Feed the tree with half-strength liquid fertilizer once a month in during the spring and fall seasons.

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